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    Default Outboard heat - red or yellow

    I run the red in the snogo's.

    what about 2 stroke outboard motors (old 40 pony 1985 Zuki)....Red or Yellow?

    I want to keep a bottle in the tool box....just in case.

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    Red all the time except for fuel with ethanol.
    Then use the star tron brand ment for fuel with ethanol.

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    Red for 2-strokes.
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    I always use the red.

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    It is packaged both ways depending on who is marketing it look at the label

    Some are for 4 stroke only and packed in Red for some companies and Yellow for others.

    Some are for all engines including 2 stroke and deisel and packed in Red for some companies and Yellow for others.

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    Exclamation i posted this a year ago... (about old drums of gas)

    " Old fuel ,run it thur a Mr funnel and it well burn rite if its been sealed, don't ever add a "heet" to it before mr funnel and NEVER use the yellow bottle with 2 cycle/mix......and yea i know "everyone did that for years" (just read the back of a old bottle < 1999 of heet and compare to a new one.).. it WILL make a waxie build up in the system .. most of it in the tank. if u have a drum/tank of fuel that u know u mixed the two ...its hard to clean up...(i had to make a big stink with letters an phone calls/for almost a year to help get the warning on the bottle!". ) ...back in my retail days...." fyi.....
    WHEN IN DOUBT> THROTTLE OUT.......

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    The Red container is ISO_Heet. Works much better on two and 4 strokes than the yellow. That's methanol. it tends to form a sludge in your tank and can wreck havoc on your engine if you get a full shot of it in a cylinder. Your engines are not "top Fuel Methanol" engines, so think about that one? ))

    Here's a great link that I found on the first google of HEET..

    http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/heet/faq.aspx

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    You want to use Isopropyl in 2-strokes. The HEET brand calls it Iso-HEET, in the red bottle. NAPA uses a yellow bottle for the same stuff for a lot less money.

    I'd rather have a fuel filter and see the water in the separator bowl myself.

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    I bought a fuel filter separator and will put it in tonight....but a bottle of heat in the boat would still be a good idea....

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