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If you're using a two-stroke dinghy motor and have to use it in your atomic 4 in an emergency, it is a lot like adding some of the Mystery Oil-type additives to the gasoline, since that's effectively all they are.

If your fuel is going to sit in a tank for any extended period of time, and it has ethanol in it, which most gasolines do nowadays, since they phased out MTBE, use a fuel stabilizer in the tank. It will help prevent phase separation of the ethanol and the gasoline. Without the ethanol, which is a n octane booster and gasoline oxygenator, the gas has an effective octane rating of about 82.. which is low enough to cause most engines to complain.

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