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Old 07-21-2010, 06:36 PM   #43
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lo octane ng; hi octane oui, oui.

airports have higher octane fuel. plus most drag strips, some roundy-round tracks and if all else fails, buy a 55gallon bomb directly from VP.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #44
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I will stick with the recommendations found in the owners manual.

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FUEL RECOMMENDATIONS

This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a
pump octane rating of 86 or higher.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #45
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the aluminum heads in your engine are not design to run with any thing over 87 octane, or they stand a good chance of warping. .
Where do you come up with this stuff?
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I stupidly left a small amount of fuel in my EU1000 for just two weeks, and then had to have the carb cleaned out, again. I had a run of three years with a perfectly runing unit, and I do/did not run mine every month. Lesson learned; again. If you're not going to run the gen for another couple of days, run it dry, and then drain what is left using the carb drain screw.
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