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jiveturkey
03-23-2012, 12:09 PM
So I got home from the gas station and realized that I put 87 octane in my 2 stroke can and my weed eater calls for 89.

I'm wondering if I should dump it out and get 89???

And is the strorm drain in front of my house a dolphin safe fuel dump? :D

Dayze
03-23-2012, 12:11 PM
i ran 87 in mine for years. Not sure, but I don't think weed eater engines have enough compression to cause early detonation, thus requiring higher octane. Depending on the engine size etc.

mine was your typical Ryobi plane jane Home Depot job. I didn't run it for hours and hours. Just to edge etc. Probably ran it about 15 minutes a pop.

they probably recommend 89 because their testing indicated it was the most efficient.
I don't believe 87 will do any damage etc.

mikeyis4dcats.
03-23-2012, 12:11 PM
assume you're joking.

penguinz
03-23-2012, 12:14 PM
You should be good. But unless is designed for ethanol it can do a number on small engines. Pick up something like STA-BIL fuel stabilizer for it.

Radar Chief
03-23-2012, 12:14 PM
So I got home from the gas station and realized that I put 87 octane in my 2 stroke can and my weed eater calls for 89.

I'm wondering if I should dump it out and get 89???

And is the strorm drain in front of my house a dolphin safe fuel dump? :D

No, donít worry about it.

Scorp
03-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Jet fuel!

mlyonsd
03-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Odds are it will be fine but I'd wear a fire suit until that can of gas is gone.

Kerberos
03-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Go down to your local O'Reilly's or Autozone and pick up a bottle/can of octane boost. Or just pour what you have into your car's gas tank and start over. A little 2 cycle oil won't hurt anything.

HemiEd
03-23-2012, 01:36 PM
You should be good. But unless is designed for ethanol it can do a number on small engines. Pick up something like STA-BIL fuel stabilizer for it.

That is the best stuff ever invented, especially for this crap gas that goes bad in 90 days.

chasedude
03-23-2012, 01:39 PM
http://arrogantass.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/shittersfull2-1.jpg

loochy
03-23-2012, 01:39 PM
I get 93. Only the best for my heavily tuned 2 stroke.

Fish
03-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Odds are it will be fine but I'd wear a fire suit until that can of gas is gone.

This. And 2 pairs of safety glasses....

Kerberos
03-23-2012, 01:48 PM
I get 93. Only the best for my heavily tuned 2 stroke.

Yup

Had a 2000 Seadoo RX with a level 1 performance kit on it and it required more octane...I started using a mix of 3 parts 91 and 2 parts 104 octane race fuel from VP but that shit is EXPENSIVE so I just started using 92 (the highest I could get back home) and it ran fine.

As long as you buy fuel from a decent brand name supplier you should be ok.

Bwana
03-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Use what you bought/the end.

morphius
03-23-2012, 02:08 PM
This. And 2 pairs of safety glasses....
And a diaper, 'cause when that thing pops...

morphius
of course this post is to humor myself and not meant as actual advice for this situation.

Dayze
03-23-2012, 02:15 PM
I get 93. Only the best for my heavily tuned 2 stroke.

LOL.

reminds me of a guy I work with; drives a 2009-ish Civic. Naturally aspirated; stock engine.

'insists' on 93, and 'recommends' I should put it in my 2008 Golf.
:rolleyes:

He must have Dane kind of money to buy gas like that unnecessarily.