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teaman91
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 7:10:26 PM

what type of gas and oil do you guys use. Is it bad to put stuff with low octane in and is that synthetic oil dumb to put into a lawnmower ?
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: May 22, 2014 12:14:33 AM

Regular
txmtnbiker74
Sophomore Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 5:07:33 PM

cheap gas & cheap walmart oil, oil changes 3x a summer & never leave fuel in the tank... not one problem in 10 years
magpie2013
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 4:08:10 PM

We have an electric lawn mower so we don't need Gas!
Nuzan
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 12:58:20 PM

Regular with fuel stabilizer.
Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 9:30:59 AM

Oil I use a 2 cycle engine oil by Quaker State. Gas I use 87 octane. I usually run the tank dry when I am done mowing the yard.
cv
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 6:22:53 AM

I use regular 87 octane gas and fill the lawn mower crankcase with Mobil synthetic oil.
BobFang
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 6:20:15 AM

I use regular gas for all of my yard tools that require fuel.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 6:11:30 AM

I use "marine gas", E0 mid-grade.
Maxer105
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 6:09:04 AM

87
dfp609
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 5:13:01 AM

I use regular 87 octane for my mower.
mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 4:57:01 PM

I use premium fuel
luvmyrv
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 2:26:17 PM

Just bought a new mower and although manual says up to 10% ethanol is ok, that long term its better for the engine to use premium fuel...here in Canada premium is ethanol free...so for the little that a mower will burn over the summer...I will use premium.
46chief
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 1:40:02 PM

87. Wish I could find gas w/o ethanol in it.
WEDDY
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 9:37:50 AM

regular gas with 10-30 oil
gvan
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 9:22:39 AM

E10....that's all that's available and have used it for many years with no problems.
Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 8:03:08 AM

regular without ethanol
dfp609
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Message Posted: May 13, 2014 7:02:36 AM

I have always used regular gas and 10W30 motor oil, and I have never had any problems.
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 5:21:23 AM

Read your owner's manual.
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 5:08:44 AM

High test
teaman91
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 5:35:25 PM

just going to stick with the lowest octane with the non ethanol thanks
randy3116
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 8:31:34 AM

whatever the manufacturer has recommended
mandydonnaprinc
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 8:14:16 AM

93
TriniB
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 12:05:33 AM

electric
PnnyPnchr
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 11:59:25 PM

120V 60Hz and a 30 metre extension cord, ;-)
outlaw329
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 11:54:20 PM

Gas without ethanol and 93 grade. Costs more, but worth it in the long run.
waynecz
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 8:52:36 PM

regular oil, or whatever I have around, and regular gas
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 5:43:15 AM

Regular oil and high test gas
rrtruck
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 6:34:30 PM

Just regular ol' 87 octane.
RadarIN
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 7:03:51 AM

87
mawtaow
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 6:57:39 AM

regular
lwood655
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 3:04:55 PM

87
namzza6310
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 12:11:30 PM

87 octane as recommended by the manufacturer
twt
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 3:42:15 AM

Read your owner's manual.
beachd8
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 3:15:56 AM

gardeners mow my yard
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 2:07:01 AM

I believe my yard person uses ethanol free when they can get it, at a higher cost.
stonejd
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 1:37:54 AM

87
teaman91
Rookie Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 1:13:48 AM

welp cant get non ethanol around these parts no more unless i wanna shell out 65c more per gallon for premium
icewaterJG
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 3:05:11 PM

87 and straight 30 wgt oil
pt88
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 2:22:25 PM

i use hi test
Wanda127
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 1:59:30 PM

87 but the ethanol isn't good for the engine
GuitarmanMS
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 1:57:19 PM

87
nichols
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 11:54:26 AM

87
tfellad
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 6:19:18 AM

Cheap 87 and 10w30
Changed out the engine on my mower deck and she runs like a top!
New plug, air filter, and oil change. (Saves Gas/Improves performance)

Everybody don't forget to run out all of the left over gas in your lawnmower or use stabil fuel treatment. You don't want that gas to stay in there all winter. You will pay for it later trying to crank it.
Also take the left over gas in your gas can and pour it into your car. Don't want that laying around either.

LawnMower 101
TomB2
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 3:32:03 PM

87 octane is what to use, without ethanol if you can find it. There is no need to waste your money on synthetic oil for a lawn mower. I get in excess of 25 years on a decent mower using conventioanl 10W-30 oil.
speedy700
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 11:14:31 AM

Regular gas (87 octane) and 30W oil. Typically synthetic oils don't come in a straight grade (at least i have never seen them) so stick with conventional oil and change it when it starts to look a dirty.
dfp609
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 10:52:45 AM

I always use low octane gas and 10W 30 motor oil
stonejd
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 9:17:19 AM

87... the cheap stuff.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 12:39:56 AM

lower octane
Camry05
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 11:43:37 PM

87
Wanda127
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 11:18:52 PM

My rider takes 87 octane with E10 but I can tell it has an effect on it because it idles ruff.
Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 7:39:29 PM

87 which probably has some ethanol in it. And diesel in the tractor.
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