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Where to buy gas? What kind?


Dave1

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The consensus seems to be that oxygenated is bad and alcohol is bad for outboards.

My new Merc manual warns against alcohol and especially anything over 10%.

Can you still buy gas that has neither?

Where in the Anoka area?

Thanks.

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Dave, did you get a 2 or 4 stroke Merc? I pick up my new rig tomorrow and I've heard the oxygenated gas warnings also. But I'm hearing a few different opinions. I’ve been told that it’s not as hard on a 2 stroke as it is on a 4. But then again, free advice and opinions are just that. (You get what you pay for) I am very curious about this too. I want to break the old girl in right! laugh.giflaugh.gif

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I've run the oxygenated gas in my 1984 Johnson hp ever since it came out, not one problem, either I'm lucky or there isn't as much a problem as everyone thinks.

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Thanks for the info Chuck. Dave, looks like the Super America's in Anoka carry it.

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Thanks.

I think Ill fill up a mason jar with alcohol / oxy gas and see what happens to it as the months go by.

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I know there was a website posted a while back that listed all the gas stations in MN that have no- oxy fuel. did the moderator remove it?

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Bills Superette sells 92 octane pure premium. A little spendy but it's all I ever use and have never had a problom.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Your outboard will happily burn both oxy and nonoxy. The problem lies in the storage of oxy gas. While both will break down in time the the oxy gas will deteriorate at a faster rate. So if you don't plan on using up all your fuel within a month then it be best to use nonoxy gas.

Most modern fuel systems are can handle the alcohol in the oxy gas. Vintage fuel systems I believe before 1972 can't. The alcohol will break down the diaphragms and fuel lines in those old engines. In this case you would always choose the nonoxy gas.

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Also remeber most if not all two stroke oils have a fuel stabalizer in them. I just used the last of a gallon of two stroke mixed gas (87 octane, oxygentated, 24:1)that I bought three springs ago. My weed wacker and leaf blower both run fine, and fired up on the third pull. I also use 87 octane in the snowblower and lawnmower. I have a 3.5 gallon gas can for them that takes me about a year to use.

I think the key is two store them in a quality air tight container thats kept in a low moister enviroment. I'm also a big fan of draining the tank and running them dry before storage. I think thats when the problems start to happen!

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I just checked the manual on my new e-tech and it states that the use of alcohol is acceptable if it doesn't exceed 10 percent alcohol by volume.

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