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Old 06-15-2010, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After reading something about a ethanol testing device over on dootalk, I had my local Briggs&Stratton dealer order me a couple. Its a small glass test tube with a screw on cap, about 2oz in size. It has lines and specific measurements on the side. You fill the tube to the water line, then fill the rest of the way to the neck with gasoline. Shake and wait 5 minutes, the separation is clearly visible and the markings on the side of the tube indicate what % of ethanol is in the gas.


Briggs & Stratton part # 795161.

It cost me $7.50 each. (I bought 2)

Here is a link (for reference) I found to a place that sells them. Any Briggs & Stratton dealer can get them for you.

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Good idea to check your gas for to much ethenol! I'm wondering if there is such a tester for bad gas(old gas)! I went out of my way to put non ethenol gas in my sled the last two seasons and have had nothing but problems! I think this coming season its getting whatever is fresh.
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good write up super. im going to look into this
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i have one as a semi retired auto tech lol its a pain in the ass to use so i cant see myself standing at the gas pump checking the ethanol in the gas im pumping . i just dont use ethanol. im buying a mr funnel this year
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i have one as a semi retired auto tech lol its a pain in the ass to use so i cant see myself standing at the gas pump checking the ethanol in the gas im pumping . i just dont use ethanol. im buying a mr funnel this year
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Works fine for me. Unfortunatly, we don't always have a choice to buy non-ethanol contaminated fuel here.

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After reading something about a ethanol testing device over on dootalk, I had my local Briggs&Stratton dealer order me a couple. Its a small glass test tube with a screw on cap, about 2oz in size. It has lines and specific measurements on the side. You fill the tube to the water line, then fill the rest of the way to the neck with gasoline. Shake and wait 5 minutes, the separation is clearly visible and the markings on the side of the tube indicate what % of ethanol is in the gas.


Briggs & Stratton part # 795161.

It cost me $7.50 each. (I bought 2)

Here is a link (for reference) I found to a place that sells them. Any Briggs & Stratton dealer can get them for you.

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you shouldn't be over on DooTalk with a Polaris as a profile pic
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you shouldn't be over on DooTalk with a Polaris as a profile pic
Why not? I own the Polaris in my profile pic, and a 2011 ski-doo 1200X renegade.......
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Thats maybe what you think now! Until you start having crank seals go to hell on you when you are 20 to 100 miles from home on your sled and the motor is seized up. cause the ethanol dried out your seals!!
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