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Sailors with A-4 problems...

Last year I had a chronic problem with my Atomic 4 cutting out after it was warmed up. The symptoms were very common to folks on this forum: the engine is warmed up, running fine, and then it slowly peters out, as though it were running out of gas or had some sort of carboration problem. Anyway, I wanted to let those with the same problem know what my particular fix turned out to be: fuel stabilizer. The problem was water in the fuel, which I'm sure was made worse by the presence of ethanol. I just use the red fuel stabilizer you buy at NAPA or Wal-Mart. It took a while for me to cycle through all the crap fuel, but it's now working fine. Thought you might want to know... Good luck.
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Thanks Sailhog... I don't have an Atomic 4, but do use a gasoline powered outboard as my auxiliary engine.

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Sailingdog,
Just back away... You and I both know this is bound to become the most popular thread in Sailnet history. But this is MY moment. Not yours. I love you, but back away. It's all about me right now.
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LOL... you're obviously off your meds again...the paranoia is showing again.

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