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What fuel to use?

PostPosted: November 24th, 2004, 1:37 am
by XCR600SP
I have a 96 XCR 600 SP and want to know what fuel I should use. It recommends 91 octane. The station close to where I live had 87, 89 and 94. I was planning on getting the 94 but there gas has ethanol added. Should I go somewhere else to get the fuel. Will this gas with ethanol harm my engine? Any info would be great.
Thanks in Advance
Later

What fuel to use?

PostPosted: November 24th, 2004, 2:49 am
by craze1cars
Check this out for some good answers:

http://www.silvercliff.com/tech/techgas.html

What fuel to use?

PostPosted: November 24th, 2004, 11:30 am
by 02 PRO-X
DO NOT under any circumstance use fuel with ethanol in your sled, qaud, dirtbike, or any two-stroke powered ride! The stuff will wash the oil off of the bearings and cylinder walls. Bad news man. I cant speak for other manufacturers, but Polaris recomends against using it. If you use the closest rated fuel to what is recomended, w/o ethanol you should be just fine.

What fuel to use?

PostPosted: November 24th, 2004, 4:02 pm
by proXpilot
VP C-14 or Klotz 110(best smelling gas in the world)

What fuel to use?

PostPosted: November 25th, 2004, 3:25 am
by dahlfan
[quote]DO NOT under any circumstance use fuel with ethanol in your sled, qaud, dirtbike, or any two-stroke powered ride! The stuff will wash the oil off of the bearings and cylinder walls. Bad news man. I cant speak for other manufacturers, but Polaris recomends against using it. If you use the closest rated fuel to what is recomended, w/o ethanol you should be just fine.[/quote]One possible problem.
In our state all fuel has ethanol.

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PostPosted: November 25th, 2004, 4:47 am
by 02 PRO-X
bummer... My friend works at a dealer, and when I went pick up my new sled, he was telling me about do's and donts, he took me back and showed me what happens after you run ethanol for a while. He had a set of pistons from a XC500 that needed replaced because the owner ran ethanol, wasnt pretty. Thrust side especially was scored bad.
I dont know if there is some additive to help prevent problems from ethanol, but it might be worth looking into.

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PostPosted: November 25th, 2004, 7:32 am
by snodrifter
I've had to use ethonal several times--no problems with the oil injection, BUT----it's not good at all on pre-mix sleds. It does seem that it just does not stay mixed well in the tank. I had bought what I thought was non-oxygenated fuel at a station in town, mixed it up, went out on the lake and promptly siezed the engine. I got it to turn over, dumped another bottle of oil in and ran it very carefully. Went back to the gas tation where I bought it--turns out only 1 of the premium pumps had the non-oxygenated, not all of them. I was just a little more than ticked???????? I would guess that if ethanol is all you can get, run a little extra oil and baby it until you can get some good stuff.
I would think that the oil injected engines should be designed for this gas, as it is becoming more and more the only gas available.

What fuel to use?

PostPosted: November 25th, 2004, 8:02 am
by proXpilot
i usually dump a gallon of RC nitro in my tank!