Mercury Fuel Care Description
Easy as 1-2-3
Mercury Marine’s simple, easy-to-follow fuel care system takes the guesswork out of choosing the right fuel additive for your boat engine. Easy to read, numbered labels describe when each product should be used – eliminating unnecessary confusion.
Quickare, Quickleen and Quickstor fuel additives are essential in helping keep your engine running at its peak. By regularly using these fuel care products, your engine may start easier, idle smoother and hit the hole shot quicker. Other benefits include extended spark plug life and less stalling from cold engine starts. All three of Mercury’s fuel care products can be used in any two-cycle or four-cycle gasoline engine with any octane grade – including ethanol-blended. They are also safe for catalyzed engines.
The Mercury Fuel Care System Advantage
With Mercury, there’s no need to guess about which products are best to keep your engine’s fuel in top form. The Mercury Fuel Care System is one complete system, specially formulated by the people who made your engine to help it run its best. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 – regardless of whether you use ethanol- or non-ethanol-blended fuels. That’s because Mercury's fuel care system helps prevent problems commonly associated with both types of fuel, such as:
- Gum and varnish build-up
- Phase separation
- Fuel breakdown and oxidation
Why Fuel Care is Important
Even more than the gas in your car, the gas in your boat needs special care to keep your engine running at peak performance. Gasoline begins to go bad within about two weeks. When left untreated, some of the fuel components begin to oxidize and form a gum-like substance. The substance settles in fuel lines and tanks, carburetors and injectors. When you try to burn this fuel, deposits can form in the combustion chamber. Over time, these deposits build up and reduce your engine’s performance.
Fuel additives keep your fuel optimized, protect your fuel system, and remove any leftover deposits. With the Mercury Fuel Care System, you can trust that you’re using products that are specially formulated – by your engine’s manufacturer – to help you get the most from your Mercury engine.
The Mercury Fuel Care System is the first line of defense against fuel-related problems. However, Mercury also recommends the following precautions to protect your engine:
- Buy gas from known and trusted sources whenever possible.
- Keep your gas tanks clean and check them periodically for water and sediment.
- Check your fuel filter often. Fuel filters help prevent fuel contaminants from entering your engine. Under certain conditions it is possible for filters to suddenly become clogged, so always keep an extra filter on board should it need immediate replacement.