People are so scared of Ethanol for no reason. Especially all you guys with new motors. All these companies selling you the BS to treat your gas is absolutely insane, but everyone buys into it for some reason.I love the commercial with Bill McDonald talking about Ethanol ruining engines, Hell that dude hasnt had the same boat for more than a year in the last 20. I ran the crappiest motor known to man (optimax) to 1100 hours with no fuel related issues using 87 with ethanol. The key is just dont let it sit in the tank for more than a couple weeks. Thats why it is fine in cars, most cars dont sit.
Not Dissing any Opti owners, they run strong, they just have a lot higher blow up percentage than about anything else
I gave up on all those additives once i realized i was a sucker, i just buy gas as needed and run it out, Its so easy to blame engine problems on "bad" gas, but most the time its just because its a Merc................Disclaimer, my boat has a Merc, but when she pops it will have a G2
Sorry about the rant, i have a boring job and i read a lot of BassBoat Central forums, and everyone on there kisses the butt of the main Merc Dealer on there sayng you have to run all these additives and what not. That dude sells it buy the case, so of course he says that. And he shuts down any type of fix someone may post that isnt the Merc standard and guidelines. For instance i told someone they could get a Opti belt from Autozone and he shut that down acting like it would fail. Mine lasted 3 years and then i sold it, still probably going strong