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PostSubject: Fuel Additive ?   Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:43 pm

Hey carb guys, What is Your choice in fuel additives. Looking more for a carb maintenance / cleaner and ethanol fix. I run through about a tank a weekend, so it is not setting for any length of time. I also run super unleaded. The owner of the station I use says His super has no ethanol, but I figure that is BS.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:01 am

ethanol is hygroscopic (it attracts water) and after extended storage times will cause your fuel to be less combustible.

i have used this site over the years to convince people to use premium fuel at least in the first few months of riding, because along with the additional volatility, it contains additives that help clean the fuel system:

http://www.fuel-testers.com/ethanol_engine_precautions.html

also it's a good idea to use premium when you're gonna let the bike sit for extended periods.

some of the fuel additives actually increase the hygroscopic tendencies because they contain alcohol, so be careful what you add.

in any event i think using fresh premium fuel in an air-tight container is the best answer.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:13 am

WOW ! What an answer. Thank You Sir !

I feel like a dumb a**. You must have posted that on the RF, because I have read that before. It is still good to have it here for reference.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:15 am

yup. not quite as much information, though. i feel like you guys can take it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:20 pm

hey firefighter, i just remembered that we were in that stupid oil thread on that other forum that shall remain unnamed.

couldn't believe that butthead arguing that multi-weight oils don't hold up in rhinos. and then he called us ignorant because we weren't buying it. too bad it took about 26 pages of b.s. and about $75 in oil tests for him to figure out he was putting automobile oil in his bike instead of motorcycle oil.

he kinda hid for awhile after he got the tests back on the motorcycle oil, huh?

another fine example of the arrogance on that forum that shall remain unnamed...
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:47 pm

had a problem a while back rhino missing, poping , general shitty running changed plug, nothing, fuel filter, nothing adjusted valves, cleaned carb nothing bought and added STARTRON fuel treatment from walmart, for ethanol in fuel, ran great . ever since i run it in almost everything i have. damn shitty fuel. startron works!!


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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:15 am

Cen-pe-co has a very good additive that I use in all my small engines.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:37 am

i use yamalube
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:00 am

never new yamaha had any?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:05 pm

Yamaha fuel additive huh , Ill have to look when I'm by the dealer next.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:35 pm

One of our customers just had to replace his fuel pump due to ethanol ... then I found this stuff on the Yamalube site ...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/yamalube/categories/additives/0/all-additives-products/11372/details#productscroll
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:06 pm

next time i'm at the yamaha shop i'll check it out, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:24 pm

This is a good thread with some good info. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:22 pm

Mrs. Hot Rod wrote:
One of our customers just had to replace his fuel pump due to ethanol ... then I found this stuff on the Yamalube site ...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/yamalube/categories/additives/0/all-additives-products/11372/details#productscroll

ethanol is ethyl alcohol. it is corrosive to metals, most rubber and plastics. when it evaporates it leaves "salts" that attach to metals in your carburetor. that's the main reason your float (needle) sticks when your bike has sat for a long time without fresh fuel.

some of the better fuel additives have chemicals that loosen those salt deposits and eventually dissolve them and/or send them on their way to the combustion chamber.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:38 pm

My older brother is a Mercury outboard mechanic, he got me started on STARTRON Enzyme Fuel Treatment. Mercury makes their own brand but this is what the mechanics recommend. I have used it in my quad, Rhino, generator and all my small engines. Never had a problem starting, before I would let the gas in the quad and boat motor sit too long, and have a hard time starting and running until I got the old gas out. I am in Calif. and they have us on all kinds of blends in the gas.

My opinion is that Startron works.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Additive ?   Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:13 pm

WV Hot Rod Rhino wrote:
i use yamalube
Which one you use I looked and seen 3 different ones. I want to get the one you use
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