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StarTron Fuel Tank Cleaner removes sludge and algae from gasoline and diesel tanks. This in turn slows the recurrence of new algae. StarTron's formula contains an enzyme that kills harmful byproducts that can contaminate fuel supplies or engines.
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64 oz Treats up to 250 gallon capacity tank
1 Gallon Treats up to 500 gallon capacity trank
Gasoline or Diesel
I have a 1952 John Deere two-cylinder farm tractor. Gas was left too long in the tank, and now sludge has formed, clogging the strainer in the glass bowl. Will Startron Tank Cleaner help, if I empty the tank and put in fresh gas and Startron? Thanks for your help.
Hi Neil, this product is supposed to do wonders, but it is likely that you will need to change your fuel filter a few times using this product while rehabilitating your tank back.
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Will this work to clean fuel tank in my 1971 MGB?
It works to clean varnish and sludge build up in the tank and slows the recurrence.
Is the cleaner the same solution as the fuel or diesel treatment, but just more a concentrated form of it? Thinking it would be cheaper to buy a gallon of cleaner than the smaller sizes of fuel or diesel treatments.
Thanks folks for your replies, answers & opinions. Very helpful & much appreciated. I'm sold on buying the gallon cleaner for engine maintenamce.
Not sure of the concentration but know it works at cleaning up varnish if not too set. I know this because the first time I used it, I waited several days then siphoned the remaining fuel from my tank and had an incredible amount of partially dissolved varnish and sludge in the old fuel. Since then the last two seasons the fuel filter has remained clean and I use the cleaner in spring and fall.
A very good question indeed . I purchased a gallon of both products - mainly for water . It works fabulous in my 100 gallon SS tank . I believe they are different , but very close . When I store the boat for winter ( Northern MN ) I have been using the cleaner , because I have it . I use the conditioner during the boating season. This is my third complete season & have always have water in gas filter bowls for three decades , BUT ZERO water since StarTron. Not one drop in the filter sediment bowls in three years. Always some water before. I dare not mess around with my success to save a few bucks. Twin engines run sweet. I did not answer your question , but you have my opinion. One product is more tank related , and one is best for engine maintenance. That too is how the mfg presents it at their website.
RICHARD C NELSON
Yes, it is the same formula. You just add more of it to clean the tank. I actually called the StarTron company in Florida to confirm the same thing. When you buy the gallon size, it comes with a little flyer on the top of the bottle telling you the ratio of ounces of StarTron to gallons of gas if you want to treat for ethanol, clean your fuel system, or clean your tank out. Exact same stuff for diesel. The engineer at StarTron also told me you cannot add too much, so I don't even try to measure anymore. I just buy the gallon size StarTron, pour it into smaller, easier to use containers (that are solvent safe) and add a little swig to every tank full on everything I own; tractor, gator, outboards, lawn mower, chainsaw, etc. And in my opinion, it is better than the Stabil ethanol formula... Good luck.
If you read the labels on any of the Startron products they are alike. I have used the cleaner and the treatment in gasoline engines and diesel and the results are the same. I am convinced that this product does exactly what it claims.
Does this product remove the interior sealer or coating of the tank. I used Bill Hirsch sealer a number of years ago. In essence, does this product work?
I don't know about removing the interior sealer or coating of the tank. I use it to remove the water in my lawn mowers, the gas they sell has 10% gasohol, I buy some and try it out for what you are looking for.
I have been using Star Tron for 5 yrs. I have found it to be everything that its maker claims. I have aluminum fuel tanks and couldn't tell you whether or not it would remove any particular sealer. What I can say is that Star Tron does break up water and works to prevent fuel separation. Recently I had to use it to dissolve growth in my gasoline tanks brought on by taking on a load of gasoline that had Ethanol in it. It had been in my tanks from the previous season. The Star Tron along with polishing the fuel with a simple transfer pump and Golden Rod filter removed all traces of the growth. I'm a regular user of Star Tron and recommend it to all those I communicate with.
The product is SUPER , and has done for me exactly as advertised. Obviously , fuel does not bother your sealer.Thus , the mild bio tank cleaner would not at all either.I had constant fuel problems ( natural water build up ) in my tank / system. After a heavy dose of tank cleaner , and ditto over winter ALL problems gone ! I am now on my third year , and 100% problem free. I switched from the tank cleaner to the StarTron fuel conditioner, which I use at all refuels. I have not had even one drop of water in my the filter petcock drain bowls since maintaining my twin engine gasoline craft exactly per StarTron instructions. Seafoam and other products never eliminated my 30 years of moisture in the fuel. A large marina in my area eliminated all fuel conditioners for sale , and is 100% StarTron. That is how I stumbled into it . I was vary dubious , but BINGO. Happy, happy , happy . StarTron should pay me huh?Go for it ! ! ! !
RICHARD C NELSON
This product was advertized as a gas milage enhancer for ethanol mix gasoline and that's why I bought it. Was surprised to get a container labeled as tank cleaner. Doubt if it will attack the sealer, but can't verify this. (Saw no difference in fuel milage).
Will this clean the old fuel marks in a tank? Gas set in old car for 15 years ,it still gets loose and cloges the fuel filter
Boy that is a tough question . I would " guess " that it SHOULD free up the rest of the stuff in your tank , but it will keep passing it onto your fuel filter . Maybe ideal would treat the tank per instructions , and then drain the fuel into cans , and filter that fuel manually . If your fuel tank is rusted , and scaling you cannot expect StarTron to cure to a new tank . The StarTron amazingly cured my 100 gallon boat tank issues , as per StarTrons good instructions on how to use the product. Good luck . . . . it worked as advertised for me !
RICHARD C NELSON
I let 3 gal gas plus small amount oil(1-50) sit over winter. If I add Startron Enzyme Fuel Treatment to this gas-oil mixture now,which is summer, can I use it in my 2 stroke outboard motor?
Yes and no. StarTron products are excellent at rejuvenating old gas, but I highly recommend that you drain the fuel, and re-fill it adding the regular StarTron gas additive and new oil, at that point. Two-stroke motors require the oil in the gas to lubricate the entire engine and there shouldn't be any avoidable shortcuts taken. Thank you.
My carb. has been rebuilt and still have problems . Will this cleaner clean this up also?
It will help to remove varnish if that is the cause of your carb problems. The primary use I have for the product is to prevent bad gas from entering the fuel system of my outboard after winter storage. I consider it more of a preventive measure than a restorative one. Since ethanol free gas is rare in the midwest, this helps to counteract the deterioration of ethanol mix gasoline while sitting in storage 5 months of the year.
Awful broad question . It will certainly help a bad fuel situation , but that may not be your problem . Do you have a fuel check valve in your between your tank & carb . ? I had YEARS of what I thought was a carb. problem , and it was a fuel flow problem that would be erratic because of dirt in the fuel flow check valve , but it would only show up ( engine miss - starved for fuel ) from mid power to full power & then erratic. Make sure that you have a high volume of good clean fuel . Try a portable outboard tank hose direct to your carb . Star Tron is a great product , and did what it said for me. You need a full trouble shoot of your hoses , filters , fuel pump pressure .
RICHARD C NELSON
How is it used? do I have to drop my mb diesel tank?
It is simply a gas additive. Everything it "cleans" out of your tank it literally dissolves (or more accurately, the enzymes eat) and it runs right through your fuel system and is burned. I use it in my diesels, my trucks, my outboards, generators and even lawn mowers. It gets rid of the "slime" in old diesel tanks and gets rid of all the ethonol they add to all gas these days. It's really great stuff.
pour 1 ounce for every 4 gallons of tank capacity and let it sit for 24 hours.After that run it some and then repeat the process one more time. Remember to let it sit for 24 hours after each treatment.Eddie
I use this in all my boats and lawn equipment. I had issues with my 4.3 I/O and when I checked my fuel / water separator I found water in it. I've been using Startron for four or five years now and I check the filter every fall for water and have found none.I have used it in my new hurricane boat with a 115 HP Yamaha from the start with the same results. Add it with every fillup and double dose it for winter. There may be other products out there with equal results but I have proven this one and will stick with it.
from 9 miles per gallon to 12.2 miles
incrediable and surprising the effect it had on my truck and motor home plus my boat with a v 6 engine thank you for coming up with this product
outside springfielg massachusetts
Easy to use. Protects against the detrimental effects of ethanol and fuel going bad. I use it in all my equipment: gas, diesel, 2 stroke and 4 stroke. I first used it to recondition old gas in a used boat that I purchased.