Years ago,dunno about now,Marathon gas always had an additive to help it remain powerful during storage. I had an old English Ford Cortina GT that hadn't been started for 4 full years.
So I finally sold it as a probable `non-runner'. Well,when the guy came to look at it, I put a set of jumper cables on it, and the Cortina started right up! What a surprise! don-ohio (:^)
Do additives really remove water from fuel, or just disperse throughout the fuel so it can go through the combustion process?
Yup, that is part of what I was getting at.
Startron takes the approach (gas additive at least) to disperse the water into really tiny particles for combustion. Not my natural first choice, but I didn't get asked about this E## nonsense either ! :thumbdown:
A lot of people get it wrong, but if you can set up a gas engine for deliberate H2O injection successfully, then I guess a few really tiny drops won't hurt.
For the general market, they have to design an additive with the assumption that a mechanical water separator is not in place, esp. for gas.
With a mechanical water separator in place, then Stanadyne's strategy to de-emulsify (coagulate) water molecules in diesel makes sense to me.
I've been using Starton (gas addy, aka Smurf pee) for my small motor stuff, like it so far.
To the best of my knowledge all Shell stations in Ontario, Canada that have 'high test' have no ethanol in it. I run high test shell in all my gas powered stuff. Walk behind snow blower, 2 gennys, 2 lawn mowers and my Jeep.
Unfortunately my boat I have to fill up at the marina, (it is too big for me to trailer with the Jeep), and that has 5% ethanol. In the boat I use Sea Foam gas treatment. It works good
Looking4 new.......better do the ethanol test...... I know Shell is using it down here, so I doubt you're ethanol free up there.Could be,though,and the test will tell you fer sure. don-ohio (:^D