How to Fight Ethanol Problems in Small Engines

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In 2005, Congress instituted a new renewable fuel standard. In response, refiners made a wholesale switch, removing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and blending fuel with ethanol. Ethanol helps reduce petroleum use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Derived from corn, ethanol supports U.S. agriculture and helps support energy independence.

Do Fuel Additives Work?

Store shelves are littered with fuel additives that claim to provide a number of benefits, including… • Increased fuel economy • Smoother engine operation • Reduced emissions • Extended engine life • Maximum horsepower