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For a 2 stroke outboard. When done for the day, is it better to disconnect the fuel line and run the gas out? Also, how tight should the motor be trimmed down against the transom saver? never knew these answers.
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outboard questions
On outboards that allow for disconnection of the fuel line, I have always ran the fuel out of the engine after each use. I haven't had a 2 stroke since ethanol was introduced into gas, but even before ethanol, I didn't want to leave gas sitting in the carbs, so I would run it out to avoid any varnishing. My transon saver has a spring built in, so I usually tension it down about half way between no tension and bottoming out the spring. Hope this helps.
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cut off
what do you all think i have an inline fuel filter just before the 40 hp 2stroke inlet my thought is to make disconnecting easier by putting a cutoff in that line
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birdness?
i always was told running the fuel out of a 2 stroke aint good, cause the oil is in the gas for lubrication, no mo gas no mo lubrication!!! just use marine stabil in your fuel and no problem leaving the fuel in the carbs!! just dont use ethanol fuel!!! transom saver just put it down enuf till u cant pick the motor up off the transom saver(none or very little slack)!! u dont want to put it down to tight could bust a seal on your trim and tilt cylinder!!!!! after katrina, i used marine stabil in some fuel i had left over like maybe 15 gallons!!! 3 years later for whatever storm we had, i used that same fuel in my generator and it ran like a clock!!! marine stabil the best!!!
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2 stroke
By running the fuel out of a 2 stroke, unless it is oil injected, leans out the oil in the engine which leads to excessive wear in the engine.

As far as the stabil, I would suggest sea foam, is is a petroleum base product that mixes with the fuel. Stabil only forms a layer on top of the fuel and doesn't mix with it, it is not petroleum base.

Warren
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marshrat disagree???
my opinion your opinion seafoam, stabil, what a great country we have so far, where we can disagree so far as obummer aint the president!!!
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O squat for brains
I have to agree about the president. NOBAMA.

Warren
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HaHa guys thanks.
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4 strokes
running the gas dry on a fuel injected 4 stroke is just a matter of time before you burn up the $300 electric fuel pump.

motors with fuel injection should NOT be run dry, doing so over revs the fuel pump and can burn it up costing bug $$$

if your motor has a carburetor then yes its a good idea to run it dry but it still leaves some gas so when storing like for winter you should also open the bleed screw to completely empty all the gas out so it cant varnish
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