I have a buddy that owns the local Honda
motorcycle dealership. He said his shop makes a fortune on repairing motorcycles running ethanol. Seems to be an issue mostly on engines that are not run frequently.
I have another buddy that owns a local rental business. He has lots of small engines, lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc. He rents all his equipment
with a 5 gallon can of non ethanol gasoline and reports that his small engine repairs
have dropped significantly.
business has lots of small engines. All of our small gasoline engines are fueled with non-ethanol gasoline. The only time we have issues is when one of my guys fuels one with ethanol fuel and stores the equipment
for a while. It's a sure fire way of having a gummed up carburetor.
I've read all of the post on this thread and it seems that some of you guys have no issue with running ethanol fuel. I don't either in my truck that is run everyday and the fuel is turned over often. However, living in a place that has 85%- 95% humidity every day, my marine
engines and small engines do much better without it.