Bell Performance heard recently from a marine customer who had a great experience using Ethanol Defense - not in their car, but in their boat.
“Recently, after a few rain storms here in Central Florida, I found I had a problem with the fuel cap on my boat.
There was water in the 47-gal. gas tank and the boat was misfiring.
First I tried some Sta-Bil at the rate of 2.5 ozs. per 5 gals of gas. My tank was half full (47gal capacity) so to the 20+ gals., I added approximately 10 Ozs of Sta-Bil.
That stopped the misfiring but when I raised the rpm's to 4,000 or so I would get a loud bang. I tried this several times with the same results each time. I was later told that the engine was having problems burning off the water in the fuel at higher rpm's.
I talked to my local fuel distributor (Harris Oil) and they sold me 'Ethanol Defense' formulation. After running at lower rpms for maybe 10 minutes, I opened her up. No bang, my engine was now purring at over 4,000 rpms.
I even got it up to 5,000 rpm – no banging, just great performance. I'm hooked!
Thank you Bell Performance.
Eric, Little Lake Harris, FL"