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Help with use of Yamaha Ring Free Additive


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Thinking of doing some treatment with the above on my Yammy 2 stroke. Anyone have any experience with it and how should I do it. What problems would I expect eg. fouled plugs etc?

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I never used specific Yamaha, I usually buy OMC brand.

This is a decarbonizer, it will clean all carbon deposits from heads, pistons, rings, etc.

Start motor and warm it up on hose, at idle or slightly above start spraying in each carb, continue spraying a lot of stuff, it will start to smoke really bad. Keep on spraying alternating each carb untill motor will load up a lot , try to keep it running since more fluid will enter motor, and finally kill from it

Let it sit overnight. Next morning start motor again (it will be a little tougher) and rev it up a lot (within the max RPMs of course) to clear deposits. Replace spark plugs and finally run motor full throttle on water for a while.

Beware of doing it on concrete, the black deposits will stain it indefinitely.

Your plugs will be shot, thus the replacement after the treatment.

You won't believe all the gunk it will clean up....

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This is the gas additive isn't it? I don't know what valv is talking about, but I have been adding it to my fuel tank on every fill since my boat was new. Supposedly keeps deposits down. No problems with my 2 stroke yamaha in 7 years. I think the mixing directions are on the bottle.

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Whoops, I guess we were talking about 2 different things.

The additive is just an add to gas. My instructions are for a dealer decarbonizing product.

Sorry for the mix up

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Can you tell me how you use the Ring Free? Specifically? Like where I should use it and how much? I understand the Shock Treatment may foul the plugs and I am concerned about that happening when I am out on the water.

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I dump a couple ounces into my tank every fill up. I think it is about a 25 gallon tank. It is more of a maintaining type thing, so I wouldn't sweat a fouled plug. It gradually just keeps the buildup from happening as opposed to immediately everything busting loose. Does this make sense?

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I've run two different Yamaha's in the last three years (a 150 and a 200) and I use Ring Free regularly. A couple ounces in each tank to maintain and once a season I do the shock treatment and have had no trouble with plugs.

I change plugs once a year regardless and I think Ring Free is good preventive maintenance.

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Hmmm...so when you do the shock treatment, is the boat in the water or out of the water using the flush thing?

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Ring Free is a great product. I use the Shock Treatment once a year just add 2 ounces of product to every 10 gallons of gas. Then I just use the normal 1oz to 10gals. Just put it in every time you fill up. Pretty easy.

Good Luck

Chev

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As a former Yamaha salesman and tech, here it is. Use only the reccommended amount!! It is a great product for removing carbon deposits from the ring lands and the combustion surfaces in your engine. It also helps remove the "coking" in the intake passages. The carbon deposits and the "coking" contribute to power loss due to fuel absorbtion. A clean engine runs better. If you are looking to use it to clean plugged passages in your carbs, it will not do the job. Only your mechanic can do that. After the fact though, it will help maintain your carbs. Use it with every other tank of fuel and the reccommended amout only. If you run your tank empty everytime, go ahead and use it with every fill. If not, don't. Any more can do dammage! Shock treatments are ok but not needed.

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Thanks for your input. All I want to know now is if there is anything I should do if I want to motor to run smoother and quieter. It works fine now but I was wondering if there is stuff I can do.

So I gather Shock treatment is not necessary. I should just use the Ring Free for maintainence in every other tank.

What about other additives that I can use? Should I use sea foam in addition to this?

Thanks

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No Sea-Foam. One additive at a time. If you get too much it will wash the oil coating out of the motor and cause piston scoring and a heap of other expensive problems. Start using the Ring Free on a regular basis and you should notice a difference after a bit. It will not be right away, but have patience and let it dissolve some of the deposits in your engine. If you haven't already, grab a new set of plugs to start fresh with. NGK are about the best for your application.

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