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I have 98 Johnson 90hp I've always used mid grade gas. Is going to non oxygenated worth it will it make my motor run better/smother.

Thanks tj

Posted on: 5/9 19:56:06
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Re: boat gas
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I think it's 100% worth it unles your going to burn up a tank of gas a day?

Posted on: 5/9 20:56:41
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The best benefit to non-oxy is not the octane it is the fact it doesn't ferment into gelatinous goo in your fuel system.

Posted on: 5/9 21:25:24
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Yes it will help, especially on maintenance like stated just runs that much cleaner. I run non oxy and seafoam in every tank. Not cheap but feel I make up for it in the long run. Knock on wood but never have had to clean carbs or deal with a poorly idling motor.

Posted on: 5/9 22:19:11
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If I'm running though a lot of gas frequently, I'll use regular gas. If it's going to sit for more than 2-3 weeks, It's full of non-oxy. I just wish we had 87 octane in non-oxy here. no need for higher octane unless the motor calls for it.

Posted on: 5/10 11:59:46
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Re: boat gas
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IMO, I would ONLY use non-oxy gas with Seafoam. It's cheap "insurance". The only question is, "Do you want to pay for premium gas or do you want to pay a premium price to have someone re-build your carb or clean out your fuel system? Pretty easy choice for me. Except for my vehicles, I run non-oxy gas with Seafoam in ALL of my equipment. Never had a problem.

Posted on: 5/11 9:13:44
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MrB, I am curious about the ONLY comment about using SeaFoam with non-Oxy. I, like others here, run only non-Oxy gas in all of my small engines, and I do use SeaFoam on occassion, for sure in first tank of the year and last tank of the year. But I do not use it all the time.

Why do you state that "I would ONLY use non-oxy gas with Seafoam"?

The point of using non-Oxy in the first place is because it is cleaner and tends not to gum up like ethanol gases, so I see less need for SeaFoam in every tank.

Posted on: 5/11 9:24:29
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Re: boat gas
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I believe MrB was stating he would only put non-oxy in his boat and would always add seafoam as well. Not so much adding it because he is using Non-Oxy but because it's even more protection.

Posted on: 5/11 10:03:36
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As a marine mechanic I'd love to say just run whatever fuel you want, it helps to keep my kids fed! But in all seriousness run Non-Oxy unless you want a $400+ bill from the shop for carb kits and all new fuel lines not to mention a ruined day on the water.

Posted on: 5/11 10:39:27
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Re: boat gas
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Ha, I was going to make a comment similar to yours Crestliner08, how Ethanol is keeping a lot of small mechanic businesses open, but didn't want to affect anyone's livelihood, ha! Keeps the economy going, cash flowing.

Posted on: 5/11 11:01:52
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