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    Default what grade of gasoline recommended?

    New bobcat with kohler 23hp. Regular, mid grade or?

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    Did it come with a Kohler owners manual? It should be in there or I would call Kohler and talk to them. All gas today contains some alcohol so I wouldn't let it set in the machine to long.
    Last edited by tackit; 04-01-2013 at 08:35 AM.

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    I run high grade in my 2011 model - try to get it somewhere that dont have alot
    of stuff in it
    The main thing is not to panic or get excited
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    Everywhere around here is 10% ethanol. Used to be up until about a year ago you could go to Maryland just 10 minutes away and get clean gas but now its 10% too. I was thinking mid grade but I was also thinking too much octane would make it run hot. I'm gonna look in my manual when I get home

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    I wonder if the engine welders do well with fuel stabilizer additives? I've heard they help prevent some of the carb issues if fuel with ethanol sits in a carb too long.

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    With my old welders I always put a little Lucas fuel treatment in the gas. They all still run pretty good so I guess it doesn't hurt

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    We run regular with sta-bil year round in the 250 Bobcat and 302 Trailblazers. No issues .

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldonwelding View Post
    With my old welders I always put a little Lucas fuel treatment in the gas. They all still run pretty good so I guess it doesn't hurt
    Lucas is good stuff by this fuel additive chart. intresting info on fuel additives.


    http://fueltestkit.com/is_gas_additi..._e10_list.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldonwelding View Post
    Everywhere around here is 10% ethanol. Used to be up until about a year ago you could go to Maryland just 10 minutes away and get clean gas but now its 10% too. I was thinking mid grade but I was also thinking too much octane would make it run hot. I'm gonna look in my manual when I get home
    Octane rating has zero correlation to engine or combustion temps. It's purely a measurement of knock resistance. I would run what the manufacture recommends.
    Last edited by Cgotto6; 04-01-2013 at 04:02 PM.

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    When all else fails read your manual, says 87 octane minimum. Gas up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded is acceptable, E15,20&85 should not be used.
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