New bobcat with kohler 23hp. Regular, mid grade or?
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04-01-2013, 07:50 AM #1
what grade of gasoline recommended?
04-01-2013, 08:33 AM #2
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.
04-01-2013, 01:01 PM #3
I run high grade in my 2011 model - try to get it somewhere that dont have alot
of stuff in itThe main thing is not to panic or get excited
Bobcat 250, Extreme 12VS, MM 211
Meltabo,Milwaukee, Porter Cable,Dewalt
Victor O/A, Ingersoll-Rand
Evolution Rage 2, 40 AMP Plasma
04-01-2013, 02:28 PM #4
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
04-01-2013, 02:32 PM #5Senior Member
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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.
04-01-2013, 03:31 PM #6
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
04-01-2013, 03:34 PM #7
We run regular with sta-bil year round in the 250 Bobcat and 302 Trailblazers. No issues .
04-01-2013, 03:51 PM #8
04-01-2013, 03:56 PM #9Senior Member
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04-01-2013, 04:10 PM #10Member
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