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    well just bought a 2 hp motor and going to break it in bought some fuel from local station but instead of ethanol it has tactrol looked it up its some sort of cleaner anyone know if its alright for an outboard?

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    Howdy,

    Here's what you probably found on the WIki....


    Tactrol is Petro-Canada's trademarked name for an additive used in its petrol/gasoline.
    Petro-Canada claims that Tactrol prevents the build-up of deposits in automobile engines. Tactrol is used in all Petro-Canada gasoline, but the SuperClean brand contains more Tactrol. Petro-Canada also sells Tactrol in bottles.
    The formulation of Tactrol is proprietary to Petro-Canada. Petro-Canada describes Tactrol as acting "like a detergent", but there is little independent scientific verification of the efficacy and safety of this substance.
    The additive package(s) in todays gasolines are designed by companies like Lubrizol, Shell Chemical, Castrol, and a few others. They are fairly standardized (and EPA approved) They get many trade names like Tactrol, Techron, etc.

    The additives are not usually made by the gasoline refineries but are made by Lubrizol and those other manufacturers. Tactrol may not even be made by Petro-Canada.....


    It's a marketing name. Go hang around a refinery some time......you'll see all sorts of different trucks lining up to load there! (they all load from the same "stream")


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    Default Re: gas additives for outboards?

    so ok to use then?

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    Any "pump" gas is ok to use. All the outboard manufacturers indicate that current gasolines are "ok" to use.

    DO NOT USE ANY GAS from a pump that indicates ethanol content higher than 10% (E15, E85 etc)

    Ethanol is currently the only oxygenate approved for use in the US (maybe for political reasons)

    If Ethanol bothers you, there's stationsw in the US and Canada that claim to provide ethanol free fuel if you want.

    http://pure-gas.org/

    I don't know if the stations are current or if they guarantee lack of ethanol.

    If you're worried about it, get an ethanol testing kit from EAA or other supplier and test the fuel.

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    StarTron by StarBrite is sold at Napa Auto Parts, and it eliminates the ethanol from the gasoline. Ethanol is an excellent cleaner, but has less energy per gallon than gasoline, thus resulting in less fuel mileage. Ethanol can be harmful to 2stroke engines. The only oil the engine receives is what is in the gasoline, but the ethanol will wash the oil off of the cylinder walls causing the piston to come back up dry, which will result in premature engine wear. Good investment for about $10 per bottle. It will also rejuvenate "old" gas, and keeps fuel fresh for up to 2 years. Give it a shot. Even has a water remover to get rid of any moisture you may have in the tank. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85 BOMBER View Post
    StarTron by StarBrite is sold at Napa Auto Parts, and it eliminates the ethanol from the gasoline. Ethanol is an excellent cleaner, but has less energy per gallon than gasoline, thus resulting in less fuel mileage. Ethanol can be harmful to 2stroke engines. The only oil the engine receives is what is in the gasoline, but the ethanol will wash the oil off of the cylinder walls causing the piston to come back up dry, which will result in premature engine wear. Good investment for about $10 per bottle. It will also rejuvenate "old" gas, and keeps fuel fresh for up to 2 years. Give it a shot. Even has a water remover to get rid of any moisture you may have in the tank. Hope this helps!
    Almost every word of what you just typed is false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85 BOMBER View Post
    StarTron by StarBrite is sold at Napa Auto Parts, and it eliminates the ethanol from the gasoline. Ethanol is an excellent cleaner, but has less energy per gallon than gasoline, thus resulting in less fuel mileage. Ethanol can be harmful to 2stroke engines. The only oil the engine receives is what is in the gasoline, but the ethanol will wash the oil off of the cylinder walls causing the piston to come back up dry, which will result in premature engine wear. Good investment for about $10 per bottle. It will also rejuvenate "old" gas, and keeps fuel fresh for up to 2 years. Give it a shot. Even has a water remover to get rid of any moisture you may have in the tank. Hope this helps!
    WOW, so you are suggesting that people increase their cost at each fill up by $10 based on something that you obviously read off the label of the product which is so far from the truth that it's borderline comical.

    If what you said was true then anyone running ethanol gas without an additive would be replacing their motor every boating season, now seriously, where did you get this information from, the label or did you make it up?
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    http://www.evinrude-parts.com/outboa...endations.html
    Even Evinrude tells that it's harmful. Outboard repair shops here in the south are full of small outboards needing repairs due to ethanol.Star Tron Convert

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    I had been having increasingly poor idle and poor low RPM performance. Starting as like a magic trick with setting a high idle and quickly shifting into gear, hopeing it would not stall. My DF 70 would cut off and the worst times....approaching the dock...slow maneuvering etc. The problem started slowly last year and has gotten worse until I felt that the shop was the next stop.

    I fuss over my engine and keep it up well. Cleaning and checking here and there. I new set of plugs did not help. I blew out the fuel system and checked for water. Cleaned all the filters. All clear. I regularly run Suzuki brand fuel injector cleaner mixed with the fuel.

    I did a lot reading and researching and decided to run some Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment. BINGO! With the first 6 gallons things started looking up. Better idle and starting. Smoother low PRM running.

    24 gallons later. Have my old DF 70 back with all the great performance I was used to.

    Damned E 10 fuel to hell. Put the corn on the plant not in the fuel tank.

    I am a Star Tron fan and plan to be using it for a long time.

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    MARINEStar Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment is a revolutionary new fuel additive using enzyme technology to enhance the performance of boats, automobiles, trucks, RVs, tractors, farm equipment, generators, lawn mowers, lawn equipment, oil burning furnaces and all other small engines.

    Dramatically Increases Fuel Economy
    Star Tron® cleans the entire fuel delivery system, removing performance robbing gum and varnish deposits while modifying how gas and diesel burn, this results in more complete and uniform combustion and therefore better fuel economy.

    Eliminates Black Soot and Exhaust Stains
    With the removal of harmful engine deposits and an increase in combustion efficiency, exhaust emissions are greatly reduced. This results in cleaner air and cleaner boat transoms as black exhaust smoke is noticeably reduced.

    Removes Carbon Build-Up
    Carbon deposit formation is a byproduct of unburned fuel in the combustion process. Star Tron's enzymes will break down and disperse these deposits restoring engine performance as it also modifes the fuel to prevent future carbon deposits.

    Disperses Bacteria
    Commonly referred to as "diesel algae," these microbial spores will colonize in the water phase. Startron slowly disperses bacteria: the fungi, mold, and yeast, collectively known in the fuel industry as "diesel algae", allowing the fuel filtration system to function efficiently.

    Stabilizes Gas & Diesel Fuels
    Gas and diesel fuels break down rapidly which results in lost power and poor performance. Star Tron stabilizes the fuel chemistry for up to two years in gas and two years in diesel.

    Eliminates & Prevents Ethanol Fuel Problems
    Ethanol / E10 fuels increase the amounts of water and sludge in your fuel tank. Star Tron breaks down this excess water and sludge to sub-micron size allowing it to be safely burned away during normal engine operation. Therefore Star Tron prevents phase separation and fuel gelling, eliminating ethanol fuel problems.

    Star Tron Is Ideal For All Engines, Including:
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    I purchased a 1989 Grady White Offshore 24 with a 2 stoke 225 HP Yamaha Excel. The boat was on the hard for maybe 2 years with full fuel tanks. I suspect the owner only ran off the main 95 gallon tank, and saved the 55 aux. tank for emergancy. Needless to say, I was lazy and just dropped her in and started using it. The (3) carbs got gummed up. The motor simply wouldn't idle and ran poorley at speed. Another Grady white owner turned me on to STAR TRON. 20 bucks, got nothing to loose....
    Read more...


    Do a google search and see for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85 BOMBER View Post
    http://www.evinrude-parts.com/outboa...endations.html
    Even Evinrude tells that it's harmful. Outboard repair shops here in the south are full of small outboards needing repairs due to ethanol.Star Tron Convert

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    I had been having increasingly poor idle and poor low RPM performance. Starting as like a magic trick with setting a high idle and quickly shifting into gear, hopeing it would not stall. My DF 70 would cut off and the worst times....approaching the dock...slow maneuvering etc. The problem started slowly last year and has gotten worse until I felt that the shop was the next stop.

    I fuss over my engine and keep it up well. Cleaning and checking here and there. I new set of plugs did not help. I blew out the fuel system and checked for water. Cleaned all the filters. All clear. I regularly run Suzuki brand fuel injector cleaner mixed with the fuel.

    I did a lot reading and researching and decided to run some Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment. BINGO! With the first 6 gallons things started looking up. Better idle and starting. Smoother low PRM running.

    24 gallons later. Have my old DF 70 back with all the great performance I was used to.

    Damned E 10 fuel to hell. Put the corn on the plant not in the fuel tank.

    I am a Star Tron fan and plan to be using it for a long time.

    Bone Shaker

    Straight from StarTron's website:

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    MARINEStar Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment is a revolutionary new fuel additive using enzyme technology to enhance the performance of boats, automobiles, trucks, RVs, tractors, farm equipment, generators, lawn mowers, lawn equipment, oil burning furnaces and all other small engines.

    Dramatically Increases Fuel Economy
    Star Tron® cleans the entire fuel delivery system, removing performance robbing gum and varnish deposits while modifying how gas and diesel burn, this results in more complete and uniform combustion and therefore better fuel economy.

    Eliminates Black Soot and Exhaust Stains
    With the removal of harmful engine deposits and an increase in combustion efficiency, exhaust emissions are greatly reduced. This results in cleaner air and cleaner boat transoms as black exhaust smoke is noticeably reduced.

    Removes Carbon Build-Up
    Carbon deposit formation is a byproduct of unburned fuel in the combustion process. Star Tron's enzymes will break down and disperse these deposits restoring engine performance as it also modifes the fuel to prevent future carbon deposits.

    Disperses Bacteria
    Commonly referred to as "diesel algae," these microbial spores will colonize in the water phase. Startron slowly disperses bacteria: the fungi, mold, and yeast, collectively known in the fuel industry as "diesel algae", allowing the fuel filtration system to function efficiently.

    Stabilizes Gas & Diesel Fuels
    Gas and diesel fuels break down rapidly which results in lost power and poor performance. Star Tron stabilizes the fuel chemistry for up to two years in gas and two years in diesel.

    Eliminates & Prevents Ethanol Fuel Problems
    Ethanol / E10 fuels increase the amounts of water and sludge in your fuel tank. Star Tron breaks down this excess water and sludge to sub-micron size allowing it to be safely burned away during normal engine operation. Therefore Star Tron prevents phase separation and fuel gelling, eliminating ethanol fuel problems.

    Star Tron Is Ideal For All Engines, Including:
    ATVs, Cars, Trucks, Boats (2-cycle & 4-cycle), Lawn Mowers, Generator, Heavy Equipment, Snowmobiles, RVs, WeedEaters, Personal Watercraft, Diesel Engines




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    Miss Piggy Marine - New York
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    I purchased a 1989 Grady White Offshore 24 with a 2 stoke 225 HP Yamaha Excel. The boat was on the hard for maybe 2 years with full fuel tanks. I suspect the owner only ran off the main 95 gallon tank, and saved the 55 aux. tank for emergancy. Needless to say, I was lazy and just dropped her in and started using it. The (3) carbs got gummed up. The motor simply wouldn't idle and ran poorley at speed. Another Grady white owner turned me on to STAR TRON. 20 bucks, got nothing to loose....
    Read more...


    Do a google search and see for yourself.
    Just as I thought you got information passed on "Straight from their website"
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    and exactly where is this information regarding how the ethanol makes the cylinder dry out on the return stroke?
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    www.mystarbrite.com


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    Just as I thought you got information passed on "Straight from their website"

    If you read the post you were talking about, you would have seen at the top that they were not from StarTron's site, but from Evinrude.com and Suzuki Outboard Forum. I don't have anything to prove here. I see the aftermath in the shops all the time. Sure, I use the product, and I have no problems. I just thought I would pass on some info to someone asking about using fuel additives. I'm not trying to sway your vote. Use it or not, it's still a great product. And in case your wondering, no, I'm not a Startron rep.

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    "A. Star tron should reverse any degradation that already exists in fuel. Add the recommended dosage for the full capacity of your tank and top off with fresh fuel. The fuel will return to its natural color within a short period of time."


    Again I will ask you where does that say anything like:

    "The only oil the engine receives is what is in the gasoline, but the ethanol will wash the oil off of the cylinder walls causing the piston to come back up dry, which will result in premature engine wear."
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    Default Re: gas additives for outboards?

    Sea Foam | E-85 Fuels and Sea Foam

    Ethanol tends to strip engine oil from cylinder walls and can be harsh on ... Helps prevent corrosion issues common to E-85 fuels and removes moisture - Add ...
    http://www.seafoamsales.com/e-85-fue...-sea-foam.html - Cached - Simila

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    Sta-Bil makes an additive that removes ethanol also (blue instead of red) . Outboard mechanics I have spoken with all say that ethanol is bad for two stoke engines. If I can't find non-ethanol gas for my evinrude outboard, I make sure to add the sta-bil when I fill up. If nothing else, it's cheap insurance. My motor seems to be running smoother since I have made it a point to stay away from the ethanol...

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    Sta-Bil makes an additive that removes ethanol also (blue instead of red) . Outboard mechanics I have spoken with all say that ethanol is bad for two stoke engines. If I can't find non-ethanol gas for my evinrude outboard, I make sure to add the sta-bil when I fill up. If nothing else, it's cheap insurance. My motor seems to be running smoother since I have made it a point to stay away from the ethanol...

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    So now there are two products that remove ethanol from the fuel.......well.....I just don't know what to say.

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    2004 Otimax 150 and has to replace all the injectors. Took it all the way to Merc to try to find out. They found the cause was the ethonal in the fuel was not allowing the proper oil mix and was carrying to much water to the injectors. The injectors are very sensitve to anything but fuel. They even warn against even using starting fluid or anything else it these engines. I have used the stabil for years and has never let me down. When using it the engine preforms better and have no more problems.

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    There is no way those products "remove" ethanol from fuel. Think of it this way, 1 gallon of gas is 128 ounces. E10 fuel is 90% gas, and 10% ethanol, or 115.2 oz of gas, and 12.8 oz of ethanol.

    If you put that additive in a gallon of gas I'll guarantee that you will still have 128 oz of fluid in that gas can (plus however much additive you poured in). Ethanol doesn't just magically dissapear by pouring in some additive.

    Most of these additives help "neutralize" the bad effects of ethanol, and help prevent phase separation (where the gas and ethanol seperate in your tank like Italian salad dressing, a bad thing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike.coleman67 View Post
    Sta-Bil makes an additive that removes ethanol also (blue instead of red) .
    I see no such claim in thier advertising. Did I miss something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 85 BOMBER View Post
    Sea Foam | E-85 Fuels and Sea Foam

    Ethanol tends to strip engine oil from cylinder walls and can be harsh on ... Helps prevent corrosion issues common to E-85 fuels and removes moisture - Add ...
    http://www.seafoamsales.com/e-85-fue...-sea-foam.html - Cached - Simila
    Do you have any clue what the difference is between E85 and other gasoline sold today? It's just a percentage rating of fuel vs. ethanol.

    Unless it specifically says "No Ethanol" then there is going to be some ethanol in it, if you are going to be naive enough to run E85 in a motor not listed as suitable for E85 or containing a "Flex Fuel" disclaimer, then you deserve to have issues with the motor.

    What you are trying to do is back up a claim that you made based on manufacturers claims, they are very misleading and you bought into it. What they failed to tell you is that ethanol in large percentages can have adverse effects, but I don't know of many people that run E85 in their boat unless it's rated for it.

    I guess I better plan on buying a new motor now that this breakthrough in science has happened, as my motor has been run on ethanol fuel since they started selling it. I'm sure that it must be totally dry inside and is ready to explode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstboatbuild View Post
    2004 Otimax 150 and has to replace all the injectors. Took it all the way to Merc to try to find out. They found the cause was the ethonal in the fuel was not allowing the proper oil mix and was carrying to much water to the injectors. The injectors are very sensitve to anything but fuel. They even warn against even using starting fluid or anything else it these engines. I have used the stabil for years and has never let me down. When using it the engine preforms better and have no more problems.
    So they could tell the difference between the water that was introduced to the engine via ethanol, versus the water that could have found it's way into the tank in other ways. I didn't know that Mercury was doing molecular seperation studies at their dealerships now.

    We have been warning people not to use starting fluid for years, not exactly cutting edge news there.
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    So where does the star tron put the ethanol after it removes it? If it is not deposited outside of the tank, it is not removed. The ethanol can not just disappear.

    "But I saw it in an advertisement. It HAS to be true."

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    Most of these additives help "neutralize" the bad effects of ethanol, and help prevent phase separation (where the gas and ethanol seperate in your tank like Italian salad dressing, a bad thing).
    This is the claim of many Snake oil salesman. (everybody remember Slick-50? they were sued by the Federal Trade Commision many years ago for false claims.....)

    Also, the standard method to test for ethanol in gasoline requires you to put water in the test sample and shake THEN look for separation. Ethanol doesn't readily separate from gasoline UNLESS you introduce water. I think water in my gas is just as bad as water + ethanol in my gas. The result is essentially the same...... plugged filters,



    10% is the MAXIMUM level of ethanol that can be used in gasoline in the US (except E85 for Flex-fuel vehicles)

    If you were to test gasoline you buy at the local ARCO.....you may find that it's probably less. (near ZERO in some areas during certain times of the year)

    Some areas only require oxygenation from something like OCT-APR etc..... This seems to change yearly......

    Like someone said earlier in so many words........

    People like to blame oxygenated fuel for a variety of problems that are not always "caused" by it....


    I have used the stabil for years and has never let me down. When using it the engine preforms better and have no more problems.
    Good for you.......But what does it mean when someone like me says, " I have NEVER used STABIL and have had NO problems"?


    It's sort of like the brand of oil you use..... If it makes you feel good......use it and go boating!!

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    Default Re: gas additives for outboards?

    Wow -- I'm glad I decided to put in my two-cents worth on this thread. I most definately stand corrected! Marine Sta-bil CLAIMS to "fight many of the damaging effects of ethanol in gasoline in the moisture-laden marine environment. Ethanol attracts water from the air , which causes corrosion to marine fuel tanks, fuel lines, carburetors, and injectors". This stuff "removes" nothing from the gas. Thanks to everyone for opening my eyes to this farce and making this newbie feel so welcome to these forums. I'll be more careful if I ever decide to post in here again !

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