Most importantly, always choose a high-quality refueling station. Fresh gasoline is critical with ethanol gas. Fox Chapel Marine has taken the worry out of finding high-quality marine gasoline. In order to protect our boaters from possible ethanol fuel related problems, Fox Chapel Marine has enrolled in the ValvTech Marine Fuel Program. ValvTech marine fuel are especially formulated for marine engines and marine operating conditions. They contain additional marine grade ValvTech fuel additives that are not contained in automotive grade controlling moisture to prevent phase separation and maintaining octane rating, stabilizing fuel to keep it fresh for up to a year, clean up intake valve, intake port and manifold deposits. Boats using ValvTech fuel do not need any additional fuel additives to prevent fuel related problems.
One important note: Regular gasoline and ethanol blend do not mix well. Fox Chapel Marine has had our fuel tanks cleaned and treated prior to the changeover to ethanol gas. When changing over from regular fuel to ethanol blend in your boat, it is important to run your tank as low as you dare before refilling with the ethanol blend gasoline. Also, remember to change all fuel filters approximately every 50 hours to maintain top performance in your marine engine.