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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, 07:45 AM
jones68 jones68 is offline
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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 03-15-2013, 08:20 AM
jones68 jones68 is offline
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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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Old 03-15-2013, 09:18 AM
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hey grass that sounds like a good idea...i looked it up quick on the internet and saw that the ethanol will blend with the water while the gas wont then the separation over night....one question for you though how much water do you add? how much per gallon?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:24 AM
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hey grass that sounds like a good idea...i looked it up quick on the internet and saw that the ethanol will blend with the water while the gas wont then the separation over night....one question for you though how much water do you add? how much per gallon?
I use a quart to 4 gallons in a five gallon can. You only need about 3-4 teaspoons per gallon, but the quart works, and is easy to determine how much of what you remove is water, and how much is ethanol. Picked it up on a chainsaw website. Did some research, been doing it for almost a year now. I'm only using it in 2-strokes, 4-strokes seem less plagued by ethanol problems. If I get a bigger vessel for seperating, I might just do it all.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:32 AM
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white plastic 55 gal barrel should last a while
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