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#10931080 - 06/21/15 08:22 AM 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor
GOODSON Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Lake Fork
I recently purchased a boat with a 250 sho and I have been running Yamaha Ringfree but I know this is not a ethanol buster. Is it recommended that you run Ringfree and an ethanol buster such as Biobor? Also is there a certain octane you should run on the gas?This is my first four stroke and in the past I always ran Biobor on my pro xs. Thanks

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#10931139 - 06/21/15 09:06 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
lamoon78 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4391
Loc: Livingston Tx
Ringfree and Biobor and check the manuel for what octane gas to run.


Edited by lamoon78 (06/21/15 09:06 AM)

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#10931149 - 06/21/15 09:11 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
Bonedoc Offline
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Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 95
My Skeeter Dealer told me to run midlevel octane 89 in my SHO along with Ringfree and ethanol stabilizer such as Biobor.

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#10931164 - 06/21/15 09:17 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
jfdawson Online   happy
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 883
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Theres a flavor of ring free with fuel additive ( for ethenol ) that's available:

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-ACC-RNGFR-P...amaha+ring+free

I run this in the recommended dose plus I put about a 1/4 of the dose of biobor in too. Might be too much fuel treatment, but I've not had any issues. I also have a fuel water separator filter too. Newer model Skeeter probably came from the factory with this:

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#10931189 - 06/21/15 09:30 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6667
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Yup water filter is a great addition that most people overlook

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#10931196 - 06/21/15 09:35 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
reelswift Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 516
Loc: East Texas
Change my H2O seperator along with lower gear oil annually its just part of engine maintenance.

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#10931200 - 06/21/15 09:38 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
GOODSON Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Lake Fork
Thanks for all the help! Mine is a 2012 and doesn't have the separator but will get one added on.

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#10931206 - 06/21/15 09:40 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
reelswift Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 516
Loc: East Texas
Did you look in the very back of the transom some are mounted there and difficult to see and or reach ?

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#10931276 - 06/21/15 10:19 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: reelswift]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11046
Loc: Plano,Texas
Just trace the line from the build to the engine. My dealer and Yahmaha manual say 89 octane also. Mine's a 2014

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#10931285 - 06/21/15 10:30 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
GOODSON Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 127
Loc: Lake Fork
Just looked and did not find the water separator.

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#10931311 - 06/21/15 10:54 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2585
I'm sure you have one with a SHO.

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#10931330 - 06/21/15 11:12 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4438
Loc: somervell county
My new Merc 250XS has a fuel filter/water separator as big as the after market in-line types I have had on other boats. Its under the cowling. I assume this is adequate. The SHO not have a built-in separator?
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#10931344 - 06/21/15 11:23 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
reelswift Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 516
Loc: East Texas
Mine has a large water seperator/fuel filter thats a screw on version similar to a diesel engine water sep

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#10931373 - 06/21/15 11:43 AM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4391
Loc: Livingston Tx
You should have one mine was mounted directly in front of engine in the compartment you couldnt see it unless you stuck your head down in there to look you couldnt see it standing on the ground looking.

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#10931849 - 06/21/15 06:40 PM Re: 250 SHO Ringfree/Biobor [Re: GOODSON]
wacky freak Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 52
I have a 2012 and it has one. Very hard to see.

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