Small-engine manufacturers warn that ethanol can dissolve plastic and create harmful deposits, leading to costly repairs. Here’s what you can do about it.
If you buy a new mower, trimmer, snowblower or other piece of equipment, you may find a warning in the owner’s manual to not use certain grades of ethanol-blended gasoline. But what is ethanol and what harm can it do? Ethanol is an alcohol fuel distilled from plant materials, such as corn or sugar. It’s