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Old 12-01-2019, 06:24 AM
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Just purchased my first new gas powered Yamaha. Looking for opinions on gas. I was under the impression that ethanol free gas is better for small engines. I noticed that they sell it at The Villages Golf store, but the price is over a dollar a gallon more expensive than regular gas. I noticed the other day that WaWa sell non ethanol gas for about 60 cent a gallon cheaper.

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Old 12-01-2019, 06:55 AM
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I use regular gas in my small engines, use sta-bil for the ones that sit a lot. Don't want the ethanol to separate. My boat always has sta-bil, lawn mowers, golf carts when not using for a while.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:07 AM
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Whichever fuel you choose stick with that type of fuel. Not good to mix, or to switch back and forth.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:39 AM
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If it's a new cart look on the gas tank or the gas cap. If there is a sticker that says either E10 or E5 you can use regular pump gas.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:26 AM
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Look at your owners manual. It states that fuels containing more than 10% ethanol are not recommended. "Regular" gas is 10% ethanol so you will be fine using "regular".

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Just purchased my first new gas powered Yamaha. Looking for opinions on gas. I was under the impression that ethanol free gas is better for small engines. I noticed that they sell it at The Villages Golf store, but the price is over a dollar a gallon more expensive than regular gas. I noticed the other day that WaWa sell non ethanol gas for about 60 cent a gallon cheaper.

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Old 12-01-2019, 08:42 AM
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Look at your owners manual. It states that fuels containing more than 10% ethanol are not recommended. "Regular" gas is 10% ethanol so you will be fine using "regular".
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:00 AM
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Older small engines (and for that matter older cars, antiques) had components in the fuel system from the tank to the carburetor that did not tolerate fuels with ethanol which caused corrosion or problems with rubber components. Most if not all of the newer small engines will now toloerate fuels with some level of ethanol.
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It really depends, if you are a full time resident and use your cart on a daily basis then fuel with ethanol is fine. If you are a part time resident, and your cart sits for long periods of time without being used, then it’s definitely worth it to use ethanol free gas. Over time ethanol separates from the gas and evaporates, leaving behind a gummy substance that clogs components in the fuel delivery system and can lead to expensive repairs. This problem can be minimized by consistently adding a good quality fuel stabilizer to ethanol gas. We are part time residents and never use fuel with ethanol in our carts. Our limited time in the Villages is so precious, I don’t want to wast any of that time dealing with golf cart problems.
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If you run it regularly standard 10% ethanol is fine .For long periods of sitting I fill with non ethanol eliminates the chances of water condensation why spend the $$
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Save your money.
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If you run it regularly standard 10% ethanol is fine .For long periods of sitting I fill with non ethanol eliminates the chances of water condensation why spend the $$
Exactly. BTW, you can get ethanol free gas at the new Wawa (near Lowes) for about 40 cents per gallon more than regular. Much cheaper than Villages Carts.
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Exactly. BTW, you can get ethanol free gas at the new Wawa (near Lowes) for about 40 cents per gallon more than regular. Much cheaper than Villages Carts.
Don't forget to bring your gate pass or you won't be able to get out of TV to get to Wawa.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:43 PM
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Don't forget to bring your gate pass or you won't be able to get out of TV to get to Wawa.
drive to wawa to save a buck?
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drive to wawa to save a buck?
Then go to Aldies and spend it save more
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Then go to Aldies and spend it save more
Drove there Tuesday to check it out, could see Walmart from there.
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