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Old 03-18-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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Lawn Mower Fuel Brand Experiment

I have the test "set-up" :





Now I just need to locate the jug I will use to bring home my first sample.

Mower is Toro 450 Model #20434

Funnel has cut-off valve on it, measurements will be taken in ml or in pints. I need help deciding how much fuel to test per run. How about 200ml? (I can guess that that much is about an hour run)

I marked the ground so mower can be brought back to the exact same spot (in case it rains and so I can put it back in garage overnight)

I will keep my window cracked so I can hear the mower sputtering when its running out of fuel. I will hand time the run, and time is stopped when mower is stalled.

Of course I will log all ambient temperatures as taken from the weather station one of my neighbors is runnning 900ft away.
*out in garage locating my jug to start the beginning of three runs of Shell*
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Old 03-18-2006, 03:01 PM   #2
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I think you should do the

I think you should do the following.

Shell
Chevron
76
Arco
Mobil

Those are the top brands.
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I've never heard of arco,

I've never heard of arco, and I have traveled the northest for college visits, the midwest for family, and the mid atlantic for life.

Exxon-Mobil is the largest oil company in the world still, right?
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Re: I've never heard of arco,

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I've never heard of arco, and I have traveled the northest for college visits, the midwest for family, and the mid atlantic for life.

Exxon-Mobil is the largest oil company in the world still, right?
Arco is huge on the west coast. It's a cheap gas station. I would say to use it if you have one in the area.
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Gotta scratch Arco, Chevron & 76 off the list. No such things here.

Availible brands here are BP, Mobil, Shell, Marathon/Speedways, Sunoco and Citgo. Of course you have the Costco's, Meijers and Sam's Clubs fuel.
*EDIT 3-29-06*
Found out that MArathon is NOT the same as Speedway! Totally different! My bad!

I also have ONE BioPerformance Gas Pill, lol
If someone wants to figure out how we could test that in this experiment. ...and it does indeed smell like moth balls.

I found my jug and testing with Shell begins tonight.
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I remember when I wanted to

I remember when I wanted to test moth balls. That would be something to test, just figure out the ratios. You could also do it with moth balls if it pleased you.
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yeah

yeah,

and it doesn't please me to test an expensive box of moth balls. Someone can send 4 of them to me if they want to for testing purposes .

As far as this test, the conditions outside here are very ideal right now. Calm wind. No sun shining on the gas funnel. Temp is 36.7
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Aren't moth balls only like

Aren't moth balls only like 99 cents a thing? I dunno, I have never even seen them for sale, nor do I know what their purpose is.
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last year or whenever you

last year or whenever you were talking about them on here last, I located them for $2.69 a box...
but yah I don't know much about them either
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People put mothballs in an

People put mothballs in an onionbag or something like that and hang them in their closet to keep moths from eating their clothes. I'm not sure they are used as much anymore with all of the synthetic fibers being used for clothes nowadays.
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