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Restores Peak Performance in Small Engines and Powersports Equipment

AMSOIL Quickshot SE (AQS) is a premium fuel additive formulated to thoroughly clean and restore peak performance in small engine and powersports equipment fuel systems. It also stabilizes fuel between uses and during short-term storage periods. Its revolutionary technology focuses on three major fuel-related issues plaguing small engines and powersports equipment: ethanol, water and dirty pump gas.

Quickshot SE is recommended for use in all two- and four-stroke gasoline-powered engines, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, edgers, tillers, mowers, snowblowers, chainsaws, generators and farm and construction equipment. However, AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver is the superior choice for passenger vehicle applications.

Quickshot SE is designed for an initial clean-up dose of 8 oz. per 6 gallons of gasoline, followed by 8 oz. per 12 gallons thereafter.

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How can ethanol be harmful if it is formulated into most pump fuel available in the U.S.?

Ethanol can cause significant problems in many different applications due to the differences in properties compared to gasoline:

a. Ethanol is hygroscopic, which means it has a tendency to absorb water.

b. When ethanol absorbs water, it readily separates from gasoline and, because it is heavier, falls to the bottom of the tank.

c. The ethanol/water mixture in the bottom of the tank degrades relatively quickly.

d. Ethanol contains less energy per gallon compared to gasoline. Based on this, many new vehicles have computer systems that sense and correct for high ethanol content. Small engines and most power sports equipment are not programmed to detect this and a lean burn situation results.

e. When the ethanol rich mixture is pulled into the engine this lean burn increases combustion temperatures significantly, which can lead to severe engine damage.

f. When a mixture of water and ethanol degrades and creates gums, varnish and other insoluble debris, fuel flow passages can become narrow or plug, significantly affecting engine performance.

g. When the correct amount of fuel cannot flow to the engine, equipment becomes difficult to start and performance becomes unstable.

How does AMSOIL Quickshot™SE address the problems associated with small engines and power sports equipment?

Quickshot™SE contains a revolutionary technology that focuses on three issues plaguing small engines and power sports equipment owners: water, ethanol and dirty pump gas.

It is inevitable that water will ultimately find its way into gas tanks through condensation in tanks open to the atmosphere, gas pumps or any number of conditions. Therefore, if left untreated, contaminated gasoline will lead to starting, performance and corrosion issues. By keeping water in tiny molecules, Quickshot™SE safely moves it out of the tank through the combustion chamber where it vaporizes and goes unnoticed by equipment operators.

Ethanol readily separates from gasoline and ends up on the bottom of gas tanks in a concentration that is rich in ethanol and water. This mixture does not burn well and can also create a lean burn situation. Quickshot™SE is designed to keep water dispersed throughout the fuel tank, moving it out as a normal part of operation and ultimately lessening the chance of ethanol separating from the gasoline.

Dirty pump gas may cause fuel system gum and varnish as well as piston/combustion chamber deposits over time. Pump gas contains varying levels of detergents designed to keep buildup and deposits from causing problems. The lower levels of detergents usually cannot prevent this buildup of deposits, so added cleanup is required for optimum performance over time. Quickshot™SE contains unique chemistry that quickly softens and carries away deposits and buildups in fuel systems, injectors and carburetors. In addition, Quickshot™SE cleans hard to remove deposits on piston tops, spark plugs and other combustion chamber parts.

What happens if fuel is over‐treated with AMSOIL Quickshot™SE?

Quickshot™SE contains a unique technology that is a powerful cleaner and effectively fights issues with water and ethanol, prolonging fuel life. One of the other unique features of Quickshot™SE is that overtreatment does not have any negative consequences. In fact, the rate of cleanup can be slightly accelerated by increasing the dosage. The recommendations on the label are for optimum treatment of fuel.
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