Marine Engines and Ethanol, what you need to know!

While ethanol is widely accepted and integrated into the automotive landscape, we still have a way to go when factoring ethanol into the marine industry. E10 is a 10% ethanol blend designed for use with most marine engines. Even with significant testing and study, ethanol is still the cause of several serious marine engine maladies, including corrosion, unwanted deposits, loss of octane, and an accelerated destabilization of fuel.
Ethanol treatments have seen increased popularity for marine engines, allowing boaters peace of mind when using ethanol blended gasoline. These treatments are formulated to help prevent all the problems caused by ethanol blended E10 gasoline, with old fiberglass tanks being the exception. Fuel treatments cannot prevent the issues with fiberglass tanks.
These ethanol gasoline treatments have been proven in independent laboratory tests to help solve the four ethanol problems: phase separation, corrosion, build-up of carbon deposits and fuel destabilization. These tests are proven to help prevent moisture and ethanol in the fuel from dropping to the bottom of the tank, where it can build up and cause problems. They also possess a preventing corrosion inhibitor, counteracting the corrosive nature of the ethanol and moisture. Utilizing new gasoline detergents, these treatments help clean up the deposits in the intake valve and the fuel injector.
Rounding out the treatments are fuel stabilizers created to prevent oxidation, improving the storage life of E10 when docked or in storage for up to a year.
Bottom-line is that boat owners should be ready to embrace E10 ethanol gasoline without fear. Keeping fuel tanks topped off will help stop excess moisture from entering the system, and treating their fuel with an ethanol gasoline treatment will help keep boaters safe and sound for years to come!
Call Eagle Engine Sales Inc. at 1-800-811-9328 today, we look forward to speaking with you!