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Ethanol in gas

Can I run my lawn mower with ethanol in gas Ethanol in gas can pose problems if you don’t handle it correctly. Ethanol is added to gas so it can meet EPA standards for oxygenated gas to reduce CO emissions. The old oxygenate additive MTBE was found to be carcinogenic and, when it leaked from underground tanks, would pollute the water table. So gasoline suppliers switched to ethanol. Why is ethanol in gas? Ethanol adds more oxygen to the combustion process and it increases the octane level of the gasoline slightly. … Read More

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