- Aug 27, 2020
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- Nature Coast of Florida
LDUBS said:Fuel stabilizer? I religiously use Honda's Fuel Stabilizer (because I have a Honda outboard). It is supposed to address issues with ethanol laced gaso.
In my previous boat I had a 3 gallon portable tank. I didn't like the capacity. But one advantage of a small tank is with normal usage the fuel can be turned over fairly quickly.
Something I know little about and don't have is a fuel/water separator filter. Seems like a good idea, but as I say, I'm not one to ask.
I tried that with a different motor last year and not sure what I did wrong.....or what went wrong. I used the Yamaha version of stabilizer. Put 6 gal of fresh gas in the tank, then measured out the recommended dosage of stabilizer and of 2 stroke oil and added them. Motor wouldn't run. Pulled some gas to check it and it was almost black. Never seen anything like it.
When I put a different tank on it and got the system cleared, it fired right up and was fine. I ran that "stabilized" fuel thru my car, one gallon at a time when I filled up, to get rid of it. I'm hesitant to try again.