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What makes the HEET fuel dryer suitable for use in 2-cycle engines??

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Perfect...Thanks!

That's rubbing alcohol right??

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Burch said:
What makes the HEET fuel dryer suitable for use in 2-cycle engines??

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use the yellow bottle the red bottle is iceopropeline for diesel engines and dont put alot in there maybe half a bottle or youll be replacing your fuel pump
 

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^ Terrible advice.

*sigh*

Do not use Methanol based fuel de-icers in your sled.

Use Isopropyl. Methanol is bad for two cycle engines. Even the product pages for HEET say to use ISO-HEET in two cycle engines.

Polaris sells Isopropyl for their sleds: http://www.purepolarisoil.com/product_detail.asp?id=33

HEET in the red bottle: http://www.goldeagle.com/products/product7B14.aspx

Says to use in 2 cycle, 4 cycle and diesel engines

HEET in the yellow bottle: http://www.goldeagle.com/products/product3D0E.aspx

Says to use in 4 cycle engines. No mention of 2 cycle.
 

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I ask because I picked up two bottles of red today...could not remember why I always bought red in the past (getting forgetfull I guess)...the bottle label reminded me..

Now I know why!! Plus I know what to stay away from too...

Thanks again,

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No real need for HEET if your using fuel with ethanol in it.
 

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How about just using a Mr. Funnel when you fill your sled. Sure they cost 30-50 bucks but IMO it's better (long-term) to spend that for a filter that you'll only need to buy once instead of spending 3 bucks for a bottle of HEET every other time you fill your sled. I'll use Iso-heet a few times a year(Usually the first and last time I fill my sleds in the snow-season) and I use a Mr. Funnel everytime I fill my sleds.

http://www.mrfunnel.com/Mr._Funnel/Home.html
 

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unless you know you have a significant amount of moisture in your fuel or fuel tank, dont put a lot of isopropyl in there.

if you use it routinely like i do, only dump about 1/4 OR 1/3 of the bottle in there.

now if you have your fuel cap off and its big enough to fit your hole head in, say like an AC..and you get a lot of snow falkes in there while you are fueling up, or any other reason, then ide dump half in.

use it sparingly. better for your engine.
 

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No real need for HEET if your using fuel with ethanol in it.
^^ - more than no-need... It can actually lean out your engine, detonate and cause damage to yer engine..

I ran into this last year, when my local fuel station changed to 10% ethanol fuel, and didn't post the required stickers. I added heet to it, and had issues till I changed out all the fuel.
 

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DO NOT! REPEAT, DO NOT! use any alcohol or methenol based fuel dryers in a 2 stroke motor. Pump gas ,unless non ethenol is used is 10% alcohol, with the EPA wanting to raise it to 15%. This is hard enough on a motor without adding more alcohol-methanol to the gas, also the gas dryers WILL NOT mix with synthetic oil. It will turn it to paste,(where gas and oil are pre-mixed)Both of these tips come from personal experiance, destroying two motors!
 

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Have you ever checked the eth content of your fuel? I have, most I have got in the winter/cold months in 3%.
 
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