Free Shipping

On all contiguous US part orders over $100

Monday, 21 August 2017 08:51

The Fight Against Fuel

If you ask any one of our mechanics here at Vans Sport Center what motor issues they see the most, they will tell you that the majority of service work they have to do on outboards now a days is fuel related. Which right there should tell you that making sure you have good fuel is one of the most important and preventive things you can do. The biggest problem with gas right now is the ethanol that is in it. The other major issue is letting it sit around and go bad. Gas can go bad over time due to water getting in the tank, oxygen, light, and the summer heat. This article will talk about some of the preventive measures you can take to avoid problems related to bad gas.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:18

Protecting Your Fuel System From Water

 INSTALLING A FUEL WATER SEPARATOR

One of the worst things for your outboard is bad fuel. Or even clean fuel for that matter with all of the ethanol that is in it. Which is a common problem our service department see's here at Vans Sport Center but that is another story. To safeguard from bad fuel, run your fuel through an inline water separator filter. It will prevent any problems with your motor due to bad fuel. Newer boats usually come with one already installed, but your older boats are probably not going to have. If your boat doesn't have one, it is an easy enough job you can do some Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Published in Blog

Search Terms

used outboard motorsSuzukiYamahaJohnsonEvinrudeMercuryTohatsuSaleOutboardWinterizePontoonETECBoatingMotorFuel Efficientfuelethanolmotor maintenanceE10E15nonethanolboationgsafetysummerUSCGVSCLife jacketspitchpropellersdiameteraluminumstainlesssteelhole shotwatersportsAutopilotTrollingKickersProKickerTiller Handlesailingboat racesriverfestwakeboardingtroutbassantique outboardsbilgelive wellenginemaintenancecleaningWD40fishinghuntingfalllakesMichingaAutumndiscountsoff seasonengine partsmotor partsgift ideasaccessorieselectricalboat showBoat RampBoat Launch EtiquetteBoat Ramp RulesMichigan BoatingLaunching BoatF25Four StrokeEFI25hpElectric Fuel InjectionBoat LaunchNew Outboard MotorsOutboardsleave blowerschainsawsHusqvarnaOutboard motorbreakdownsboating breakdownwater skiingwater tubbingboat safetywatersport safetyFuel Water SeparatorWaterFuel Systemwater in gasbad gasTrimtilt and trimtrim uptrim downunderstanding trimget on plainlaunchboatvans sport centerMichiganLargemouth BassSmallmouth BassWalleyePerchBluegillMuskyInland LakesPropellerpropeller pitchpropeller diameterrpm rangepropeller performancegasstabilizertwo strokeefficiencyperformancecompare outboardstowing boatsgood samaritanfendersbumpersdockingdockstieoffspilingsboat raftsfender sizesrakingleavestreeswood cuttingchainsawfire woodinboardfreezing tempscasual use chainsawsallround chainsawhomeownerproperty ownerlight cuttingMichigan madeRiver Larryanchor winchriver fishingused outboardsdiscounted outboardsoutboard saleoutboard basicsoutboard terminologyoutboard knowledgebasic outboard knowledgecontrolsremote modeltiller modeloutboard shaft lengthmax horsepowernew outboardsoutboard motorslong shaftshort shafttransom heightoutboard length99hpElectronic Fuel Injectiontillermultifunction tilleroutboard service center3Blade Propeller4Blade PropellerPropeller Yieldboating hazardsnavigating lakesunseen hazardsboat ramp etiquettetraileringpublic launchlakeauxiliary outboardkicker motorriversstreamsgreat lakescampingfresh water lakescuttinglight useallroundsawsizebuyingpurchasingoutboard controlscontrol boxside mountbinnacleflush mountdual functionthrottleshiftautumrelaxingfall colorslabor dayjetjet drivejet sledflat bottomjon boatjetdriveback pack blowerhandheld blowerleaf blowerraking leavesyard workfall choreswinterizingmistakeswinterfreeze15hp20hpveradopro xsambidextrous tillerwinterizationshrink wrapmaintanaceprotectionpreperationanchorwinchtowerriverriver boatclearanceSummerizingSpringUSED OUTBOARDMOTORSUSED MOTORSUSED MOTORWHAT TO LOOK FORVAN'S SPORT CENTEREVINRUDE JOHNSON MOTORSUSED EVINRUDE JOHNSON MOTORUSED YAMAHA MOTORUSED TOHATSU MOTORUSED SUZUKI MOTORboating lawsmichigan boating lawsmichigan fishing lawsnew boating lawsbatterybattery installationTOADFISHCAN COOLERKOOZIENONSPILL KOOZIETOADFISH KOOZIE