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Bruce Trebil, owner of Treb’s Small Engine Repair, replaces a carburetor on a snow blower at his shop Wednesday in Mitchell. Non-ethanol gasoline for older small engines like snow blowers is becoming more difficult to find because of the increased use and lower price of ethanol-blended gasoline. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

Non-ethanol gas more difficult to find, needed for small engines

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When customers bring a small engine to Bruce Trebil for repair, he always asks what type of fuel they use in it.

Trebil has been running Treb’s Small Engine Repair out of his Mitchell home on West Ash Avenue since 2011. He said gasoline that contains ethanol can cause problems for small engines, including lawnmowers and snow blowers.


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