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Fuel Additives

  • arebilly
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6 years 3 months ago #306 by arebilly
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I put Startron in every time I fuel up just to be safe.I put a lot of hours on and a use lots of fuel in a year. I have never noticed a fuel saving or better performance but it is cheap insurance if I do get fuel with ethanol in it.

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6 years 3 months ago #309 by David
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So what are the effects of ethenol on a marine engine ?

David
1990 Sunray Infinity
Twin 5.7 Cobra's

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  • k-townguy
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6 years 3 months ago #310 by k-townguy
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The biggest concern with E10 is that it breaks down rubber and turns it into a gel which can really fubar you engine and your day out. The other issue is its ability to absorb moisture (double that of ethanol free fuel). When E10 fuel experiences water contamination, octane can drop by up to 3 points creating a lean fuel. The best prevention is to change your fuel filter/water seperator regularly.

Just my 2 cents ;)

1985 Bayliner 2150 Ciera Sunbridge
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6 years 3 months ago #311 by David
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Ah now I get it ;)

David
1990 Sunray Infinity
Twin 5.7 Cobra's

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  • andymuz
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5 years 3 months ago #2630 by andymuz
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try seafoam works great for me

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5 years 3 months ago #2631 by jamie mac
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andymuz wrote: try seafoam works great for me

+1

2006 mainship rumrunner

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