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post #1 of 16 Old 12-25-2018, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel for a 2019 KQ

Hi, dealer mentioned that I should use premium fuel on my 2019 KQ. Manual says regular 87 oct.
Ignore the dealer?
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post #2 of 16 Old 12-25-2018, 10:57 AM
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Iíve heard a lot of people say to use Premium fuel in all my small engines because it contains less ethanol then regular fuel. Personally I only use regular fuel in all my small engines and they all work well running on that. Your dealer isnít entirely wrong. But if your manual suggests 87 octane fuel then Iíd use that. After all, the engineers who design the KQ know whatís best for their engines to run off of. So if they recommend 87, Iíd use that. But thereís nothing wrong with using premium fuel in your KQ either. Only difference is it costs more then regular fuel and contains less ethanol.

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post #3 of 16 Old 12-25-2018, 01:01 PM
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I run premium, only because it doesnít have booze in it..

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post #4 of 16 Old 12-25-2018, 02:27 PM
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I use 87 as stated in the owner manual.
My dealer also told me to use high octane but I think he has money invested in gaz company. Ha! Ha!
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I always use hi test and have never had a problem
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post #6 of 16 Old 12-25-2018, 05:44 PM
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I use 93 octane in everything, in my area the local company switched to 0% ethanol in premium only. I use it in everything, chainsaw, mower, snowmobiles, generator...etc. if I was riding my quad continuously and was filling it multiple times a month I'd use regular however I could make a full tank last a couple months. Since switching I've used zero stabalizer and never once had an issue. While I believe the engineers may allow 87 they are always pushed to design or recommend to a given standard it doesn't always mean what's recommended is best but doesn't mean it isn't either. I personally choose to pay 60-80 cents more a gallon for no ethanol.

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post #7 of 16 Old 12-26-2018, 10:26 PM
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Another vote for 93 in everything.
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post #8 of 16 Old 12-26-2018, 11:06 PM
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93 gains you absolutely nothing EXCEPT .....if the 93 you are getting is ethanol free, I would get it too......It's just really hard to find around me.

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post #9 of 16 Old 12-27-2018, 02:59 AM
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yep, I got used to using high octane ethonal free gas on small engines, particularly carbureted motors. As long as gas prices donít get crazy again, I continue to use it as much as possible. itís readily available at Shell or Esso around here.

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post #10 of 16 Old 12-27-2018, 09:28 AM
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From my research I don't think you can get ethanol free gas in Canada, correct me if I'm wrong, I'd like to know where to get it.....

Just my .02 cents, no charge.....

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