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DIY boat storage tip – protecting the inside of your boat engine from corrosion

PROBLEM: As an angler, life often gets in the way of spending time on the water. Be it family, work, hunting or ice, extended sits can spell problems with your outboard engine. Without regular use, outboard motors are susceptible to aging fuel and even corrosion formation within the upper cylinder walls themselves.  The problem stems…

Using Sea Foam to Help Pass Emissions Tests

In 45 years as an automotive and diesel technician, Richard Crabtree performed thousands of emissions tests on a wide range of vehicles in Northern California.   The reasons for vehicles that failed were just as varied: misfires, bad O2 sensors, EVAP system leaks, bad fuel caps, failed catalytic converters—all things that would trigger one or more…

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8 ways to get better gas mileage

From monthly financing and insurance payments to regular maintenance, costs can quickly add up over a vehicle’s lifetime. This makes it especially important to find ways to reduce costs where you can when it comes to car ownership. One of the best ways to do this is to spend less time and money at the…

How to stabilize your boat fuel for the winter

How to stabilize your boat fuel for the winter

While late-season fishing is still going strong in many parts of the country, for others this is the time of the year to start thinking about tucking their boats in for the winter. Of course, you shouldn’t just park it in the shed for 4–6 months without at least some preparation. Proper fuel stabilization and…