Fuel additives/stabilizers

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by phishphood, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    I see several brands out there, so who uses what? It looks hard to avoid the E10 stuff, so I'm looking for recommendations. Thx
     
  2. JaredFacemyer

    JaredFacemyer Well-Known Member

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    I use stabil and havent had any problems. But I run through a tank of gas pretty fast and dont leave gas sitting for more than a few weeks.
     

  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I picked up seafoam a while back and it's been doing it's job. I usually only fill my tank maybe once every 6 weeks and haven't noticed any seperation.
     
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I drain mine after every use and put it in the truck. It uses way more gas than my outboard.
     
  5. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Do yourself a favor and buy some real gas at a marina with no "E" in it.

    Cheaper than dealing with engine hassles, buying sta-bil, fixing carbs, etc.

    -T
     
  6. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    That's where I'm in trouble. There's no convenient marina in any of the places I fish to do that and I'm going to an 18 gallon tank that won't always get run dry. That' why I'm looking for advice on a Stabil or Sentry type product. I'll have a fuel/water seperator on the boat also, but I've heard an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A pound of outboard cure gets pretty costly these days. :)
     
  7. captnron

    captnron Guest


    I'm using Sentry.

    What motor did you end up with?
     
  8. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    Gonna be running a 70 yamaha 2-stroke.
     
  9. captnron

    captnron Guest

    Pretty forgiving motor IMHO. :cool:
     
  10. phishphood

    phishphood Beer is good, Beer is good, and stuff!

    I've heard lots of good things about them. Looking forward to breaking it in.