1982-02-01

Preliminary Tests of Two-Stroke Cycle Engines Fueled by Ethanol/Sunflower Oil Mixtures 820951

Two stroke cycle chainsaw engines were tested comparing an ethanol/sunflower oil mixture to a conventional fuel mixture. Preliminary results indicated difficulty in starting below 50°F (10°C), high engine temperatures, gum deposits and possible lubrication breakdown; which indicate potential problems of using this fuel.

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