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Hi Thomas--
I recommend you use the highest octane available for small engines. Octane is a measure of a fuel's resistance to preignition. Small engines have no mechanisms to overcome a poor fuel's shortcomings, and you could foul pistons, rings, valves, and plugs without knowing it.
--Hope this helps.

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