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Techron in 2 stroke application
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posted 08-29-2002 02:54 PM ET (US)
I have noticed several people have mentioned running a dose of Techron through their 2 stroke motors to help with keeping the fuel system clean and the engine internals carbon-free. However, on the Techron packages I can find, there is no mention of 2 stroke engine application.
Does anybody have any guidance on how much/how ofter to use Techron or other similar additives for a 2-stroke motor?
posted 08-29-2002 03:15 PM ET (US)
Depends on use. If I stored it over the winter I would do it in the spring to clean up the carbs and remove the fogging fluid, etc. Yamaha has informed reps on this stuff but more in a concentrated way with either a 1/2 gallon of gas or straight....yes straight. This is what they do to unstick rings, decarb engine, and clean fuel sytem. Kinda extreme but a great "shock" treatment. For normal maintenence I would just run a jar through every few months or when she starts acting a bit funky.
The stuff works. My bud just ran a can in his 13 year old Benz with 150k on it and he was amazed. If you get no effect it either means your system is clean or it is not fuel related. Either way it can't hurt.
posted 08-29-2002 03:52 PM ET (US)
There is previous discussion on this subject. Techron is evidently the active ingredient in Mercury's Quick Clean & Yamaha's equivalent product, which is HIGHLY recommended about every 4th tank of gas for removing carbon deposits.
posted 08-29-2002 04:28 PM ET (US)
Isn't Techron a standard additive to Chevron gasoline?
posted 08-29-2002 05:06 PM ET (US)
yes but how much is the question. Ring free, etc are all basically the same. Techron is cheaper being it is "for cars". Anything marine is twice as much.
posted 08-29-2002 10:00 PM ET (US)
The easiest way I've found to shock clean an outboard is to mix up 1/2 gas and 1/2 techron. Remove the water separating filter canister, dump out the gas into the old lawnmower, then pour in the shock cleaning mix. Squeeze the bulb, and run the engine at idle for 15-20 minutes. Shut it down for 30 minutes, then start it up, get on plane, and cruise at mid rpm for 20 minutes. When I did this to my old Merc 175 with 500 hours on it, it gained another 400 rpm on top and idled much smoother.
posted 08-29-2002 11:01 PM ET (US)
Techron by Chevron can be purchased at most Pep Boys. About 5 bucks a can
posted 08-29-2002 11:13 PM ET (US)
Thanks to all regarding using Techron. If I remember correctly, you can get this stuff just about anywhere (Wal Mart, Kmart, Autozone, etc). I'll try running a bottle of this through my 'Rude 88 SPL next time I take her out.
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