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NausetBoy posted 11-20-2003 06:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for NausetBoy   Send Email to NausetBoy  
I have heard a little about techron. What exactly does it do? Can I use it on my yamaha four stroke? Anyone who has used it? Thanks!


kglinz posted 11-20-2003 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz
jimh posted 11-20-2003 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Excellent pointer to authoritative information.
RJM posted 11-20-2003 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for RJM  Send Email to RJM     
Last year I bought my 1996 Outrage II with a 150 Mercury 2 stroke. The mechanic I had look at it prior to sale said that the boat had "bad" (old gas) in the tank and that I may have to have the carbs rebuilt if the engine gives me trouble. The boat was so immaculate and at a price way below what was being asked by others that I went ahead and bought it. Well of course, the engine started running rough at idle and I was having a hesitation after I would shut it down and drift for a while. I had read from Bigshot and others that Techron was the way to go; so I went out and bought a couple of bottles and added to my tank (54 gallons). Thinking I may still have a carbon or varnish problem, I went and bought some “Seafoam Deep Creep” to decarbonize the engine prior to storage. I removed the plugs last night to spray the cylinders to let the Seafoam work overnight and when I looked inside of the combustion chambers with a flashlight I saw clean almost new looking metal. I didn't see any carbon build up anywhere! I am thinking that this is the real deal type product and the engine seems to be running alot better. I plan on putting a bottle in on a regular basis just to stay ahead of the game. I ended up using the Seafoam as a fogging oil as recommended on the can. I have also starting using Techron in my chainsaw and generator and putting Chevron gas in my cars when convenient.
Jarhead posted 11-21-2003 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
I'm a true believer in preventive maintenance. Because of this belief I burn Chevron Plus exclusively in [all] my engines.

The higher octane-Techron content of the blended fuel has never let me down [short or long term].

Bigshot posted 11-21-2003 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I use it periodically in my stuff but do NOT recommend running it constantly, besides the fact it is $7 a jar. I also like Berryman's B-12 which is only $2.49. Don't spill B-12 on your paint though.

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