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I put some seafoam injector cleaner in mine. It would miss a little if I had been riding a while, especially after I shut it off for a few minutes. So far I think it's helped with this issue. It's the first time I've put anything other than gas in it. I admit I was Leary at first, but it hasn't hurt it yet that I know of. I pray it doesn't. Lol. Btw, mine is fuel injected

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I just recently went  through my brothers Quadmaster 500 after it had set idle for years.  Had to replace carburetor and fuel valve.  Everything was a sticky mess with part of the plastic looking like it was melted. Soaked fuel tank for a week and still had varnish coat inside, ended up using a whole  can of carburetor cleaner to get it cleaned. Using Gumout tune up in fuel, hopefully it will take care of anything that I missed.  

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I know every country's fuel is different, but our regular unleaded is pretty crap- goes off within 3 months or so. Have a lot o problems with seasonal usage engines/machines. Super has some different additives at the pump and does not go off that quickly. We seem to have much less hassles using Super and then we don;t need to add fuel stabiliser etc.

When we need to,w e use Putoline stabiliser


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I have always used premium non-ethanol in my small engines. That was ever since I cleaned a carb on a little moped and saw all the gunk from the ethanol. 

That being said, and more related to the topic, I know a couple guys who swear by Seafoam as an additive to the gas tank. I used it in the fuel tank of a couple small engines and it seems to help.

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I also use non-ethanol fuel but not the premium just regular, no reason other than the book recommended 87 octane. I don't use fuel stabilizers, never thought they helped that much. The only additive iv ever used is Berryman Chemtool it works great for keeping carbs clean. 

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On 7/5/2022 at 2:53 PM, lilbird said:

Nope - straight regular gaz. I suppose I should use premium  non ethenol blend near the end of the season.

no need for gas additives, i have been using high test gas for many yrs now burns cleaner plugs ect. also in my snow blowers .push movers ..no problems so far .expensive yes but worth it.. my opinion

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