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I have an old '69 Johnson 6 HP seahorse 2 stroke that I bought in July. It has run fine for the most part. It started running badly and I replaced the gas with a 50:1 oil mixture per instructions 2 weeks ago (I didn't examine the gas but didn't notice anything wrong, just did it out of a matter of practicality). I did not flush or rinse out the fuel tank, which is a 6 gallon red plastic container. It has the 6 foot priming tubing.

WHAT ON EARTH would make my 50:1 gas turn a milky white short of someone trying to sabotage my motor. The engine does not like the new "additive" by the way chokes sputters makes it REAL hard to get out of the Marina :mad: Actually, I never did! :mad: :mad: :mad:

Sooo I'm gonna discard the gas, rinse the tank, get a new priming tube. And remove the tank every night :mad:
 

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Yes it did rain. However, it seems unlikely (to me) that enough rain water got in the tiny screw vent (which was open) to foul 5 gallons of petro. I'm not an expert obviously.
Before I posted, I mixed some gas that was a year old (lawn mower) with the same 2 cycle engine oil and added tap water. Nicely blue on top with a clear bubbly layer on bottom but definitely not white chalky sediment.
 

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Hey, Thanks! I don't recall if the gas I bought had any methanol in it but I'll go with what you said. Regardless the solution is to get new gas. Not looking suspiciously at my fellow dock mates makes me feel better about where my boat sleeps.
 
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