Marine Fuel Additives

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Volvo Penta Ethanol Fuel Treatment
    Advanced corrosion protection formula fights the negative aspects of ethanol fuels
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    Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer
      America's top selling fuel stabilizer keeps fuel fresh for quick, easy starts after storage. Removes water to prevent corrosion and cleans …
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      Star Brite Star Tron Gas Additive
        Revolutionary Enzyme Fuel Additive Increases fuel economy, especially in older engines.Instantly cures fuel jelling casued by cold weather and E10--- …
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        Seafoam Deep Creep
          Cleans, penetrates, lubricates and dries, all from a 100% pure petroleum product. For use in all 2 and 4 cycle gas and diesel engines. Uses: Carbon …
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          Sea Foam Motor Tune-Up
            Cures rough idle - Cleans carbon - Cleans fuel injectors-Carburetor jets - Frees sticky lifters-rings-parts - Stabilizes fuel-Prevents gum and …
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            CRC Fuel Stabilizer
              A concentrated, high-potency formula that keeps stored gas fresh for easy start-up next season & optimum performance year round. Prevents harmful …
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              Fuel Stabilizer
                Promotes quick starting. Keeps carburetor and fuel system clean. Reduces gum and varnish build-up. Improves engine performance. Stabilizes gasoline …
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                104 Racing Octane Boost
                  Boosts acceleration. Reduces heat, friction and wear. Increases power. Restores engine horsepower. Cleans fuel injectors and complete fuel system in …
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                  Diesel Additive / Stabilizer
                    EZ-To-Store EZ-To-Start. Protects fuel and engine components during storage. Eliminates need to fog engine. Prevents corrosion of fuel tank and fuel …
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                    CRC Marine Engine Winterization Products
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                      Sta-Bil Marine Formula Fuel Stabilizer
                        Extra corrosion protection and fuel system cleaning. Five times the fuel system cleaner in regular STA-BIL. Cleans power-robbing deposits from fuel …
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                        PhaseGuard 4 Ethanol Fuel Treatment
                          Protects all gas powered 2 and 4 cycle engines from the harmful effects of ethanol. Prevents phase separation, protects against corrosion, cleans the …
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                          Sta-Bil Diesel Formula Fuel Stabilizer
                            Keeps diesel fuel fresh, for quick, easy starts. Prevents sludge and sediment formation. Cleans and lubricates entire fuel system. Protects against …
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                            Star Brite Star Tron Shooters
                              The latest version of Star Tron® is this compact size that is ideal for use in smaller gas-powered equipment such as generators, lawn & garden …
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                              Star Brite Star Tron Diesel Additive
                                Reduces all emissions. Stabilizes fuel chemistry for at least 2 years. Lowers fuel system maintenance. Eliminates carbon build-up. Increases fuel …
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                                CRC Motor Treatment
                                  Cleans gum, varnish and carbon from the fuel system, injectors, pistons, and combustion chamber. Removes moisture from fuel and oil systems and …
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                                  Sta-Bil Marine Formula Fuel Stabilizer
                                    MARINE Formula STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment protects against the damaging effects of ethanol. It contains DOUBLE the corrosion protection, and 4 TIMES …
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                                    Start Your Engines Fuel Revitalizer
                                      Start Your Engines! Brand Fuel System Revitalizer cures hard starting, rough idling and lack of power - Just pour in the engine's gas tank to clean …
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                                        STA-BIL 360 MARINE ETHANOL FUEL TREATMENT AND STABILIZER
                                          Today3/4's fuel additives protect the fuel, and the parts of the fuel system covered by fuel. STA-BIL3/4® 360° Marine Ethanol Fuel Treatment …
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                                          STA-BIL Diesel Biocide, 16 oz.
                                            Prevents microbial growth in diesel fuel. Kills bacteria, mold and yeasts in contaminated fuels. Soluble in fuels, hydrocarbons and water at typical …
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                                            Tropical Teak Sealer (Starbrite)
                                              Rope End WhippingThe quick and easy way to finish rope ends Prevents unraveling Forms a permanent, flexible coating Available in multiple colors to …
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                                              Marine Octane Boost (Crc)
                                                Increases horsepower and octane Rating of pump gasoline. Maximizes power and torque. Protects rings, pistons and combustion chambers from low octane. …
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                                                Dip-It Whip-It (Starbrite)
                                                  The quick easy way to finish rope Type of Ends. Prevents unraveling and forms a permanent, flexible coating. Excellent for manila, nylon and …
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                                                  For Gas Tanks Isopropyl (Crc)
                                                    Isopropanol formula Removes water from gasoline Protects fuel system from corrosion Prevents fuel line freezing up to -50° Assures faster …
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                                                    Stor-N-Start&reg;</Sup> Gasoline Stabilizer (Mdr)
                                                      Fights gumming from fuel tank to the engine during storage. Contains powerful anti-oxidant, degummers, inhibitors and metal deactivators. Keeps …
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                                                      Marine Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Stabilizer (Valvtect)
                                                        Works in both gas and diesel engines Keeps fuel fresh during storage Improves starting Prevents rust and corrosion Concentrated (1oz. treats 5 …
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                                                        Boating Know How
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                                                        Why Every Boater Needs To Use Boat Fuel Additives

                                                        One of the products that should be on a boater’s must-have list is boat fuel additives. These products play a vital role in improving performance and also extending the life of the inboard, sterndrive or ... read more outboard motor. All engines will suffer from the ethanol effect. Marine fuels typically contain 10% ethanol (E10) and 90% fuel. The shelf life of ethanol (E10) is approximately 30 to 45 days. It will start breaking down hence forming water after prolonged storage or non-use. The water may damage the engine and also produce poor performance. Such a disaster can be avoided by using fuel additives.

                                                        What is Marine Fuel Additive?

                                                        Boat or marine fuel additive is a product that is added to the fuel. It is introduced into the gas tank during normal operation and also as part of winterizing the fuel. The compound is comprised of substances that improve the viscosity while protecting and promoting proper combustion. The effectiveness of the additive will vary depending on the engine type and intended use. Some products are for small outboards; others are suitable in outboards, while some products are for large commercial engines. Additives for gasoline and diesels are quite different.

                                                        Properties of Marine Fuel Additives

                                                        Additives added to marine fuel come in different types. They can be categorized according to the chemical properties. These are as follows:

                                                        Fuel stabilization: - fuel is sourced from different regions. It is also refined using different methods. To make certain the fuel meets the local standards; a fuel stabilizer is added to keep the fuel stable even in varied temperatures and environments.

                                                        Ethanol Treatment: - Additives are added to stop ethanol from breaking down and forming water when not in use.

                                                        Octane Improvement: - Octane (RON) determines how completely a fuel will burn. High levels of octane mean better and thorough burn. However, too much may lead to detonation (pre-ignition). Additives increase the octane to safe levels.

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                                                        Effects of Not Using Marine Fuel Additives

                                                        Quite a few boaters don’t add boat fuel additives to their fuel. Many will argue that their engines still run fine. In fact, some view this as a new concept considering they have been brought up in a boating environment. Well, by not using additives, you run the following risks;

                                                        Damaging the engine: - The breakdown of ethanol makes the fuel unstable, Using such fuel can damage an engine.

                                                        Polluting the environment: - Incomplete combustion increases pollution.

                                                        High costs of fuel: - low combustion or poor burning leads to wastage.

                                                        Poor performance: - low octane contributes to inadequate performance and inefficiency. Too much ethanol (above 10%) i.e. E15, E20, E25 or higher will damage most engines.


                                                        Why Use Boat Fuel Additives?

                                                        The performance and durability of the boat’s engine are very critical. A boater desires to have an engine that runs smoothly and uses minimum fuel. However, modern fuels will always fall short in many aspects. Additives improve the lubrication hence protect the engine. They also contain detergents that clean the internals during operation. In addition, complete combustion will reduce the emission or pollutants. Additives also reduce the condensation or water that forms during storage that usually occurs during winter storage. You will be more relaxed knowing the fuel stored in your tank can be used and won’t cause any harm.

                                                        Maybe you've never used additives, or you have just been using any brand. Well, from the above information, it’s clear that the type of product does matter. The higher the grade or quality, the more advantageous it is. The first step to getting a good product is research. Find out more about your engine, type of use, and the environment. With these details, browse iboats.com wide range of marine fuel additives and stabilizers. Although they play a similar role, boat fuel additives shouldn’t be mixed. Use a particular product meant for that type of engine.

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                                                        Fuel System Servicing
                                                        Servicing your fuel system, presented by Bill Grannis of Marine Technician Today Magazine. ... read more

                                                        Tips and Tricks for Servicing Fuel Systems

                                                        By Bill Grannis (Marine Technician Today Magazine; Winter 2014)

                                                        Fuel problems are probably the most common causes of engine issues with today’s motors, both inboard and outboard. Ethanol laced gasoline (E 10) deteriorates quickly forming deposits plus absorbs moisture which then settles in the bottom of the gas tank and other fuel components. This moisture and alcohol mixture (phase separation) is more corrosive than ethanol by itself and that is what causes the damage to the rubber hoses and the metal parts.

                                                        First of all safety is paramount. Always work in a well-ventilated place with no open flames or smoking materials in the vicinity. Use common sense around gasoline or other flammable products and wear eye protection as you never know what may happen. To do the job correctly, always refer to the proper service manual and to latest service literature.

                                                        Due to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission regulations, many 2-storke outboardswith carburetors or fuel-injection are discontinued. However carbureted outboards outnumber all others by a wide margin and keeping these motors running requires an adequate flow of gasoline and lubricant. Fuel injection is common on 4-strokes which require more involved cleaning if the system becomes contaminated with deposits or debris. The injectors are easily restricted by stale fuel, particles from electric fuel pumps or corroding metals or damaged fuel lines. The old saying “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” applies to fuel components as well as to human beings.

                                                        Outboard manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers promote additives that claim to magically clean fuel systems. Most contain alcohols to absorb water in the fuel and their cleansing ingredients are not often successful in removing stale fuel residue. They are not effective against plugged jets or varnish deposits; that requires disassembly and individual cleaning to do the job properly. Just removing the jets and spraying them with a solvent is not a recommended practice. The internal passageways, emulsion tubes, and calibration orifices need to be free and clear also.

                                                        Some shops use the automotive dip bucket and others have good luck with ultra-sonic cleaners with various solutions. In extreme cases you may need both items for hard to clean parts. 4-stroke carburetors may have very small passageways that are next to impossible to clean out if seriously varnished up. Aluminum parts corroded from phase-separated ethanol mixtures need replacement due to pitting and the loss of the protective anodizing.

                                                        It is best to have commonly needed parts on hand such as ty-raps, gaskets, and o-rings as those items should always be replaced. Use quality tools in good condition and of course, the proper ones for the job at hand. For example, the 60° Johnson and Evinrude V-4 and V-6 carburetors use special Pozidriv (often misspelled Pozidrive) screws that are easily mistaken for common Phillips screws.

                                                        Any screwdrivers with worn, chipped, or rounded blades should be demoted to opening paint cans. For carburetor work a cabinet screwdriver is invaluable. It has about the same blade width as the diameter of its shank and fits into blind holes for jet or screw removal because a traditional slotted screwdriver is much wider behind the tip.

                                                        Everyone has had at least one of those “ Oh $#!& “ moments when a tiny fastener or carb part rolls off the bench and disappears in the floor. To minimize any aggravating occurrences common kitchen items may be of assistance. Use a cookie sheet pan with raised sides to contain any small parts and to catch liquids that could spill from a carburetor or a vapor separator tank (VST) during disassembly.

                                                        Putting things back together is no fun if you do not have the parts organized at hand meaning that you waste time trying to figure out which item goes where. An ordinary muffin tin with its dozen holes makes for a great organizational device. Each cavity holds different items so they are kept together for quick access such as screws, carb jets, pump diaphragms, check balls, etc. Scope out the thrift stores and yard sales for muffin tins and cookie sheets. Your wife discovering that her kitchen utensils are stained with gasoline and grease will decrease any likelihood of marital bliss!

                                                        By incorporating these hints into your servicing procedures, fuel system repairs become less time consuming with a greater chance of being done correctly the first time.
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