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WT posted 08-18-2004 08:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for WT   Send Email to WT  
I had my 20 hour service completed today. I actually had 34 hours on my 2004 Mercury 90 HP 4 stroke.

My motor ideled rough. The mechanic said both my carburators where plugged up a bit. That part of the service was under warranty.

The mechanics said that I should use Mercury Quickleen. I bought a couple of bottles today.

Also, the were not thrilled about me using Shell gasoline.

Is anyone else using Quickleen?

WT

Buckda posted 08-18-2004 09:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Hi WT -

I ran a bottle of Quickleen through on my first tank on the Georgian Bay Rendezvous last week. I plan to run the stuff three times a season - one at start up, one mid-season and one right before I burn my last tank.

Interesting response on the Shell brand gasoline....do they sell Marathon? :)

LHG swears by the stuff (Quickleen), and judging by his motors on all three of his Whalers, I'm not about to argue with his success rate.

Regards,

Dave

WT posted 08-18-2004 09:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Dave:

Thanks, I just did a search on this site regarding Quickleen. I guess I will start using it religiously.

I also will start using Chevron mid-grade in the Montauk.

WT

LHG posted 08-19-2004 03:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
From what I understand, QuickClean, with an active ingredient of Techron, is primarily recommended for prevention of carbon build-up in either 2 or 4 stroke engines, and for removal of existing carbon deposits in the powerhead. I'm not sure that it is a carb varnish cleaner. I think it does keep fuel injectors clean, however.

Use it about every 4th full tank of gas.

John O posted 08-21-2004 05:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Bought a bottle of QUICKLEEN today to run in my 28 gallon fuel tank. The directions read to add 1 ounce for every 6 gallons.

That would require 4 2/3 ounces in my 28 gallon tank.

Are you guys adding this to your entire fuel supply or using a smaller tank or smaller amount of fuel to run through the system?

rbruce posted 08-21-2004 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for rbruce  Send Email to rbruce     
I use Mercury Fuel Stabilizer and Conditioner which also claims to keep clean the carburetor and use it every time that I run the motor. Isn't then the usage of Quickkleen redundant for this purpose?
FISHNFF posted 08-21-2004 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
I just went through the same discussion on another board. I have a Merc 90 4s, and had the lower carb float stick closed, rendering the motor a 3 cylinder. The motor gets run every few days or more.
I recently switched to Shell, when gas prices stayed above 2 bucks per 128oz. Before, I ran "whatever" gas and used Quickleen. When I switched to Shell, I thought this premium gas with all the latest additives would be great. Maybe not.
My previous mechanic, now retired, always said run Chevron mid with RingFree for our Yamaha 2S. If no Chevron, then 76.
The overwhelming responses from the other site were, "Shell Sucks", "Use Chevron", and "Use Quickleen".
The mechanic who quickly fixed my problem said he has seen much fewer problems when owners of carbed 4 strokes ran Quickleen. I trust him. I run mostly solo, many times way offshore for albacore. The time my motor got plugged up I was heading out for a 42 mile run. Glad it messed up in the harbor, and not out there. Ran the boat around, trying to "unstick" what was stuck.

Chevron gas and Quickleen religiously.

FISHNFF

seasicknes posted 08-24-2004 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
Every time i fill up (chevron-regular) I add the appropriate amount of quickleen.

So far so good.

RonB posted 08-25-2004 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     
I second seasicknes...my mechanic said to always add the appropriate amount of Quickleen to my 90 Gallon tank especially with the Opti. I've had no problems to date.
Salmon Tub posted 08-26-2004 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Every single shell in my neck of the woods had recently closed for a few weeks and have now re-opened with banners and fan-fare regarding a new cleaner burning fuel called V-Power, or something of the like. The local station near my boat is a Shell, and I have noticed that my engine runs a little better on their gas than it does when filled up with Chevron gas. This is contrary to the results I had a few months back. Only noticeable difference is at idle speed. I still instinctively look for Chevron stations when filling up, but perhaps the Shells in this area are getting a better formulated gas. I have ran Valv-Tect in my gas and have never noticed any difference. I have been contemplateing getting a bottle of Quickleen just to see what happens.
Salmon Tub posted 08-26-2004 02:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
Every single shell in my neck of the woods had recently closed for a few weeks and have now re-opened with banners and fan-fare regarding a new cleaner burning fuel called V-Power, or something of the like. The local station near my boat is a Shell, and I have noticed that my engine runs a little better on their gas than it does when filled up with Chevron gas. This is contrary to the results I had a few months back. Only noticeable difference is at idle speed. I still instinctively look for Chevron stations when filling up, but perhaps the Shells in this area are getting a better formulated gas. I have ran Valv-Tect in my gas and have never noticed any difference. I have been contemplateing getting a bottle of Quickleen just to see what happens.
skred posted 08-27-2004 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
My dealer recommended Quick-Kleen, and I added the recommended amount to my 45 gallon tank, and the 1999 90 Honda runs like a charm. It's a small insurance policy to use it..
John O posted 09-01-2004 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Quickleen is the product. Again, Quickleen.

Unless there is another product on the market called "Quick-Kleen" or "QuickClean"

Just trying to eliminate any confusion.

Florida15 posted 09-02-2004 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
Does Quickleen do the same thing as Sea Foam ?
So, it's for carbon build-up but not to keep the carb or injectors clean ?
Is it available at place like Boater's World or only at the Merc dealer ?
LHG posted 09-02-2004 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
For cleaning carbs, use Mercury's fuel stabilizer. Quickclean is to dissolve harmful carbon deposits which can destroy the powerhead. Quickclean is used in higher concentration than Yamaha's RingFree.
Florida15 posted 09-02-2004 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
Everybody was recommending Sea Foam a few months ago. Isn't that to de-carb also ? So, which is better ?
newt posted 09-02-2004 05:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Florida,

I believe that the difference is Seafoam is a once-a-year (+/-) shock treatment to get rid of carbon that has built up. The Quickclean is an additive to your gas to prevent carbon build up in the first place.

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