Fuel degradation is a serious maintenance concern in small engines and powersports equipment. It can cause varnish, gum, and insoluble debris to build up and clog carburetors, fuel injectors, and fuel filters. Carbon accumulation on the piston tops can cause pre-ignition, harsh idling, and poor throttle response. Fuel-related issues are only projected to worsen in the future years as the ethanol level of pump gasoline rises.
AMSOIL Quickshot (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. Its revolutionary technology focuses on three major fuel-related issues plaguing these applications: ethanol, water and dirty pump gas.
Ethanol in fuel has a propensity to absorb water and separate from the gasoline (a process known as phase separation), sinking to the bottom of the gas tank where it quickly degrades and produces gum, varnish, and other insoluble debris that can clog fuel-flow channels and reduce engine efficiency. When this ethanol/water combination is injected into the engine, it causes a lean-burn condition, which raises combustion chamber temperatures and can cause engine damage. AMSOIL Quickshot is intended to maintain water spread throughout the fuel tank, pushing it out as a regular part of operation and reducing the possibility of ethanol separation from gasoline.
Quickshot was tested in fuel containing 10 percent ethanol. Controlled plugging of injectors showed a 70 percent flow improvement, while oxidation stability improved 44 percent over untreated fuel.
Water enters gas tanks through condensation in open tanks, gas pumps, and other environmental conditions, and if left unchecked, causes starting, performance, and corrosion issues. Quickshot helps preserve engine efficiency and safeguards against harmful corrosion by keeping water distributed in tiny molecules and safely transferring it out of the tank through the combustion chamber.
Dirty gasoline causes fuel-system gumming and varnish, as well as piston and combustion chamber deposits. Although all gasoline sold in the U.S. is formulated with a lowest additive concentration (LAC) level of detergent additives, these detergent levels are not enough to prevent deposits from building up on critical fuel system components. Quickshot contains unique chemistry that quickly detaches and carries away deposits and buildups in fuel systems, injectors and carburetors, while also cleaning hard-to-remove deposits on piston tops, spark plugs and other combustion chamber parts.
Quickshot (AQS) 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 is designed for an initial clean-up dose of 8 oz. per 6 gallons of gasoline, followed by 8 oz. per 12 gallons thereafter. Slight overtreatment has no negative consequences.