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Old 08-26-2016, 09:08 PM   #1
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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I've always heard 3 -6 months (the more humid the area, the shorter the time). But I admit I never let anything sit that long between running a tank through. If you suspect the gas has "gone bad" you can drain your bike and just top your car off with that (relatively) small amount. 3 gallons diluted into a 20gallon car tank shouldnt hurt it.
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You suspected you had bad fuel, so your solution was to run the engine harder? That's... Puzzling. I don't see why it would've hosed your injectors, though.
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You suspected you had bad fuel, so your solution was to run the engine harder? That's... Puzzling. I don't see why it would've hosed your injectors, though.


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well I guess that is one to look at it. I was thinking I was trying to run through the gas quicker so i could put good fuel in it...quicker. Didn't have alot of time to mess with the issue that day. It wasn't like that I was riding wide open or anything probably only 8 to 9k rpms.



So you don't think bad fuel can gunk up injectors?
Bad fuel? Like fuel that contains an excessive amount of ethanol? Sure, it can clog your injectors. Happens to our outboard (it's a Yammy, guess it should've been an Evinrude huh?) every couple years. But getting what once was good fuel that sits for a time on the order of months? I think that it's doubtful that it would cause injector issues. But I am not a mechanic so I really don't know what the I'm talking about--this is mere conjecture.
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Would depend on how much air is in the tank. Oxygen is also an enemy.
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Put some seafoam in it
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Yes. Should ungunk them.
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It is dependent on exposure. Gasoline in a sealed container will last a long time. Our older motorcycles are vented tanks so as the temperature changes it evaporates and is exposed to moisture. I know the newer bikes have charcoal cans that keep the exiting vapor from escaping but it can still pull in moisture in as the tank cools. Sta-bil helps by forming barrier film. It doesn't matter the grade of fuel. So there no way of putting a set time on it. One thing I do know is starting a engine on varnish smelling fuel and you run the risk of stuck valves. One other is that denatured alcohol will solvate varnished fuel but does nothing for corrosion. I have a car sitting in my shop and the fuel is maybe 2 1/2 years old and I need to drain it, it might be really bad or not.
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yammys are good just not as good as evinrudes
anymore than a month of sitting and my Yamaha ob cards needed rebuilding. I did it several times before I sold the boat
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this might sound ignorant but what happens when a valve sticks? Will the top end lock up. other inotherwords could my missing problem be a valve that is sticking. And will seafoam or something like it unstick a valve?
If a valve sticks open, you run the risk of the piston hitting it when it comes up in the cylinder. Then you have a bent (often exhaust) valve at best. At worst a broken valve that drops into the cylinder where the piston beats the out of it, destroying the piston and the cylinder walls & inside of the head.
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All Hail Seafoam. Good . Once you get past the taste it really cleans out your pipes.
I also use it in my engine and my car tranny (not to be associated with the LGBTQ community). I was quoted $1700 to replace a CPS and the hydraulic valve that sits behind the transmission cover on my old front wheel drive. Never wanted to put extra in my fluids, but actually a guy I met a Wal Mart told me it was good stuff. After I put it in, I swear the tranny (not to be associated with the LGBTQ community) started acting like it was brand new and I don't think I had driven 2 miles. Drained it, flushed it, refilled it - ran great.
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really. you don't use stabil or seafoam in it?
yes! Thats the really part. I tried those plus some other blue I cant remember the name of
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