The Ethanol circus Continues !

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by noeettica, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    not a real good photo But ... This fuel is 1 Week old Premimum fuel , Amsoil , Marine Stabil , and seafoam ... phase Seperation ! Pure alcohol and water mix in bottom of drained fuel !

    Soooo Marine Stabil is CRAP !!!

    I smell like Gasoline [smiley=angry4.gif] freakin looooovley ! But the Little motor is running once again !

    I will try the stuff ron sells and test again ...

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  2. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    I've been seeing a lot of this lately, and on a newer EFI 4-stroke, it can be very expensive repiar, $3-4k is the norm, parts and labor.

    Best cure for it, buy it and burn it. Don't store it. If you can't burn it in the boat in a week or two, burn it in the truck.

    Also, your gas/oil/stabil/seafom mix might be a little much for an already unstable solution of gas/ethanol. I'd limit it to gas/oil, and use it up.
     

  3. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I had a similar problem a while ago with my lawnmower gas. I had stabil in it and everything was cool, but when I bought a new bottle of sea foam I figured it couldn't hurt and tossed it in as well. I ended up having to chuck the gas cause it varnished up in a week!
    My guess is stabil and seafoam react against each other for some reason.
     
  4. rkmurphy

    rkmurphy Well-Known Member

    I put Mercury Quickleen and Stabil in every gallon of gas I get. Just about .5 oz of Stabil and a small capful of Quickleen. I haven't had any problems, yet (knock on wood). And my carb is as clean as a whistle.
     
  5. Kemo

    Kemo The world is flat....and shallow.

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    Thanks for the report. It never ceases to amaze me what this crap (ethanol) does. And we're at their mercy, and they don't care.

    Kemo :cool:
     
  6. Tom_W

    Tom_W Well-Known Member

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    I would have been happier if the govt purchased E85 cars/trucks and kept their great idea to themselves.