Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doc766 Mechanic in a Bottle Synthetic Fuel Additive made promises it has yet to keep.
I could not get my chainsaw to run well after loaning it to others where it was used with ethanol/gasoline/lubricating oil mixes. I took it to two different small engine repair shops where it was tuned up, sharpened and adjusted. The saw would start easily enough but ran rough and could not develop much power for cutting. The 4 ounce Mechanic In A Bottle Synthetic Fuel Additive promised to quickly fix this engine without having to remove the carburetor, to rejuvenate rubber and plastic components, and keep engine in top working condition, avoiding repairs and down time. I carefully followed the directions provided and let the additive work overnight. I mixed fresh, non-ethanol additive gasoline with a new 2-cycle fuel lubricant to give the saw the best chance at recovery. When I started the engine it again ran rough and would not saw through a 6-inch log without bogging down and coming to a stop. I returned this chainsaw to the repair center and bought a new one.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by docdizzle Works great!
I was having problems with my Stihl string trimmer (my own fault, didn't store it properly over the winter), wouldn't start. I followed the directions and drained the tank, added 2oz of MIB and after priming it in and pulling the cord to run it into the fuel system the thing actually started up, I didn't even need to let it sit, just let it run a few minutes on what was left in the fuel line. Put in fresh premix and I was good to go. Fantastic stuff!
June 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robin Works!!!
My 2-stage snowblower wouldn't start. I added some Mechanic in a Bottle to the gas and got it running. Glad I found this product and saved a service call!
March 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homedepotcustomer Honda EU3000is generator sputtering at high rpm
Honda EU3000is generator sputtering at high rpm, researched solutions alternative to rebuilding carb. Found claims regarding performance of this product and thought, "What can it hurt to try?" I was very surprised, at first did not make much of a difference, but after following manufacture recommendations my EU is running like a dream, no sputtering at high, or low, rpm. This product actually works and is at least worth a test for $6
March 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Glad I tried it
I had a snowblower that was over 10 years old that I basically did nothing from a maintenance standpoint and I really thought it caught up with me. I could not use the snowblower without it shutting down and then couldn't start again. I dumped the whole bottle when the tank was about 1/3 full and let ran it till it ran out of gas. Filled up the tank and was golden. I really don't understand why it was so effective but it worked lol!
February 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LK Great product!
I was skeptical when a friend recommended this product to me, and wondered how it could possibly work as well as he described. After running an entire bottle through my sputtering and stalling lawnmower, my mower has been running "good-as-new". Mechanic in a Bottle saved me an $80 carburetor rebuild, and I highly recommend it. GREAT PRODUCT!
February 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pik Mechanic in a Bottle did not work for my generator
Tried this product in my 3 year old generator. I run the generator every 3 weeks and let it run out of gas each time. It was running very rough and tried using this product along with changing the fuel and replacing the spark plug. It did not make it run any smother. Decided not to mess around and brought it into a qualified mechanic.
January 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brycet 12.5 Ariens
Have a lightly used ariens 12.5 that wouldn't star. It was only two seasons old and I used fuel stabilizer each summer. I drained the fuel out of the carb and put new gas in. Nothing. Drained the fuel again, put the whole bottle in and followed directions. After quite a few pulls she started to sputter, then roar. Also threw in a carb cleaner additive from stp and watched blue flames spurt out the exhaust until it ran like a top. Hope this helps.
December 29, 2015