Say what you want about ethanol fuels, but they can ruin gasoline engines. This is specifically correct with little engines like outboard motors, lawn equipment, and ATVs. What occurs more than time is that the ethanol gums up the carburetors, fuel lines, filters, and other components. Time to fight back.
A couple of years ago my aging 2000 Honda 450ES ATV started to turn into challenging to commence and remain running. Even choking the engine did not begin it up quickly. Letting it run a handful of minutes to “warm up” was no assure either. Placing it in gear would usually merely kill the engine.
Somebody in camp asked if I was running ethanol. Properly, of course, non-ethanol fuel was nearly not possible to discover. They told me about a fuel additive called Sea Foam, so I attempted it out. They warned me it would take a couple of tanks of fuel to get things straightened out.
So, got a can of the Sea Foam at the nearby auto parts retailer and added the recommended amount to the ATV fuel tank numerous occasions over the hunting season. Gradually but surely, I could tell this additive was creating a difference. When the season ended, I added far more when I essentially place the ATV in garage storage. Even then, I would crank it up at least after a month.
The following season, the Honda roared right into full energy. Admittedly, by this time I discovered a gas station locally that provided non-ethanol fuel, so I got a five-gallon can and am using that now along with Sea Foam. In all respects the Honda is back. It begins with one pull of the choke, and stays running, smoothly.
Sea Foam is a petroleum item so it is safe for all two-four cycle engines, seals, O-rings, fuel lines, gas program sensors, and other fuel method components in gasoline and diesel engines. So, if you have a rough operating or beginning gas or diesel engine that has been making use of ethanol fuel, then attempt some Sea Foam.
And just to be politically incorrect, not only does ethanol fuel result in difficulties in gas engines, this corn origin additive also requires this crucial resource out of the meals cycle. Less corn for cattle feed, and other food sources, causes your beef and other food expenses to rise. It is a double whammy of negative impacts to our economy.