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    Using Marine gas (no-ethanol) vs Regular/Premuim gasoline with 10% ethanol blend

    Hey guy, how are you? Hope all is well. I have been looking for the answer to my question for a few days now and cant find anything.

    I want to know if there is any danger in putting premium gas from like Chevron, BP, Shell, ext... in my 2014 RXT 260.

    Or do i need to put "recreational gas" that has no Ethanol mixed with it?

    Please let me know what your thoughts are.


    I have looked at my manual and it says the octane grade it recommends but it does not tell me that i need to use Ethanol free gas. Thoughts...?

    Thank you guys very much!

    Javo
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    Welcome to the board! I use regular 93 octane pump gas found at any gas station, down here in florida none of the marine stations carry 93 on the water so if i do fill up on the water i do not beat on my ski, i use it just to cruise and get me back to the ramp.

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    On my tune, I run 93 octane from BP but I run 87 in my wifes FX140.

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    it's all garbage in FL. It's just more overpriced garbage on the water. I don't know about GA (it's probably the same) but our gas here sucks. I run AV because it HAS to be consistent and clean.

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    So the ethanol really wont do any damage to the engine or any of its parts? i think marine gas is $3.79 a gallon and premium is $2.30-$2.40 depending where you get it from.

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    The fuel at most marinas is 100% (non ethanol). Large majority of ski owners use ethanol based fuels from non-branded stations without worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    The fuel at most marinas is 100% (non ethanol). Large majority of ski owners use ethanol based fuels from non-branded stations without worry.
    Cool, that should answer my questions then. I even called BRP and asked them and they just quoted the manual. I just dont want to run into a problem later on and they blame is on me not using "Marine Ethanol-Free Gas".


    Thanks bud.

    Javo

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    I would always suggest non ethanol fuel if possible.

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    down here(east coast,fl)majority of marina's sell 89 octane non ethenol fuel,i've only once had a problem at a marina in stewart(ran like crap)....but my ski's more or less stock....also,its totally overpriced.

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    I use Shell 93 octane gas on my 14 RXPX and if I need more fuel than i will go to any marina gas station that sells 89-91 and mixed it with half full of 93 stuff. No problems so far. Put her 150hrs in one summer with 89-93 octane!

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