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Pokey's PO recommended adding 1/2 cup of Marvel Mystery Oil to each tank (22 gals) when refueling. I did that for a while, then stopped. Shortly thereafter, I lost pressure (actually, the engine did, not me) and I had to repower. Causal or coincidental? Makes me wonder, upon reflection.
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Well, OK then. Sounds good. I'll put some lubricant in there when I finish topping up this weekend. So are there special lubricants for this job, or would the Marvel Mystery do it, do you think? Shoot, I've got some MMO, so that'd be easy.

BTW, I scored a pretty neat 5-gal diesel container at Kmart that has a push-to-flow no-spill filler that worked real well--got one drop on the coaming around the fill and that was it.
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i worked for cummins diesel for 30 1/2 years. low sulfer fuel was always recomended. sulpher in the fuel gets past the rings during combustion and forms sulpheric acid which attacks the bearing material. i use nothing but automotive fuel in my yanmar 2GM20F .
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Most of my equipments fuel gauges don't work after a few years of getting pounded and Jared around...I never bother replacing them..I lubricate my fuel too..every day or two I spit in the tanks to check fuel levels...
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I too use gas station fuel in my Yanmar. No problem.
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Good to hear from CaptBill and SYMandalay that they're using landlubber diesel in their Yanmars. I'm going that route for now. Thanks all for the info and feedback.
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