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Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-15-2019

Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

IMG_5418.JPGIMG_5417.JPGSo my 25hp had another VST put in so here is what my new preventive system is going to be since i dont get to use my boat evry weekend , I seen online some guys are (POLISHING ) there fuel so im going to be doing this , I bought 91 E FREE gas today the guy has it in 55 gallon drums for dirtbikes and other stuff drums are sealed under  a carport i decided to run the new gas thru the polishing and in just 5 gallons got water , i ran it thru twice and got solid clear fuel added a 200;1 XD/50 mix so hopefully the xtra measures help keep me out of the reair shop, here some pic of my setup.

 

 

Captain
Posts: 188
Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup


@PugGuy wrote:

IMG_5418.JPGIMG_5417.JPGSo my 25hp had another VST put in so here is what my new preventive system is going to be since i dont get to use my boat evry weekend , I seen online some guys are (POLISHING ) there fuel so im going to be doing this , I bought 91 E FREE gas today the guy has it in 55 gallon drums for dirtbikes and other stuff drums are sealed under  a carport i decided to run the new gas thru the polishing and in just 5 gallons got water , i ran it thru twice and got solid clear fuel added a 200;1 XD/50 mix so hopefully the xtra measures help keep me out of the reair shop, here some pic of my setup.

 

 

I would add stabilizer to that fuel if it's going to be sitting under your porch.

 

Captain
Posts: 151
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

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Great idea... Sure can't hurt.  That's pretty sad to see that amount of water in the fuel you are buying... Should take that info / water back to the place / guy you purchased your fuel and ask them what's up!

 

So if I understand correctly, you are buying your fuel from a person and not a gas station?  Is that because you can't get ethanol free fuel at a station?

 

And I agree that you should add 2+4 stabilizer immediately (if you are not).  

 

Smiley Happy

Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-15-2019

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

The place is a motorcycle shop  thats sells it mostly for dirtbikes and motorcycles he gets about 7 55 gallon drums branded sunoco  there is 1 other place near me that has 91 at the pump  doesnt list a berand tho i will try him next time , i always add the 2+4 since day 1 i bought the motor 

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Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-15-2019

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

it only takes about 10 min to run it thru the setup which is fine 10 min to avoid some headackes is worth it , 

Captain
Posts: 188
Registered: ‎09-12-2016

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup


@PugGuy wrote:

The place is a motorcycle shop  thats sells it mostly for dirtbikes and motorcycles he gets about 7 55 gallon drums branded sunoco  there is 1 other place near me that has 91 at the pump  doesnt list a berand tho i will try him next time , i always add the 2+4 since day 1 i bought the motor 


To be clear, I meant adding stabilizer to the 55 gallon drums. That fuel will degrade just sitting here.

Admiral
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

 

 

To double check, the next time you get fuel, check it for alcohol just to be sure. If it does have alcohol and it phase separates into water at the bottom of the filter, the remaining fuel would have a lower octane rating which could put it below the 87 octane requirement.

 

 

You can Google gas-ethanol testing or find a test kit like the one Briggs and Stratton sells for less than $10 from a small-engine shop or online.

 

Check your gas caps also for good sealing. Rain water, wave water, or wash water could be a culprit also.

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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Captain
Posts: 151
Registered: ‎09-07-2018

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

PugGuy, being that I am not familiar with your engine or boat set up, can you tell me if you have a fuel/water filter on the engine and also a remote fuel/water filter on your transom?  Thanks.

Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-15-2019

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

alyaz i have 25hp etec right know i only have the fuel filter thats on the motor itself , i will be putting a waterfuel seperator on the boat this week , .

 

Skipper
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-15-2019

Re: Got my Boat back today. and new preventive setup

Muskimouth , i will have to ask to guy next time im there if he addes anything when he opens the drum or if the come with any type of stabilizer from were he orders his fuel from.