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In storage, gasoline immediately starts to naturally oxidize and deteriorate. The older it gets the more it deteriorates and the more likely it will cause hard starting and other performance issues that result from sticky deposits that clog the tiny passages in the fuel system.
In addition, ethanol in the gasoline attracts water. Initially it mixes with the ethanol, but at higher concentrations it separates and settles to the lowest point, which leads to corrosion and starting and running problems. The lower the fuel level in the tank, the more likely you will experience water contamination. If the gasoline in your fuel tank and carburetor has significantly deteriorated during storage, you may need to have the carburetor and other fuel system components serviced or replaced.
Are gas-related issues covered under warranty? It does not cover fuel system damage or engine performance problems resulting from deteriorated fuel. Can I use E85 in my Honda Engine? Other interesting facts about ethanol Ethanol is produced from corn, soybeans, sugar cane, or other organic material.
Ethanol is an excellent solvent, drying agent and cleanser. It will clean or dissolve some parts of, and deposits in, fuel storage and fuel delivery systems, including some fuel tank materials. The dissolved material can clog filters or pass through and leave deposits on fuel injectors, fuel pumps, fuel pressure regulators, carburetor jets, intake tracts, valves, and valve guides.
Note that a fuel stabilizer will not reconstitute stale fuel. Use a gas station with a reputation for quality fuel. Know the specific fuel laws for your state as laws and fuel composition may change often. Small Engines Models.
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