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Old 07 June 2009, 03:36   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Winchester
Boat name: H2O
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp Honda
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 78
It's far more likely that the petrol is "dead" especially if it was in a vented container over the winter. The fuel could be used in a car mixed with lots more or you can add octane booster to restore the (I think) Benzene that evaporates and reduces the combustability of the petrol. I rotate all mt fuel stocks (generator, motorbike, RIB lawnmower!) if they are stored for a while they become virtually useless by themselves. I had a 125 Honda that wouldn't start after 7 days standing unless you drained the carb!!

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