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Old 01-11-2011, 12:33 PM   #16
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I use Seafoam in the gas tank of my motorcycle over the winter. That's the only gas I store - I have no lawn, hence no lawnmower. As for the StaBil, the blue (marine) grade is specifically for gas containing ethanol. Never heard of the Ethanol Treatment.
Cool. I use Seafoam as an additive to periodically run through my automobiles and motorcycle...for purposes of keeping things from getting gummed up etc...but didn't consider it as a preservative...now I will.

Ck out this site on the Stabil...the main ad in the center scrolls through products...look for the Ethanol additive one and it indicates "available Jan 2011" http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/default.aspx

The regular..pink Stabil is also advertised for gas containing ethanol...it's just that the marine one is stronger in that regard....or so they say.

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Old 01-11-2011, 07:45 PM   #17
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And we will all need to do this more and more - if they up the ethanol content, as is being discussed. I bought my boy a 90cc dirt bike and it did not idle without the choke on. I took it to a shop and they did a full carb clean, and explained that the pilot jet was clogged. It ran perfectly - I hid it for 3 weeks before Christmas, and then on Christmas day - same thing, no idle without choke! I pulled the pilot jet and had to RAM a wire through it. This ethanol fuel will varnish a jet closed in 3 weeks - wow! I've heard that "they" (we all know who "they" are) want to raise the content from 10% to 20%. I think many engines will just plain stop working at that point.
This crap is so frustrating. I think we have just one place in town that sells ethanol free gas. I try to run a tank of it through my motorcycle every so often.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:25 PM   #18
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There is still a good carb cleaner to be found. Go to a marine dealer and buy Quicksilver Power Tune. Must allow it to soak for 24 hours.
When the dreaded clogged jet hits me,,,I try to remove all the remaining fuel from the carb bowl. Then fill the carb bowl with power tune usually through the fuel port. 24 hours later, report back and let us know how it worked.
Ethanol also causes major breakdown of rubber fuel lines and I don't know of anything that will remove rubber deposits.

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Old 01-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #19
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Great thread !
There is still a good carb cleaner to be found. Go to a marine dealer and buy Quicksilver Power Tune. Must allow it to soak for 24 hours.
When the dreaded clogged jet hits me,,,I try to remove all the remaining fuel from the carb bowl. Then fill the carb bowl with power tune usually through the fuel port. 24 hours later, report back and let us know how it worked.
Ethanol also causes major breakdown of rubber fuel lines and I don't know of anything that will remove rubber deposits.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to go pick up some of this.

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