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fuel stabilizer

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Mark Cook, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. Mark Cook

    Mark Cook LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Hello,
    I know I need to add stabilizer to my lawn mower but what about my weedeater & blower?

    Thanks
     
  2. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,706

    Yup, do it all. Use Stabil, avilable at Walmart, K-Mart and auto places. Makes for 1 pull starts in the spring.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    use echo or stihl mix. its a proven product and the stabilizer is already in the mix.
     
  4. Diesel

    Diesel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    y'up, either drain it or use stabil in everything. I do both depending on equipment and have not had any problems.
     
  5. G & S LANDSCAPING SERVICE

    G & S LANDSCAPING SERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    We use fuel stabilizer ,All year long, When our cans are empty we add more.Dont have to worry any more about , start ups.
     
  6. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I have never used Stabil.
    I use good quality fuel in all my equipment.
    Never had a problem.
    I dont see a need for it at all. :cool:
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Sammy,stabil is for long term storage,in a plastic tank or can,good quality fuel will degrade in as little as 2 months.My stuff may sit from december until april sometimes.I do not use it all year if im running the equipment regularly,but in mid november,ill put it in my 5 gallon premix jug,and fill the mower with it,since the end is coming near as far as running it goes.
     
  8. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    How do you know your fuel is fresh. plus you may not ever have a prob but if you do it is a pain to clean out the system.
     
  9. hertelbr

    hertelbr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Definitely use it in the 2 cycles, the carburaters seem to gel up faster with the oil mix.

    -Brandon
     
  10. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 938

    I never used it for years, tried some last winter and again this winter on 2 strokes.With our small mowers I always ran em till they stopped.
     

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