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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby Matt Kirsch » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:52 am

I have been running 10% ethanol fuel in all my tractors, since I've owned tractors, and have not had a lick of trouble that could be attributed to ethanol in the fuel. Ethanol gets a bad rap for everything from dead batteries to ingrown toenails.

I've wondered if it's because of where I get my fuel, but there are about 50 gas stations around and I've used fuel from all of them with zero problems.

As long as the fuel is clean and not overly contaminated, the tractor will burn it and run just fine. There's no need to buy special ethanol-free fuel, or avgas from the airport.

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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby havoc1482 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:35 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:I have been running 10% ethanol fuel in all my tractors, since I've owned tractors, and have not had a lick of trouble that could be attributed to ethanol in the fuel. Ethanol gets a bad rap for everything from dead batteries to ingrown toenails.

I've wondered if it's because of where I get my fuel, but there are about 50 gas stations around and I've used fuel from all of them with zero problems.

As long as the fuel is clean and not overly contaminated, the tractor will burn it and run just fine. There's no need to buy special ethanol-free fuel, or avgas from the airport.


100% this. We run everything on the farm (multiple old Farmalls) with regular 10% and have no issues. I've been using it in my Super A with no issues either. Just don't leave gas sitting unless you put a stabilizer in it. A can of Seafoam every season wouldn't hurt either.
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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:30 pm

Not true in humid, coastal Massachusetts and RI. The boating industry on Narragansett bay, almost disappeared, when we switched to ethanol fuel. All sorts of carb issues, on marine engines. Stabilizers help some, but fuel in vented tanks, attracts water like a magnet!
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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:48 pm

Good article on E10 fuel from Toro.

http://yardcare.toro.com/maintain/how-t ... -gasoline/
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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby LRiddle » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:44 pm

Awesome advice guys. Thanks. I go pick up my cub on the 12th and I'm pretty excited for it. It will be my first personal antique tractor, and first time dealing with a cub, so I'm sure I'll be asking for more advice soon.
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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby Glen » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:50 pm

Hi,
Reading the owner's manual is a good thing to do. It has much info about operation, lubrication, and maintenance. Find the manual closest to the year of your Cub at the top of the page. :)

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Re: Cub fuel.

Postby LRiddle » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:52 pm

Glen wrote:Hi,
Reading the owner's manual is a good thing to do. It has much info about operation, lubrication, and maintenance. Find the manual closest to the year of your Cub at the top of the page. :)


I plan on doing that once I get the tractor. I don't know the year or the serial number yet.
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