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fuel stabalizer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigt, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. bigt

    bigt LawnSite Member
    from wva
    Messages: 17

    do you need to drain the fuel or just use it?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I would say that you need to add the correct ratio ounces to gallons and run the engine for a while to get the stabizer into the carb, I always try to add a fuel stable aid to the last 5 or 10 gallons of gas when i buy it and then all my equipment has it in the gas and in the system
  3. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 391

    I do just before winter,and all year in things i use periodically.
  4. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Just use it...if you are unsure how much fuel is in your tank you can add more than what you think you have in gas. At least with Stabil you can do that. Also make sure you agitate it to disperse thru your fuel and make sure to run the engine long enough to ensure that it has reached the carb or you will have done all for naught.
  5. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I use it all winter long in the snow blowers. I'm always afraid that water is going to get in the gas with the snow and all, can't hurt to run it just in case.

    When winterizing for the season, I add it to the tank and let it run. My dealer claims that stihl puts a stabilizer in it's oil mix and that my 2 cycle stuff doesn't need the stabilizer, but I always add it in there too.

    My next door neighbor last year was trying to run his snow blower dry at the end of the winter. He left it on and running in the driveway for like 3 hours.
  6. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Just mix it according to the instructions, and then run the engine for 5 minutes. The back of the container explains everything.
  7. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    I use stabilizer year round in all my equipment. Makes for quicker starting among many other benefits - and the cost is peanuts.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    same thing that MTD does is what I do.
  9. idugaholez

    idugaholez LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    i run AMZ Oil stabilizer all year long. I use less than what they recomend in my gas cans, but n the winter, i run the proper amount through every ting.

  10. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Tanaka has it + one mix does all 2 cycles

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