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Old 06-14-2011, 04:39 PM
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could someone tell me the difference between yamaha ring free and yamalube fuel treatment. can they be used together? is one better than the other?
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They are 2 differentv products for 2 different control issues.Yamallube controls and reduces carbon build up in the motor as a result of burning the fuel. Yahama fuel treatment is like alcohol/gas treatment products. It helps to eliminate fuel spoilage via phase separation, just like Stabil oe Startron. I use a combination of both types of fuel additives
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sorry I meant that ring free controls and reduces carbon build up.
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Only Yamaha makes that ring free aditive???
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thanks for the replies. do you use both every time you add fuel? i have only been using the yamalube. i was having fuel problems after a couple of tanks with yamalube problem seems to have gone away.
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Yamalube is a 2 cycle oil to mix with fuel--Ring Free is a fuel additive that cleans carbon build up and and other crude from cylinder walls, rings, valves, etc etc.

There's a good post on here somewhere that has pictures of what engines look like inside when RingFree is used.

Yamaha owners manuals all recommend regular use of Ringfree. I use int every motor-ized device I have--I'm easy to sell but the techs that work on my boat are all Yamaha certified and they absolutely swear by the stuff
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Do you use ringfree in 4 strokes also ? Thx.
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I use Ringfree and the Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer in my gas at every fill up. I have an 08 F250 and have used it since day one. At first i used Stabil with the Ringfree untill yamaha changed there Fuel Stabilizer with additives for ethanol then switched to Yamaha stabilizer. I have had no problems with the engine and have about 520 hours on it. Have performed all recommended maint on it also.
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Do you use ringfree in 4 strokes also ? Thx.

Yes. Yamaha recommends using Ring Free in all of their motors...two and four stroke. If you have a late model motor it will say so in your owner's manual.
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Thx. I was told not to use it on an 2006 115 yama 4 stroke .
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Thx. I was told not to use it on an 2006 115 yama 4 stroke .
I used both Yamaha fuel stabilizer and Ring Free in my previous engine and have used it since day one in a new 2011 115 HP Yamaha 4 stroke and have never had an issue.
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i use ring free plus and startron. I was told that stabil marine is better than startron? I am not sure.
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I do quite a bit of low speed running so alway use the Ring Free. Also treat the fuel with stabilizer unless I plan on using it all up immediately.
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You should start using Rec90(Recreational) fuel first off, Ring free helps lubricate all mechanical parts in the engine and should only be used every 4 fuel ups. You should use yamalube fuel treatment if your boat is going to be sitting for a while or if you use gas with ethanol in it.
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Yamaha recommends using Ring Free always, nothing said about every 4 fill ups. I wish it were, would cost much less.
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That's because they want more of your money, you don't have to use it every fill up.
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6 yrs with a single Yamaha 150 HPDI & never used any additives. On sale of boat survey mechanic gave it great report. Now near 2 yrs with twin 150 HPDI's. Due to hearing so many fuel problems elected to use Marine Stabil, but no other additives, and no problems. O and I don't use Yamaha Oil either. Never have. Used to use Amsoil Synthetic and now using West Marine Brand.
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I use both regardless. No problems so it seems to make total sense!!!
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i have switched from west marine synthetic to amsoil.LOL.
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That's because they want more of your money, you don't have to use it every fill up.
Are you a mechanic or have some inside knowledge you can share on this stuff? I would love to not use it all the time, it ain't cheap... but figured the low speed running I do placed me in the better use it category.
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