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Posted: 04/08/12 09:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I got my Geni running & its sorta rough?
& a friend tells me it might be old varnish in the carb etc?

So he suggest I run a fuel treatment through the fuel tank?
What do you guys think?
What the best treatment to deal with an old fuel issue?


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Start Your Engines. Works really well.


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Posted: 04/08/12 10:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SEAFOAM for fuel treatment.. put it in the fuel tank..


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BobJoh wrote:

SEAFOAM for fuel treatment.. put it in the fuel tank..


Never thought about that for the Geni, might be a great idea! Thanks.

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Prepare yourself and start the engine smoothly.

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Put Seafoam in the Tank and run for awhile then let sit for a day with the fuel Seafoam mixture in the carb then start again and run for awhile. Seafoam is wonderful stuff, has saved many a carburetor.


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BobJoh wrote:

SEAFOAM for fuel treatment.. put it in the fuel tank..

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Yes, "chemical overhauls" sometimes work. For a while.
For best results, remove, disassemble, thoroughly clean, and reassemble the carburetor with a rebuild kit. Then make the proper adjustments to get the governor set right for the correct voltage and cyclic rate.
If it is done right the FIRST time, it probably won't have to be done over.


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Every time I put new gas in the 5 gallon, I put in a modern fuel treatment, period.
Current gas can go bad more quickly then we know, modern "gas" is 89 percent gas, 10 percent "water attractant" (ie ethanol) and 1 percent******that cuts the shelf life to weeks.
It's not like 20 years ago when gas could last years.


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Blanco1 wrote:

What the best treatment to deal with an old fuel issue?
New fuel.

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