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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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So I live in MN and every year I put 110 octane leaded fuel in my snowmobile before I store it for the year. It seems to store better and not clog up my fuel system so much. I've been doing that for years and after yearly inspection I've never had to clean my carbs. So the question is can I fill my tank on my 2009 jackpot on my last ride of the year to keep things clean? I have drag pipes running no o2 sensors. I know the leaded fuel clogs catalytic converters. Is it enough to make a difference? I feel stabil and other products that help store fuel are a joke. Any help is appreciated.

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The only thing that leaded fuel will hurt is the catalytic converter. Lead will coat the catalyst and stop it from functioning correctly. Use of leaded fuel over a long period can cause excessive exhaust restriction in the converter.

If you haven't used all the leaded fuel you should drain the tank. If you have used it all then there is nothing to do besides drive it. The lead from one tank probably wont have a long term affect on the converter. To me it is just not worth the hassle. You could run it empty or use Sta-bil in the tank.

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Just find some gas without the 10% alcohol thing...

Putting 110 octane in a stock compression bike is like using a flame thrower to light cigarettes when a match works fine.

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Just find some gas without the 10% alcohol thing...

Putting 110 octane in a stock compression bike is like using a flame thrower to light cigarettes when a match works fine.
Half crazy he is talking about LEADED gas not ethanol..

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Half crazy he is talking about LEADED gas not ethanol..
Yeah, I know. Why do the 110 octane leaded when you can get the same results from some pure unleaded gasoline at 92 octane? It's the ethenol that causes issues when sitting.

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If you decide against leaded - definitely try to find some ethanol free gas for storage. Also I've always heard to fill it full, the more empty space, the more room for condensation. I use this site to find ethanol free stations I can fill up from at the end of the boating season:
http://pure-gas.org/

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