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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
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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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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2017, 01:21:36 am »
Question about adding TCW3.

The zero question is I have some Pennzoil TCW2. Is it OK to use it up during my routine commute riding?

The next question is you are not doing any fancy fuel mixing, right? A dollop of TCW3 into the bike gas tank when the tank is fairly full of gasoline is OK?.

And finally the main benefit of TCW3 is it prevents reactions or precipitation of the fuel during storage?


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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2017, 02:34:26 am »
   Found an original quote from SiSF from several yrs ago.

              "I run 2 oz / tank. If a bike is gonna sit a good long time, maybe double it, but that's alot.  I will say this - my bikes sit in a steel building in the summer in Florida, and don't get ridden much during the summer. Ethanol evaporates at an alarming rate, and in just a day or 2 I would need to use  prime to refill the bowls. On the voyager it goes from insta-start to cranking forever to fill the carbs (fuel pump). Pre tcw-3 I was having carb issues. i actually had to pull shoodabens carbs after a 6 week layoff because the pilots were clogged hopelessly. Since the tcw-3 I have has ZERO issues. I know older guys used Marvel Mystery oil the same way, and tout the same advantages. JMO, Steve "
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Re: Why I recommend tcw3
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2017, 05:00:57 pm »
The next question is you are not doing any fancy fuel mixing, right? A dollop of TCW3 into the bike gas tank when the tank is fairly full of gasoline is OK?.

Preferred method would be adding to an empty or at least low tank, then adding some fresh fuel and the turbulence will mix it up. If you add to a full tank, rock the bike back and forth a bit to mix. Also either drain the untreated fuel from the carbs before, then use 'prime' after, or run the bike to get the oil into the carbs.
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