Originally Posted by nicswet7
Thanks for your reply. I have been using star tron in the fuel for the last 2 years as it had read good reviews. Would you say that ring free is better?
I don't know whether anyone else would be able comment on the electric issue? Does the fact that it is now back running ok point to a bad connection rather than any other component failure?
I'm not familiar with Startron BUT if you had to have the carbs cleaned
while using it, IMHO, it's NOT WORKING
. The yamaha Ringfree is NOT a fuel STABILIZER but a cleaner
I have had good results with "Gas Shok" for a stabilizer but currently use "K100MG
" as I have a 50 gallon built in tank, the tank is close to 20 years old and I was getting some moisture (from time) in the tank. The K100
is not cheap but does indeed work extremly well (especiaslly for large built in tanks). I state this as when mixed with fuel and water, it literally keeps the MIX together (the water DOES NOT SEPARATE) and is eventually burned off. Since using that and NON ethonol fuel, my fuel is now super clear/fresh. I know Startron cannot do the above (my local MC shop showed me several different mixes including Startron, water separated as well).
I use K100MG
: K100 Fuel Treatment
A little goes a long way. With such a large tank and a fuel sipping F150, I can run an entire day on 5 gallons. I bought a case of 4 several years ago and still have a full bottle and a half left.
As for the electrics, if you found corrosion/loose connections (cleaned/tighened) and its running fine, I wouldn't read anything more into it and just run it, your likely ok. If it acts up, go from there.
If you don't go with K100 or Seafoam, go with something else but Startron (unless you like keeping your mechanic busy). As stated earlier, Yamaha supposedly came out with their own stabilizer (supposed to be somewhat Yamaha expensive) but I've found their products to actually work...
Good luck and please post your results..