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Old 25 January 2014, 06:13   #21
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Aspen is a cleaner form of fuel.

It will not "Go off" for 3-5 years


I have spent over 20years working on garden machinery, motorbikes and some outboards and I have had fuel "go off" in my Royal Enfield & Lawnmower.

An engine won't start until you change the fuel.

It gums up the carb.

Fuel is clear when you buy it and as it breaks down it become more and more yellow and will leave a layer of varnish inside your fuel system.

The fuel companies are the one's keeping the quiet and it's the mechanics and engine manufactures who are having the problems.

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Old 25 January 2014, 06:30   #22
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Aspen is a cleaner form of fuel.

It is 95 octane same as normal unleaded pump fuel and is available in two types.

Unleaded alternative for all 4-stroke engines.

Premixed 2-stroke for all AIR COOLED 2-stroke engines.

It will not "go off" for 3-5 years.

Look up Aspen fuel for more detailed information.

I have spent over 20years working on garden machinery, motorbikes and some outboards and I have had fuel "go off" in my Royal Enfield & Lawnmower.

An engine won't start until you change the fuel.

It gums up the carb.

Fuel is clear when you buy it and as it breaks down it become more and more yellow and will leave a layer of varnish inside your fuel system.

The fuel companies are the one's keeping the quiet and it's the mechanics and engine manufactures who are having the problems.

Kind regards

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Oh right. I will look it up.
Never heard of you before.

Had lots of hassle with bio diesel here as its rubbish.

I wouldn't personally buy the ready mixed version only because I will only put quicksilver oil in my outboards.
I have seen many have problems because they have used inferior 2 stroke oils.
(Not saying the Aspen one would be at all. I'm sure it's great) but I prefer to be sure.

I agree fuel does go 'off' and will 'gum' the carbs up.
I'm just disputing the time it takes for it to.
It will last a year easy in my opinion.

And for me taking the carbs off and cleaning them out doesn't take long or much effort, if it needed doing. I would do it myself.
Much cheaper than wasting fuel!!

My guys who are mechanics and build engines etc don't seem to think it's a major issue at all either.
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Old 25 January 2014, 06:37   #23
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Hi Rib,

You would not be wasting fuel as Aspen will work in your engine just the same.

Please DON'T use Aspen2 in a outboard because it is for AIR COOLED engines.

I agree use your current oil.

Sorry if my posts read like an advert, I am so used writing that way.

There is a product called EcoPar diesel that might be worth a look.

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Old 25 January 2014, 06:39   #24
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I'm with Ribs&MH on this.........

I always disconnect the fuel line on the auxillary rather than just switching off , and I always make sure the auxillary tanks is full of fresh fuel at the start of each season .

I have left the main fuel tank full over winter ( no air so less condensation ! ) and emptyish , and never had a problem over the past ten British winters .

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I'm with Ribs&MH on this.........

I always disconnect the fuel line on the auxillary rather than just switching off , and I always make sure the auxillary tanks is full of fresh fuel at the start of each season .

I have left the main fuel tank full over winter ( no air so less condensation ! ) and emptyish , and never had a problem over the past ten British winters .

Time to consider Trade Membership Eddie ?
Hi,

I am waiting to hear back about trade membership and we are happy to sign up.

You will see my log on name is very clear who I am and what I do.

I am not trying to do anything underhand.

Hope I have not upset anyone, it was not my intention to do so.

Please read my post about fuel stored in larger amounts seams to keep better.

I deal with over 200 garden machinery dealers and they are having problems all round the UK.

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Hi Rib,

You would not be wasting fuel as Aspen will work in your engine just the same.

Please DON'T use Aspen2 in a outboard because it is for AIR COOLED engines.

I agree use your current oil.

Sorry if my posts read like an advert, I am so used writing that way.

There is a product called EcoPar diesel that might be worth a look.

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Lol. I ment wasting it if you drained normal unleaded out for the winter as previously suggested.

Was not meaning anything about Aspen fuels and of course for air cooled. My mistake.

If I keep saying Aspen fuels, do I get advertising royalties?? :-)
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I'm with Ribs&MH on this.........

I always disconnect the fuel line on the auxillary rather than just switching off , and I always make sure the auxillary tanks is full of fresh fuel at the start of each season .

I have left the main fuel tank full over winter ( no air so less condensation ! ) and emptyish , and never had a problem over the past ten British winters .

Time to consider Trade Membership Eddie ?
Wow! Someone agrees with me.
I'm scared now! :-)
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Me again! Sorry!

Thinking about it. It's probably more of an issue with later engines.
The probably have smaller jets etc.

All my stuff is 10, 20 years old plus!

So maybe that's the reason I have not had the issue.
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Not meaning to open up a hornets nest here but,
I was in a very rural garage today.
I could see that he has had pumps removed and now only has one for unleaded and one for diesel.
I asked how often he needs to refill the tanks.

"Usually we have one delivery of each a year" was the reply

I asked if the fuel lasts ok for a year in his tanks.

"Course it bloody does boy" was the reply.

Just thought I'd share that. :-)
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At work we have seen a huge increase in fuel related problems, inline with the change in modern fuel. The smaller carbed engines suffer the worse. Maybe in a marine environment theres more moisture for the ethanol to attract into the fuel (I'm not a scientist).

I certainly wouldnt by petrol from a guy who only fills his tank once a year. Maybe theres a reason it takes him a year to sell it...
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