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I was having carburetor issues with my boat. I carried it to a repair shop and they gave me read more...
M. Peede Sales & Service Specialist, Garner Lawn Equipment Sales & Service

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"I was having carburetor issues with my boat. I carried it to a repair shop and they gave me an estimate of $250.00 to go through the carb on my 50hp Mercury outboard. I purchased a bottle of Mechanic In A Bottle and added it to some fresh fuel and started my boat so that the engine would run and get this inside the carb. I let the boat set for a day and when I started it again it ran and opened up with no problems. I fixed this for less that $8.00. Its been 3 weeks and I've used this boat about 10 times since this and no problems what so ever. I have purchased a case of this stuff and will be adding some every fill up. My sons dirtbike was acting up as well and once again this product to the rescue. Fixed that as well. AWESOME PRODUCT !!! Thank You !"
M. Peede
Sales & Service Specialist, Garner Lawn Equipment Sales & Service

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The Problem With Ethanol

Damaged bowl gasket(click for details)

Ethanol Harms Rubber and Plastic

Did you know that ethanol can have devastating effects on power equipment? Ethanol blended gasoline can damage plastic and rubber fuel system components, particularly in older power equipment not designed to tolerate ethanol. In the example to the right, the bowl gasket became brittle and non pliable.  The 2-cycle carburetor diaphragms on the far right are stiff causing starting and running problems. The primer line and return lines are brittle causing fuel to leak.

White rust carburetor sludge(click for details)

Ethanol Corrodes Engines

Ethanol is corrosive by nature and hygroscopic (attracts water), particularly when higher amounts of water are present.  This type of damage to a carburetor is typical when phase separation occurs and the highly corrosive ethanol / water mixture corrodes fuel system components.

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Ethanol Causes Fuel Decay

High amounts of oxygen in ethanol blended fuels cause gasoline to decay faster, and if left standing for long periods of time, the decaying fuel leaves varnish and sludge deposits as depicted in these carburetor images.

Gasoline and milk are both organic -- they decompose the same way.  A foul, sour smell indicates BAD GAS! Power equipment not treated with an ethanol fuel stabilizer will become hard to start within 30 days.  Gasoline will decay in as little as 60 days!