Best fuel stabilizer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazyflyboy30, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The 2002 is a 31cc MTD ,2005 is a 29cc Troy-Bilt .

    Got a new Husqvarna 224L with the Honda . Only got it because its little lighter and everything else I have is new this year.

    Zero turn Mz6128ZT
    Tractor LGT2654
    Blower 580BTS
    Trimmer 224L
    Mower HU800AWD
    Saw ?????? Getting one but not sure which one.
     
  3. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    You must be joking.

    Yes it has a spark plug has I never had to replace it.
    2 Stroke need a spark plug for time to time.
     
  4. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    4 strokes need plugs too. i just had to put one in my walk behind
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
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    i second that. although, how are they allowed to sell it?
     
  7. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm 40-50 miles from any o those. Thanks for the link. Found it some time back. Wish there was a station within reason.
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  8. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you saying those MTD trimmers are top shelf pro trimmers?
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  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am a huge fan of Seafoam. I also not like to let me equipment set for any amount of time with fuel in them. I drain it out and put it in a pickup or whatever else needs gas. It is about the only additive I ever use.

    Fogging, that is good idea. It seems it is something that isn't used much anymore. Frankly, it should be.
    I hope not.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    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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