Fuel stabilizer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by asigafoos, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. asigafoos

    asigafoos LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I've got a new Echo SRM-230. Should I be using fuel stabilizer. If so how often? I use the trimmer about 20-30x a week. What would you recommend to keep it running like new :confused:
  2. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,649

    Because I go through gas pretty quickly, I use stabilizer only in the fall prior to winter storage. But I buy mix oil with stabilizer already in it for 2 cycles.

    If you are keeping gas in a can longer than a couple of weeks, then you should use stablizer.
  3. Wizz

    Wizz LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 322

    Yup, most quality 2 stroke oils already have stabilizer in it...I know the synthetic Stihl Ultra oil I use does. Unless you're referring to your straight unleaded fuel can, I would only use fuel stabilizer for fuel that will sit for a long period of time.

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