Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

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Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by capnbill1 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:37 pm

Can anyone let me know what kind of fuel I need to use on my newly acquired mule. It is a m274a5 model


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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:21 pm

I use aviation fuel in mine, as it is the only leaded gas I can find.

I also add a bit of Marvel Mystery Oil just cuz.
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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by markrdje » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:00 pm

I've used unleaded gas, can't get aviation gas
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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by parker007 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 am

aviation gas easy to get just need a tail number, i use in all small engins because new fuel so toxic to them.

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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:32 am

parker007 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 am
aviation gas easy to get just need a tail number, i use in all small engins because new fuel so toxic to them.
I don't need a tail number. Our "airport guy" is a military vehicle nut. He likes them, but doesn't have any. I just pull up to the pump and "fill 'er up".

However, I did just about croak, when I filled the MB and a couple of cans for the Mule. The price was . . . ummmm . . . very much. I bought a new pole saw for what the fuel bill was.
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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by eclipse » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:25 pm

Ethanol free. Avgas, Mogas, white gas. Unleaded is ok. Alcohol is death.
I wash the ethanol out of my gas as I can't buy ethanol free in my county and it is a 100 mile drive to where I can.
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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by parker007 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:09 pm

eclipse wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Ethanol free. Avgas, Mogas, white gas. Unleaded is ok. Alcohol is death.
I wash the ethanol out of my gas as I can't buy ethanol free in my county and it is a 100 mile drive to where I can.
I totally agree just ask saw shops how many carburetors they replace last year.

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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by markrdje » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:19 pm

Even when I buy alcohol free gas I still put the additive that neutralizes the alcohol as the integrity of gas stations are unknown, etc.
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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by parker007 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:55 pm

i finally buy cheap alcohol tester and was surprised to see off road fuel from my local not so honest suppler had alcohol. so went to av gas.

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Re: Fuel to use in a 274A5 mule

Post by rexman » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 pm

Hi I Use 93 Octane From KWIK Fill, Little Hasadent 1 Start. Away We Go. Clean Plugs No Smoke. Plow Snow Don’t Stink 🇺🇸


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