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Old 03-30-2015, 08:44 AM
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Hi all,

boat has been sitting for 6 months with full tanks so went to get some fuel 'refresher'.

Shop carries Star brite -Star Tron.
they had run out of the 930 gasoline treatment but had 931 diesel treatment and said it was the said thing just different concentration.

I was a bit leary about buying something that had diesel splashed all over the label and putting it in my GAS tank to feed twin optis.

Is Bill from starbite still around or can anyone else chime in on this?

thanks for any help.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:59 AM
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The active ingredients may be the same, but they would need to use different carrier fluids for gas vs diesel.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:58 PM
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soo.. that would mean a 'No' to using it in gasoline ?
just trying to figure why they would say that.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:48 PM
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I would only buy the one for gas, doubt they are the same product. http://www.starbrite.com/category/marine
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For what it is worth, my understanding is that they are the same thing, just different concentrations. I was shown a letter at a retailer years ago saying this and that the diesel can be used in gas engines. Also, that letter indicated that using greater amounts of Startron than recommended would not hurt the engine (within reason, of course).
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:20 AM
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Check this thread from some years back (note post 3):

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...rtron-gas.html

I have always bought the diesel version for my gas engines - it used to be noted in the FAQs on their website, but sometime in the last few years that was removed.
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thanks for that.
any idea then of the dosage?
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Pole View Post
thanks for that.
any idea then of the dosage?
The bottle should tell you how many gallons of diesel it treats. If the bottle treats 500 gallons of diesel and your tank is 250 gallons of gas, use half the bottle.
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