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Small Engines and Motorcycles now have relief from degraded fuel and Ethanol Problems
Restores Peak Performance in Small Engines, Powersports Equipment and 2-Cycle engines.
Degraded fuel presents a major maintenance issue in small engines and powersports equipment. It can form varnish, gum and insoluble debris that clog carburetors, fuel injectors and fuel filters. Carbon buildup can form on the tops of pistons that leads to pre-ignition, rough idling and poor throttle response. Fuel-related problems are only expected to intensify in the coming years as the ethanol content in pump gasoline continues to increase.
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It certainly helps that SEMA has recognized this as their Power Sports product of the year. There were apparently over 100 other products and devices competing in various forms. This tells us that #1, the ethanol issue is effecting more than I realized (especially motorcycle owners) and #2, the effects of cleaning the intake valve and quench areas yielding the better mileage (bikes) and idle in mowers and marine applications is making an impression.
Quickshot SE was tested in fuel containing 10 percent ethanol. Controlled plugging of injectors showed a 70 percent flow improvement, while oxidation stability improved 44 percent over untreated fuel.
I have sold quite a bit of this product, lots of return sales including one friend and local customer asking "What the hell is this stuff?" impressed with the added mileage and throttle response in his Harley. One local customer noticed an additional 20 miles in a tank of gas - proving the degradation of your fuel system with out proper fuel maintenance.
The side of the bottle has the mix rate clearly with well marked graduations so it's easy to use in all sizes of gasoline containers.
When I put this page together I started doing research of all the problems regarding Ethanol in small engines. There are countless news storys, articles and websites regarding the problems small engines and gas tanks are having with corn ethanol (Maybe Hemp would be better??) anyway - face it - it's not going anywhere as long as we buy it. I can say the AMSOIL product is the lowest cost of all of them. Call 800-579-0580 for the wholesale price or join as a Preferred Customer as we can't post the prices here - you can also go to the retail link but 8.5 ounces treats 12 gallons. (one bottle in the case costs less than 2-gallons of gas)
Dan Peterson - VP. Technical Development - June 2012
E15 fuel has been approved for sale. Be Prepared!
Its impact will be felt differently by motorists and powersports enthusiasts.
As I write this month’s Tech Talk, the U.S. nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.85. On May 8, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a revised forecast for gas prices during the summer driving season (April through September) that predicts the average price will drop to $3.79. That’s good news for all of us, whether filling up for the daily commute or planning a longer road trip. Regardless of what vehicle you drive, it’s likely that maximizing fuel economy and extending engine life are high priorities. In fact, a 2011 survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center found the “age of the average car driven by respondents has increased to eight years,” with 23 percent of motorists surveyed driving cars from the 1990s. And for those planning on purchasing a new or newer model, 62 percent expected their next vehicles to have better fuel economy than their previous models.
Motorists are demanding more from newer vehicles and also want their current vehicles to last longer, but new government mandates might make achieving higher efficiencies more difficult.
In April 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) for cars and trucks manufactured in 2001 or later. This extended by six years a 2010 waiver permitting the use of motor gasoline blends containing up to 15 percent ethanol in 2007 and newer vehicles. All other gas-powered engines, such as those on boats, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, motorcycles and off-road vehicles, are prohibited from using E15. This means that the current E10 (10 percent ethanol/90 percent gasoline) blended fuel, sold at more than 90 percent of service stations nationwide, remains the de facto choice for owners of model year 2000 and older vehicles and other gas-powered engines. The exception to this being flex-fuel vehicles compatible with E85 (85 percent ethanol/ 15 percent gasoline).
Automakers have resisted the new E15 ruling, arguing that their vehicles – new and old – aren’t designed to accommodate gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol. Service station owners have concerns about potential liability issues arising from consumers using the wrong ethanol blend and are worried about the costs of retrofitting gas pumps or installing new ones to make E15 available.
While the future of E15 is uncertain, ethanol-blended fuels are here to stay. Ethanol has been used for decades as a gasoline additive because it burns cleaner than gasoline. The downside to ethanol is its fuel economy and performance. Ethanol produces less energy than gasoline. According to the EIA, “A gallon of ethanol has only two-thirds the energy of a gallon of conventional gasoline, and the number of miles traveled by a given vehicle per gallon of fuel is directly proportional to the energy contained in the fuel.” In addition, studies have shown fuel systems containing plastic or rubber components can be damaged by ethanol exposure. There are also problems at the molecular level. Ethanol and gasoline do not form chemical bonds and ethanol is highly attracted to water. Even small amounts of water entering the fuel supply can break the weak ethanol-to-water bond and separate (phase separation). This suspension falls to the bottom of the fuel tank and can increase engine temperatures and cause engine damage. Less energy per gallon and phase separation are just two of the problems inherent with ethanol-blended gasoline. Smaller engines face additional maintenance and performance issues.
Because the widely available E10 can start degrading in just 30 days, the shorter shelf life of ethanol-blended gasoline vs. pure gasoline is another potential problem for small-engine operation. With equipment such as motorcycles, ATVs, boats and other less frequently used tools like chainsaws and leaf blowers, fuel may sit in the tank for a month or much longer between starts. During this time gasoline absorbs water, which leads to fuel breakdown. As gasoline degrades, gums and varnish can clog carburetors, fuel injectors and fuel filters. The result is decreased starting performance and drivability issues. Most drivers fuel their passenger vehicles more frequently than every 30 days, so gasoline breakdown issues are less common in autos and trucks. Additionally, many newer vehicles have computer sensors that make adjustments for high ethanol content, but the majority of small engines lack such technology. Fortunately for powersports enthusiasts, there are solutions to this long-term problem.
Quickshot® is designed to keep water dispersed and helps combat problems associated with ethanol-blended fuel. It also cleans deposit build-up in fuel systems and combustion chamber components. This means better performance and reduced impact from ethanol-blended fuels. We all value our free time; engines need to start on command when we get a sliver of time to get out and go.
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AMSOIL OE was designed for our customers who buy AMSOIL products for their "other than passenger car" applications such as motorcycles, diesel trucks, power equipment, farm and work fleet.
Well here it is - the oil which outperforms the on the shelf synthetics yet cost the same or less delivered. You now have no excuse not to use AMSOIL in all your vehicles. If you came to AMSOIL for a special air filter, you can now purchase oil for only a slight change in shipping.
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