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To use sta-bil or not to use?


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#1 Evoz17

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

Hello I was wondering what most of you that store their quest for long periods of time do with the fuel in your tanks. Are you adding any fuel storage additive? I was told that the ethanol in the fuel evaporates and will cause rust in metal tanks over long periods of time.





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Posted 19 September 2018 - 10:48 AM

In canada at least premium has no ethanol so my last few tanks before storage i run premium, then store it with a full tank, and stabil and a fresh oil change

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:17 PM

There is a plug at the bottom of your tank you could just run it low and drain rest of your fuel out.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 06:44 PM

OK, I just turned it on for the first time this year  :( to move it because we are getting a shed built in near my garage. Ive had less then 1/4 on the fuel gauge in it all year.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 08:24 PM

Reason I say fill the tank is it keeps keep condensation out, i store my vehicle every year for the last fifteen years, no problem yet

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:34 AM

I use Sta-bil in my lawn mowers and stuff, but I never have used it in a car.  If I knew I were storing it long term, I would probably do like the post above and run it down low, and then drain it from the plug in the bottom of the tank.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:13 PM

I top off my tank and add stabilizer before storage. Haven't had any issues with my vehicles for the last 5 years.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:13 PM

I top off my tank and add stabilizer before storage. Haven't had any issues with my vehicles for the last 5 years.
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:40 PM

I fill mine to the top and then add marine grade stabil.
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