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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2017, 12:26:26 pm »
I read sometime back (from a SISF post), a dosage of 1 - 2 oz./4 gal. is sufficient.  At 256:1 you'll be hard pressed to OD.

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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 05:51:56 pm »
I see this is suggested for the carbs...but what about EFI machines?
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2017, 06:37:22 pm »
EFI machine do not suffer from the evaporation affects our vented carbs do with all the small passageways.
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 07:24:31 pm »
I've been using 2 oz of TCW3 every time I fill up and I only use non-ethanol fuel which is about 20 minutes from me. Haven't had any problems yet.

Where abouts in CT are you finding non-ethanol fuel? I'm in the Windsor area, and can't find it anywhere near me.

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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2017, 09:02:35 pm »
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Where abouts in CT are you finding non-ethanol fuel?

https://www.pure-gas.org/

This site has lots of E -free stations listed by state... then city.

Sunoco listed in Windsor.

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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2017, 10:20:00 pm »
Since learning about it here, I use it religiously in everything in my garage that has a carburetor. For long term storage, add Star Tron.
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2017, 06:21:37 pm »
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Where abouts in CT are you finding non-ethanol fuel?

https://www.pure-gas.org/

This site has lots of E -free stations listed by state... then city.

Sunoco listed in Windsor.

Thanks for that. I hadn't heard of that site before. Also didn't know that that Sunoco did the ethanol free gas anymore.

Bob

Just did a recheck on that site, and thats for the 110 octane stuff, which is roughly 10 a gallon, and a bit too rich for my blood.  :c029:
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2017, 09:09:04 pm »
  My C10  runs fine  :) on any swill.  Just keep the carbs clean!! :motonoises:
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2017, 10:15:49 pm »
And an important part of keeping the carbs clean is... keep the tank clean!
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2017, 12:21:11 am »
And an important part of keeping the carbs clean is... keep the tank clean!

    YUP!!!
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2017, 08:00:11 pm »
Anybody know what tcw3 stands for? And where do we buy this mystery, magical, miracle substance also guaranteed  to cure cough, rheumatism, and whatever ails ya? ;D
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2017, 08:13:54 pm »
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2017, 08:37:35 pm »
Anybody know what tcw3 stands for? And where do we buy this mystery, magical, miracle substance also guaranteed  to cure cough, rheumatism, and whatever ails ya? ;D

I wait till two in the morning, then I go to Walmart and pick some up.

Purely for entertainment purposes, of course.

Yes I use it too (w/Startron).  Every fill up unless I’m on the road, and the bike is running daily.

Ya wanna think it nuts addin’ oil to your gas, but it really does help.

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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2017, 11:32:00 pm »
Thanks. i used to use the red Stabil, but i had some problems, I started using Sea Foam to store everything and have had very good luck, i will look into this new marvel you talk about.
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2017, 01:31:01 am »
I have used the red stabil with great success in my old bikes, never a problem.

but after steve did my carbs and told me to add tcw3 oil... i just followed his recommendation and did so. the oil is cheap and a small bottle lasts me a year+.

 

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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2017, 02:18:35 am »
I have used the red stabil with great success in my old bikes, never a problem.

but after steve did my carbs and told me to add tcw3 oil... i just followed his recommendation and did so. the oil is cheap and a small bottle lasts me a year+.

   Same here. Except I get a gal. from Walmart at about $13. Carry a small bottle with me on the bike. Just add an ounce or two on fill up. Gal. last a whole long time!!
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2017, 02:29:30 am »
I use 4oz. my bike may sit a month so I double up.

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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2017, 11:59:23 am »
If you don't know what tcw3 is, it's 2 stroke, ashless watercraft oil.

 I use tcw3 in everything that isn't used regularly. I haven't used my pressure washer in about 3 years. Cooler weather is finally here and time to start pressure washing.  I drained the tank, it was clean inside. I drained and removed the carb bowl for inspection, it was clean inside. I drained and removed the sediment bowl, clean. I filled the tank with new fresh oil (with tcw3) ...


  and it started with the first pull.

  Now think about starting your c-10, after a long winter nap.

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Steve, did Carl tip you off on the use of 2 stroke oil?  He is quite a fellow isn"t he? I really like Carl.