Main Menu
Newest Members
GKFISH, Jhoot, jigmanlaurent, jwall, dannybass
106817 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87580
hopalong 78856
Pilothawk 75997
JDavis7873® 67386
John175 � 66207
FattyMcButterpants 60841
Derek 🐝 59318
Tritonman 57851
LoneStarSon® 54038
SkeeterRonnie 53191
Forum Stats
106817 Members
61 Forums
817808 Topics
10332217 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12467026 - 10/15/17 09:00 PM Boat Gas.
FishN@Night Offline

Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 391
Loc: Canton, Texas
I am finally buying another boat and hopefully will have it this week. It has a 2005 Yamaha HPDI 225. What should i be running as additives in the fuel everytime i put gas in the boat? Also if you put in ethanol free gas do you need the additives, and im assuming all motors run on 87.

Edited by FishN@Night (10/15/17 10:12 PM)
You Betcha

#12467081 - 10/15/17 09:50 PM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: FishN@Night]
Freeman Clark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 1371
Loc: Temple, Texas
I run Yamaha Ring Free and Bio Bor EB in every tank.Running a 2001 115 Yamaha that has never been in the shop.I decarb every fall.

#12467113 - 10/15/17 10:35 PM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: FishN@Night]
scruboak Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1195
Loc: Cisco,tx
I use 89 octane and seafoam every tank.

#12467238 - 10/16/17 07:39 AM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: FishN@Night]
T-racer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 613
Loc: Melissa/Grand Prairie, Tx
Run ring free in that HPDI and DO YOUR FILTER MAINTENANCE. Don't want that HPDI blowing up. Check with previous owner about their maintenance too, those motors should require 100 hour maintenance intervals. Lots of people neglect which is a big reason HPDIs blow a lot.
Triton Tr20 - 225 Optimax
Bullet 20DC - Merc 225x

#12467509 - 10/16/17 11:44 AM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: T-racer]
FishN@Night Offline

Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 391
Loc: Canton, Texas
Yes he has done all maintenance, and just replaced the high pressure fuel pump, and filters and such. And he has all paper work to document. Is there anywhere to get a maintenance type schedule for these HPDI motors, I definitely dont want to blow it up?

Ring free is the only thing I need to run? Is that a stabilizer also, and does the HPDI run on 87 octane?
You Betcha

#12467835 - 10/16/17 04:10 PM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: FishN@Night]
El Skeeter Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 470
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
Yamaha 5 Star mechanic recommended 89 octane on HPDI as cheap insurance against detonation damage. As well as the usual
Ring Free and marine stabilizer every fill up.

#12468211 - 10/16/17 08:35 PM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: FishN@Night]

Registered: 05/10/09
Posts: 47
Loc: Pensacola, Fl
HPDI's run really well on clean, moisture free fuel, and are more susceptible to moisture absorbed by ethanol than most outboards. It will eventually clog the fine filters and injectors.
Ethanol free fuel is absolutely worth using if it is available.

Order of proirity;
1. Ethanol free gas, any octane is better than any ethanol octane. Yamaha says 87 is ok. Go with whatever octane is the freshest available.
2. Synthetic blend or full synthetic oil such as Penzoil varieties will reduce carbon build up from occurring to begin with versus Yamalube that builds more carbon necessitating decarbonizing worries.
3.Regular modest or perioric higher doses of cleaning additives such as Seafoam.
4. Fuel stabilizer such as Stabil if you don't burn through a full tank of fuel within 2-3 months.

Edited by LOSTTEXAN (10/16/17 08:52 PM)
Grew up on Tawakoni and Texoma before hybrids and stripers existed on either.

#12468594 - 10/17/17 08:46 AM Re: Boat Gas. [Re: FishN@Night]
Gamblinman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3199
Loc: Yantis, TX
Fresh gas and a good ashless oil.


© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide