FYI - Scooterist with rough idle and stalling issues.
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GTS 300 Super, 76 Sprint Veloce, Ape
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Location: Toronto Ontario
Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:56 pm quote
Oddly over that last few days I have had 5 calls in our store with customers complaining of hard start, rough running and stalling coming to stops. I advised them to purchase STP water remover and call me in an hour. All 5 have called back saying problem solved.
Just wanted to share this with those of you having similar issues as most the time these problems are fuel related. Hopefully this helps!
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Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:20 pm quote
That's interesting. Is there any ethanol being added to gas in Ontario? I wonder if it is the same company/area or anything else in common?

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Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:47 pm quote
I haven't found any gas out by me without 10% ethanol I put in some STP after every fill up. i don't think ethanol is good for a scoot especially if it sits.
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:04 am quote
Southern Ontario just went through a fairly abrupt weather change as well. We had weeks of blazing sun, heat and humidity and now we are having much cooler weather.

I suspect that if the gas was anything less than perfect sitting in those plastic tanks, this weather change could cause problems.
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:03 am quote
That pretty much nails it Christine, lots of condensation. I'll bet there's a run on fuel conditioner (alcohol) at Canadian Tire in ON right now.
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:47 am quote
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