Bad fuel

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by philgro, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. philgro

    philgro Adventurer

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    Have put 5 litres of old petrol in my XT660r(mixed up two canisters). It ran for a couple of hundred yards and then ground to a halt. I have syphoned the tank and I intend putting an additive and fresh super unleaded in to. Really dont want to have to access the fuel filter as I hear it's a pain and quite a delicate operation. Anyone with any experience of this on the XT. Any help appreciated.
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  2. philgro

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    Thanks guys, knew you wouldn't let me down :imaposer
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  3. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    All the ones who know the answer ain’t never seen an XT660rrrrr!
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  4. philgro

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    problem solved. It wasn't bad fuel(well actually it was). I had mistakenly put the mixture for my chainsaw(2 stroke). Clean out by my local friendly mechanic had it running in no time. :clap
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  5. timeOday

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    I'm kind of surprised it didn't run.

    There are even people out there who swear routinely running 2-stroke oil in a 4 stroke is a good thing.
    https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3972472/2_stroke_oil_in_a_4stroke_engi

    Of course, there are people who run car tires on their motorcycle, so...
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  6. SRG

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    In desperation, I once put 2 stroke premix in a KLR. It smoked a little, but ran fine and got me 15-20mi. to the next fuel stop.
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  7. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    It was bad fuel that happened to be premix.
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  8. wbbnm

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    Glad all is well. Be sure and don't put diesel fuel in by mistake. A friend somehow did it at a gas station and it destroyed the engine in his KTM 530.
    We never learned if he just grabbed the wrong handle or it the dealer had been responsible.
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