Briggs & Stratton® Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer Provides Even More Engine Protection

   Briggs & Stratton® Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer Provides Even More Engine

Super-Concentrated Formula Treats More Gas

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, April 10, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Protecting gas engines from ethanol
fuel blends is more important than ever according to the engine experts at
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) who have developed a
super-concentrated fuel treatment and stabilizer that treats more fuel and
protects engines for up to three years.


A single 16-ounce bottle of Briggs & Stratton's Advanced Formula Fuel
Treatment and Stabilizer now treats up to 80 gallons of gasoline, providing an
easy and inexpensive way to protect gas engines from the potentially damaging
effects of ethanol blended fuels. Ethanol is now blended into more than 95
percent of the nation's gasoline supply, according to the Renewable Fuels
Association, making it nearly impossible to avoid.

Briggs & Stratton, which has manufactured gasoline engines for outdoor power
equipment for more than 100 years, understands the importance of protecting
engines from these blended fuels. "It's critical to look for products
developed by companies that truly know engines —and that have the engineering
expertise to understand how best to protect them," states Carissa Gingras,
marketing director, consumer engines and service. "Additionally, owners
should feel confident that the product they choose has been thoroughly tested,
offers maximum protection, and stabilizes fuel for more than a year after
opening and that's what our product does."

The product can be used in any gas engine, including 2-cycle engines such as
those on string trimmers and chain saws which run on a gasoline/oil blend.
It's especially important to use the product in equipment that is used
intermittently or infrequently, including lawn mowers, generators, pressure
washers, chipper shredders, outboard motors and recreational vehicles.
"Ethanol-based fuels are particularly damaging because they attract moisture
which eventually separates from the fuel, forming a layer of ethanol-enriched
water at the bottom of the tank where it does its damage," says Eric Risse,
fuel systems engineer at Briggs & Stratton.

Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer combines a
"triple antioxidant" formula with additional ingredients to protect the entire
fuel system:

  oCorrosion inhibitors that form a protective barrier on metal parts to
    prevent rust and corrosion
  oDetergent ingredients which help prevent gum and varnish build-up on
    engine parts.
  oA metal deactivator to stop the aggressive chemical reactions caused by
    dissolved metal ions in the fuel.

The Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer is available in a 0.5 oz.,
pouch, 4, 8 and 16 ounce plastic bottles. For more information on the
Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer and other Briggs & Stratton
service products for outdoor power equipment, visit

The company warns that certain gasoline blends should never be used in lawn
mower engines and other small gas engines. Fuel blends containing more than
10 percent ethanol, like E15 or E85 gasoline, or gasoline containing other
alcohol blends can damage small gas engines. Repairs required because of the
use of these unapproved gasoline blends are not covered under the Briggs &
Stratton engine warranty.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the
world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its
wholly owned subsidiaries include North America's number one manufacturer of
portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its
Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs &
Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over
100 countries on six continents.

SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Contact: Synoilva Shaw, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, +1-414-479-8048,; or Monica Baer, Littlewood Public Relations,
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