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Old 21 August 2014, 10:45   #1
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Additive or no additive?

Hi all,

I've got an old mariner 2stroke 60hp that hasn't been run for a while. I've had it started, and starts fine, its also booked in for a service in a couple weeks time.

I just wondered what peoples thoughts are on fuel system cleaners....Red-Ex for example? I've got a bottle here and just wondered if it would benefit from chucking a splash in or not to bother?

Thanks in advance,
Guy
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Old 21 August 2014, 11:10   #2
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Hi all,

I've got an old mariner 2stroke 60hp that hasn't been run for a while. I've had it started, and starts fine, its also booked in for a service in a couple weeks time.

I just wondered what peoples thoughts are on fuel system cleaners....Red-Ex for example? I've got a bottle here and just wondered if it would benefit from chucking a splash in or not to bother?

Thanks in advance,
Guy
Hello guy

I use redex in my tank 11L and put 60ml double the dose, after phoning them that was the max it was tested to.you can also take the spark plugs out and put some in each pot to decoak over night.I didn't have a blocked carb when used.Just used as a precautionary measure time will tell.Sea foam is ment to be good but can't seem to find anywhere to purchase it in the UK.
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Good stuff.

SEA FOAM Motor Purge, Diesel Petrol Engine Injector Cleaner & Fuel Stabiliser | eBay

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Hi Bartiny

Been looking for that for a couple of years now much appreciated thanks will have to purchase some.
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Hi all,

I've got an old mariner 2stroke 60hp that hasn't been run for a while. I've had it started, and starts fine, its also booked in for a service in a couple weeks time.

I just wondered what peoples thoughts are on fuel system cleaners....Red-Ex for example? I've got a bottle here and just wondered if it would benefit from chucking a splash in or not to bother?

Thanks in advance,
Guy
If it were mine I would want to know that it is in as good a condition as possible before I sent it for service, a good dollop (follow instructions on product) of Sea Foam in the fuel, down the plug holes letting it soak, give it a few pulls every 15 mins with plugs out, then run the engine untill warm, stop engine wait 15 mins, start engine and so on 5 or 6 times it will clean any carbon build up and free sticking piston rings, and clean the carburettor jets so at least you will know that the internals are at least clean.

So in short yes I think it is worth doing
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Dang they hose you on that stuff. It is $7.47 shipped here.
Amazon.com: Sea Foam SF-16 Motor Treatment - 16 oz.: Automotive

Personally I don't use anything and prefer to run my motor WFO to clear it out

Decarbonizing agents do work though.
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Dang they hose you on that stuff. It is $7.47 shipped here.
Amazon.com: Sea Foam SF-16 Motor Treatment - 16 oz.: Automotive

Personally I don't use anything and prefer to run my motor WFO to clear it out

Decarbonizing agents do work though.
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Two day free shipping from Amazon I do pay to be a prime member in order to get the free shipping, but it also gets me movies and TV shows, which more than offsets the cost. Since I am in the middle of a home remodel (Need to get back to work on it), I purchase an insane amount of stuff from Amazon. Ebay is awesome too. My auto bidder is always working for me
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