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Fuel Stabil...all year?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, May 16, 2004.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I heard a while back someone saying they ran fuel stabil all year...does anyone else do this? Should I just save it for storage use?
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Save it for storage.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I only use it when I prep the machines for winter storage
  4. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    I used it in all equipment fuel through last year, year-round. Now I only use it in 2 cycle year round ( I have some I may not use for months) and in a walk-behind that I have not been using much.
    It does not hurt, but save your money.
  5. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    For your 2 cycles, many oils contain a fuel stabilizer
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    I think almost all 2 cycle oil has a fuel stabilizer in it. We sell Optimol, Shindaiwa & Stihl oil and they all have fuel stabilizer added.

    We use 50:1 in everything except diesels and have never allowed straight gas in our shop. Every piece of new equipment gets 50:1 and eliminates the chance of using the wrong fuel can.
    This procedure works very well and has never caused a problem with plug fouling or excessive exhaust smoke.


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