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Old 03-14-2013, 11:55 PM
crazyflyboy30 crazyflyboy30 is offline
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Best fuel stabilizer?

Sta-Bil is not the only one but is it the best ?
Or the best for the money.?
I do know it not the cheapest.


1 Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer 32 oz. - Treats 80 gallons

2 Marine Formula STA-BIL 32 oz. - Treats 320 gallons
http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stab...ts.aspx#stabil

STAR TRON GASOLINE ADDITIVE
3 930XX Marine Formula 32 fl. oz. treats up to 512 gallons

4 143XX SEF Small Engine Formula 8 fl. oz. treats up to 48 gallons
http://mystarbrite.com/startron//con...37/49/lang,en/

5 Amsoil Gasoline Stabilizer
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...ont%2fast.aspx

6 ?? What do you use?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:39 AM
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Seafoam for me.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:58 AM
crazyflyboy30 crazyflyboy30 is offline
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Seafoam for me.
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I will not use Seafoam for Fuel Stabilizer as it as Isopropyl alcohol in it.
Only for cleaning .

http://www.seafoamsales.com/sea-foam...reatment/msds/
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:40 PM
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Seafoam for me.
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I second that. although i woudl never use it on a regular basis.

honestly my personal opinion is fuel stabilizers are a marketing scam. gasoline engines are designed to run on specific standardized gasoline formulas. changing that formula can have effects on the engine. most of them i imagine are simply adding more octane into the fuel which might give you a tad more performance, but at the cost of your rings and valves. just my personal opinion. does not mean its right.

but as far as sea foam goes. i put it in my engines gas and oil every once in a while as a preventative measure. if you do in the oil, only do it at the last 100 miles before an oil change. works great for cleaning engines

here is my personal experience. had a motorcycle that had issues running. it ran, jsut didnt run great. one single treatment of sea foam made a real world noticeable, hearable difference in how the engine ran. no argument the engine ran better.

i think ill go buy some tomorrow. about time for another cleaning
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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seafoam...used the sta-bil for a while the red stuff....started having carb problems took a few apart and they had a red gel like goo in them... switched to seafoam never had anymore problems... i run it in everything. also helps keep the carbon from building in your 2 cycle muffler ports.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:03 AM
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I have been using the recommended dose of Startron plus 2-3 oz of MMO per 5 gallons of 89 octane (w/ethanol, cannot get non-ethanol locally). Use that mix with every machine and gas can fill up. Has kept mt carbs trouble free, just my experience, FWIW.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:34 AM
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seafoam...used the sta-bil for a while the red stuff....started having carb problems took a few apart and they had a red gel like goo in them...
The red gel like goo had nothing to do with Stabil. When gasoline is allowed to sit for extended periods, it starts to evaporate. When it evaporates it leaves a red/golden colored varnish behind. If you fill the tank of your mower and don't turn the fuel valve off, then as the fuel evaporates from the carb it is replaced with more fuel from the tank. After a while of this happening, you end up with a nasty goo in the carb.

Stabil's job is to keep the fuel from turning sour for a brief time. It will not stop the fuel from evaporating. Even open containers of Stabil have a shelf life of about 24 months after the seal has been broken.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:20 AM
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oh yes i should have specified i run high grade fuel in my 2 cycle stuff and usually regular in the machines but i do throw some high in there on occasion
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:37 AM
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Sta-Bil Marine formula. I think it works better than the regular Sta-Bil.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:43 AM
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Water. Shake, allow fuel & water to seperate overnight (only take a few minutes). Then siphon off the clean, pure, ethanol free gas. Start with 92+ octane. End result will be 89-91 octane pure gas.

Stores for 1-2 years. Stabilizers treat a symptom. Using ethanols built in "Phase shift" property is FREE. No BS. It works.
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