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 Posted: Sat Jun 11th, 2011 06:41 pm
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I believe I am forced to use a good fuel additive. Do to the Ethanol may be causing me a problem. The boat came with a 2001, 40Hp ,4 stroke and with the 16.5 Crestliner I need all the power (protection) I can get. Are there any suggestions on witch brand additive to use?:bump2:



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 Posted: Wed Jun 22nd, 2011 05:13 pm
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Sta-Bil makes one specifically for ethanol treatment. Amsol makes one as well. I guess you'll have to rely on the recommendation of the marine store where you shop.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 25th, 2011 05:10 pm
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I found some good additives in addition to the renowned Sta-Bil for marine. I found that by using LUCAS fuel system cleaner I was able to get 5-7 more MPH out of my sick honda. After the engine was running better I used LUCAS ethanol fuel conditioner and it seams to be doing the trick.  I will be using Sta-Bil marine for long term storage.



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 Posted: Tue Jul 26th, 2011 12:12 am
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Can it be used for two strokes also.My 2001 25HP merc seams to be running ok and I want to keep it that way.

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The LUCAS ethanol stabilizer called SAFE GUARD claims to be safe in 2 stroke as well as 4 stroke gas engines. Prevents varnishing to. It works for me.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 26th, 2011 02:48 am
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Thanks for the comeback to my question.Think I,ll try some.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 26th, 2011 04:14 am
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Where did you purchase the Lucas Products ? ?

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 Posted: Tue Jul 26th, 2011 12:40 pm
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You can pick up the LUCAS products at O'Riley's...



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I called OMC an engineer said very quickly to use Startron an 8oz bottle treats 120 gallons of gas. I have been using it in my 150hp Johnson, my 60 hp Johnson tiller and my 9.9 evinrude kicker since they started blending the ethenol. All seem to run better, start easier and I am staying with it. I buy mine from Wally world for about 9 bucks. Can't say about using it in a merc or any other brand but feel it would prolly be fine just my 12 cents worth.

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I run Quick Kleen Mercury fuel treatment religiously. The plugs in my Optimax cost about $18.50 each and are good for 200 hours if I run Quick Kleen. My hub is also free of carbon build up if I use the fuel treatment. Boat just seems to run better overall with the fuel treatment. I may try the Startron, it sounds more cost effective. Lucas products are always good too. I run Lucas in my 1995 Dakota (Which is on Craigs list right now.) and I get about 1.5 mpg improved mileage when using the Lucas fuel stabilizer in her. She also runs smoother. It pays for itself over a 20 gallon tank.

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