moisture in fuel/cleaning main jet

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moisture in fuel/cleaning main jet

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:17 pm

Someone recently posted about moisture in fuel from using ethanol fuel and how it causes problems in the jets, even in a very small quantity such that it might not even be visible. I cannot find this post using search feature. If anyone knows where this is located please post a link so I can go back to it. Thanks. Stan
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Re: moisture in fuel/cleaning main jet

Postby Eugene » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:35 pm

I've been using Marine Stabil for years in my 5 gallon storage gas cans and thus in machines. Haven't had a problem.

E10 ethanol will absorb moisture from the air if it sits for a long term. Short term, where you are frequently adding fuel, not a problem.

You can use a fuel line deicer such as Heet to remove moisture.
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Re: moisture in fuel/cleaning main jet

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:49 pm

Thanks, Eugene. I've also been using fuel additive for many years, JMHO and as you said, it helps to prevent problems with fuel that is stored. I know it costs a bit more but I think it saves me time and money by helping to prevent these fuel issues. The post that I've been looking for said something about moisture in the fuel could present a problem with the droplets not passing through the jet, even in quantities that could not be seen by visual inspection. I hope someone remembers the post, it was not very long ago.
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Re: moisture in fuel/cleaning main jet

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:56 pm

Eugene wrote:I've been using Marine Stabil for years in my 5 gallon storage gas cans and thus in machines. Haven't had a problem.

E10 ethanol will absorb moisture from the air if it sits for a long term. Short term, where you are frequently adding fuel, not a problem.

You can use a fuel line deicer such as Heet to remove moisture.

When you add Heet, you are adding more alcohol. Methanol instead of ethanol, but basically the same. They both absorb moisture.
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Re: moisture in fuel/cleaning main jet

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:58 pm

I agree with Don.
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