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Offline SkiMan

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Fuel Additives
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:00:44 PM »
Found the following chart concerning fuel additives. What have you been using or better yet.....what won't you be using anymore?

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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 04:02:37 PM »
I use Startron but I don't see it listed.

So, can I assume if the product got two "yes" indicators that it's  a good thing?
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 04:17:17 PM »
I use Startron but I don't see it listed.

So, can I assume if the product got two "yes" indicators that it's  a good thing?

You can asume that 2 yes responses is not a good thing as those products contain alcohol and absorb water.
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 04:17:59 PM »
Pale oil may be the oil in Lucas as well, Marvell Mystery uses Wintergreen oil.  I expect to see kerosene- not that it does any good, just a carrier.  I use the marine Stabil because it uses much less kerosene.   
More alcohol is something none of us need, so Seafoam gets a down arrow there.  Naptha is probably an up arrow though, since it will disolve most anything, and that is why we use the Seafoam.
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 04:21:57 PM »
Neutra, which had its info removed, is mostly alcohol.

http://www.fuel-testers.com/review_gas_treatment_products.html
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 08:24:04 AM »
My additives are mostly for upper cylinder lubrication.  Exhaust valves are especially prone to wear. been adding a mix of marvel mystery and Blendzall and every other fill with Startron .
the Blendzall is a caster oil..  so If you behind me  you can enjoy that old 2 stroke smell when I'm on the throttle..
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 09:33:29 AM »
Two strokin ZX14 lovely.... ;)
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 11:57:51 AM »
Two strokin ZX14 lovely.... ;)

I'm told it smells like french fries..  :)
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 12:09:19 PM »
Hmmmmmmmmm so is it like riding behind a Mcdonalds the whole time!? Boy I'd be STARVING!!!!!! ;)
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 01:38:33 PM »
An interesting & useful table, SkiMan.  Thanks.
 
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 09:14:49 PM »
I've been using the star tron.....wondering if that may have been the root of the starting problems. Think I may go back to Barry's formula!
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 08:32:24 AM »
I use the green Marine Sta-bil for winter storage and nothing during the riding season and have never had an issue.
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 09:28:44 AM »
I don't see Sea Foam on the list but I have used it with great success in both our car and the bike. Great additive in my opinion!
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2014, 09:33:45 AM »
I called up the MSDS on Gumout fuel injector cleaner, it is 95% kerosene, 4% "detergent" (in this context, I would think Naptha) and 1% proprietary stabilizer.
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Re: Fuel Additives
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 09:34:50 AM »
Seafoam is 6 up from the bottom.  I use it at the start of every season, and for the first 300 miles of a long trip.
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