Subgrade gasoline is to blame for small-engine damage

01/1/2013 |

The use of subgrade gasoline by many refiners is likely the main cause of small-engine damage usually attributed to ethanol, writes columnist Susanne Retka Schill. When the ethanol dries up during long-term storage, the subgrade gasoline that remains in the tank can cause problems with the equipment, Schill states. That is why experts recommend that small-engine tanks be drained prior to winter storage, Schill notes.

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