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Specifications: Fuel Requirements

Important: Use of improper gasoline can damage your engine seriously. Engine damage resulting from use improper gasoline is considered misuse of engine, and the resulting damage will not be covered by the Limited Warranty. Octane Rating of 89 or Higher Must Be Used.

The use of any good grade unleaded regular or premium gasolines with a minimum posted octane rating { (A.K.I.) Anti-knock Index } of 89 satisfactory for use in your engine.

Gasolines containing alcohol, either Methyl Alcohol (Methanol) or Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) may cause increased:

  • Corrosion of Metal Parts.
  • Deterioration of Elastomer and Plastic Parts
  • Fuel Permeation through Flexible Fuel Lines.
  • Wear and Damage of Internal Engine Parts.
  • Starting and Operating Difficulties.
  • Some of these adverse effects are due to the tendency of gasolines containing alcohol to absorb moisture from air, resulting in a phase of water and alcohol separating from the gasoline in the fuel tank.
  • The adverse effects of alcohol are more severe with Methyl Alcohol (Methanol) and are worse with increasing with increasing alcohol content.

WARNING! FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD: FUEL LEAKAGE FROM ANY PART OF FUEL SYSTEM CAN BE A FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD WHICH CAN CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. CAREFUL PERIODIC INSPECTION OF ENTIRE FUEL SYSTEM IS MANDATORY, PARTICULARLY AFTER STORAGE. ALL FUEL COMPONENTS INCLUDING FUEL TANKS, WHETHER PLASTIC, METAL OR FIBERGLASS, FUEL LINES, PRIMER BULBS, FITTINGS, FUEL FILTERS AND CARBURETORS SHOULD BE INSPECTED FOR LEAKAGE, SOFTENING, HARDENING, SWELLING OR CORROSION. ANY SIGN OF LEAKAGE OR DETERIORATION REQUIRES REPLACEMENT BEFORE FURTHER ENGINE OPERATION.

BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL IN GASOLINE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ONLY ALCOHOL-FREE GASOLINE BE USED WHERE POSSIBLE. IF ONLY FUEL CONTAINING ALCOHOL IS AVAILABLE, OR IF THE PRESENCE OF ALCOHOL IS UNKNOWN, INCREASED INSPECTION FREQUENCY FOR LEAKS AND ABNORMALITIES IS REQUIRED.

IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING A REDLINE ENGINE ON GASOLINE CONTAINING ALCOHOL, STORAGE OF GASOLINE IN THE FUEL TANK FOR LONG PERIODS SHOULD BE AVOIDED. LONG PERIODS OF STORAGE, COMMON TO BOATS, CREATE UNIQUE PROBLEMS. IN CARS, ALCOHOL-BLEND FUELS NORMALLY ARE CONSUMED BEFORE THEY CAN ABSORB ENOUGH MOISTURE TO CAUSE TROUBLE, BUT BOATS OFTEN SIT IDLE LONG ENOUGH FOR SEPARATION TO TAKE PLACE. IN ADDITION, INTERNAL CORROSION MAY TAKE PLACE DURING STORAGE IF ALCOHOL HAS WASHED PROTECTIVE OIL FILMS FROM INTERNAL COMPONENTS.

IT IS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT IF YOU DO HAVE TO STORE YOUR BOAT FOR LONG PERIODS (IE; MONTH OR LONGER) THAT YOU USE A FUEL STABILIZER (SUCH AS STA-BIL) IN THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT SUGGESTED BY MANUFACTURER.

ATTENTION OUTBOARD WELDCRAFT OWNERS: IF YOUR WELDCRAFT BOAT IS EQUIPPED WITH AN OUTBOARD MOTOR, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ THOROUGHLY THE OWNERS MANUAL AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE OPERATION OF THE ENGINE.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Trouble Shooting
    • High Water Temperature
    • Low Oil Pressure
    • Engine Will Not Turn Over
    • Engine Turns Off But Won't Start
    • Shifter Control Will Not Move
    • Steering Frozen
    • Fuel Gauge Not Working
    • Buzz Light Low Oil High Water Temperature
    • Engine Starts But Runs Rich
    • Engine Starts But Runs Rough
    • Engine Starts and Runs WIth Hesitation In Midrange
    • Engine Will Not Reach Top RPM
    • Volt Meter Reads Low Scale
    • Tachometer Reads Low Scale - Engine O.K.
    • Tachometer Sluggish or Inconsistent
    • Navigation Lights Don't Work
    • Bilge Blower Does Not Operate
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