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#12704858 - 04/05/18 05:53 PM Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!!
hoodat92 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
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Loc: Shreveport, LA
So, I'm stubborn and blew it off when I read that I should add the Ethanol Treatment BEFORE I added the fuel each time. So, inevitably, it cost me a day of fishing replacing the fill hose that the Stabil completely disintegrated. So, maybe my stupidity can save you some headache. Moral of the story: Add your Ethanol Treatment first, then the fuel to wash the treatment through the fill hose.

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#12704872 - 04/05/18 06:09 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Ed-n-eddy Offline
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#12704874 - 04/05/18 06:09 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Tommar Online   content
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Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 2230
Loc: Georgetown or Falcon Lake
Thanks for the heads up. Surely some new boat owner will find it valuable.
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#12704901 - 04/05/18 06:32 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
docntx Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
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Thanks for the heads-up.

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#12704904 - 04/05/18 06:34 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Dubee Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1782
Loc: Godley Tx
No reason to add any treatment

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#12704912 - 04/05/18 06:43 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4487
Loc: texas
I've been finding ethanol free gas for the last year but when I can't I buy a gallon can of gas and add the treatment to it before pouring the gas in the boat. Had no idea stabil would do that to a rubber hose though. Thanks for the heads up.
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#12704917 - 04/05/18 06:49 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Donald Harper Offline
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What a mess. Looks like you had a Big Rat trapped in there. roflmao
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#12705016 - 04/05/18 08:16 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Txfiremn Offline
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Registered: 06/04/16
Posts: 180
Loc: Waco
I did not know this. Thanks for the info.

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#12705033 - 04/05/18 08:35 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 743
Loc: Kingwood, TX
This was the source of a fuel leak that I removed the tank 2x, replaced the vent hoses, and sending unit before figuring it out because the fuel cap got broke off and when I pulled the hose to it to clamp it on the end, it came out like an accordian!! Oh and that little run of hose was $40!!!
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#12705041 - 04/05/18 08:40 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3619
Loc: Arlington
Had never even thought about that. I have to admit that I have always added any additive after pumping the gas.

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#12705096 - 04/05/18 09:27 PM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8230
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I doubt ring free or quick care would do this to hoses. Anything is possible though

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#12705302 - 04/06/18 06:34 AM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: Dubee]
i-Fish Online   content
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Posts: 1068
Originally Posted By: Dubee
No reason to add any treatment


Why do you say that?
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#12705339 - 04/06/18 07:31 AM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: Dubee]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: Dubee
No reason to add any treatment
I would whole heartily disagree that ethanol fuel does not degrade or “go bad” rapidly. Plenty of research on problems w/ethanol fuels and not all by someone trying to sell you additives. The addition of corn to save 10% of our fossil fuels has been destructive to the boating world...period. I would rephrase your statement to “No reason to add any treatment.....if you use your fuel REGULARLY”. If you only get to use your boat occasionally and sometimes it sits with10% ethanol in the tanks for weeks or months it’s not a question of IF you will have problems....it’s WHEN?
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#12705364 - 04/06/18 07:47 AM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: hoodat92]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
I think ethanol fuel starts to break down in just a couple weeks without use

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#12705390 - 04/06/18 07:58 AM Re: Careful When Adding Ethanol Treatment!!!! [Re: i-Fish]
Dubee Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 1782
Loc: Godley Tx
Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Originally Posted By: Dubee
No reason to add any treatment


Why do you say that?


Because i have never seen any proof that additives actually work. So i don't waste my money on them.

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