Quonnie

Yamaha VST filter

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Anybody else have an issue with this filter 

it is in the fuel pump I am told it because of the ethanol in the gas it causes the filter to clog up 

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I have a new filter and will replace next season out of general principle, motor runs great now.

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5 hours ago, Quonnie said:

I use Ringfree by Yamaha

I've also used ring free also iin addition to startron in my fuel since I bought motor 5 years ago. Yamaha mechanic who sold it to me recommended both. So far so good

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On 7/31/2022 at 10:22 PM, Quonnie said:

Anybody else have an issue with this filter 

it is in the fuel pump I am told it because of the ethanol in the gas it causes the filter to clog up

I ruined a fuel pump in a 200 HPDI (a $1000 part!) because I ignored mine……or so I was told.
Had an issue with engine surging in swells another time one partially plugged.  I change them now about every 3 years or so.  Pretty simple once you get to the VST tank.  You’ll likely need a new gasket, however, and my memory is that they were pricey.

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Use ring free, the problems come up when you don't use the fuel up and it sits around for a month or more in the summer heat.  I have the issue because I have  55gal tank and don't use more than 10-12 gals a week.  I have starting to add stabil with the partial fillups,so far ok..

E-10 is a curse for outboard motors.  In FL I can run straight gas a have no problems with the heat and no additives used except ring free.

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I have had similar stupid ethanol issues with mine. Who thought it was a good idea to put a filter under the manifold. Guess they need the maintenance money too.

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