Posts Tagged ‘ fuel ’

November 3rd, 2014

Ask The Editors: Unraveling the Mystery in Marvel Mystery Oil

Dear ATVC: Ever use Marvels Mystery Oil as a gas additive? What does it do? How does it work? NGiff Marvel Mystery Oil has been around since the mid 1920s and has been marketed and sold as both a fuel and oil additive designed to increase engine performance (by creating a tighter piston ring seal [...]

May 12th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Does My ATV Need High Octane Gas?

Dear ATVC: Is it better to run a higher octane gas and why? Could you also use an octane boaster? Why is it that when you get a lot of work done to an engine that you have to run race gas with a higher octane? keepitpinned We get this question a lot and it’s [...]

January 20th, 2014

Ask The Editors: Is There Bacteria in my Gasoline?

Dear ATVC: I’ve heard that there’s fungus and bacteria that live in gasoline that can destroy your fuel system if an ATV is left in storage too long. I don’t understand what could possibly live in gasoline. Is there any truth to this? After digging around and making multiple phone calls we have (much to [...]

November 13th, 2012

E15 Ethanol-Gas And Why You Should Care

The California Air Resources Board has told the American Motorcyclist Association that even if it approves the sale of the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend in California, the blend wouldn’t appear in the market for several years. If you’re wondering why this is important- consider this: Ethanol has been steadily being incorporated into the gasoline we [...]

April 20th, 2012

Ask the Editors: Zook With a Case of the Ping Pings

Dear ATVC: I have a 1987 Suzuki Quadracer 250 that pings every time I crack the throttle. It has a fresh top end but is still stock spec. The only other mods are a pipe and vented airbox lid. Any ideas? Pinging is actually the result of pre-ignition of the fuel in your engine’s top [...]