Recent Topics
Royal Purple Max Atomizer
by jk_636
02/01/15 03:51 PM
91 Park Avenue starts then shuts off...
by gregk24
02/01/15 03:38 PM
P0304 CYLINDER 4 MISFIRE IN THE EXPEDITION
by MalfunctionProne
02/01/15 03:31 PM
Castrol Edge Professional
by mjbi
02/01/15 02:55 PM
stationary air compressor.
by spasm3
02/01/15 01:57 PM
The Big Q about Power Steering Noise.
by Cristobal
02/01/15 01:36 PM
eBay fuel injectors?
by daman
02/01/15 01:21 PM
MAXLIFE ATF MSDS
by friendly_jacek
02/01/15 01:03 PM
Superbowl...Who's picking who?
by gman2304
02/01/15 12:56 PM
Safe to use valvoline 5w40 mst in 2013 passat tdi?
by maintenanceMan
02/01/15 12:50 PM
Mobil 1 HM or Mobil Super HM
by MuzzleFlash40
02/01/15 12:45 PM
Shell or Castrol... what's in the BMW bottle now?
by SilverC6
02/01/15 12:37 PM
Newest Members
mjbi, ckeough, Dmstrbav, dieseloil, macka
52695 Registered Users
Who's Online
110 registered (aquariuscsm, 901Memphis, A_Harman, Atlantis, 57ChevyLS, ammolab, 14 invisible), 1595 Guests and 239 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52695 Members
66 Forums
225891 Topics
3595220 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#269671 - 10/28/03 06:27 AM Homemade fuel stabilizer?
Anonymous
Unregistered


You may have seen my post a few days ago about homemade seafoam. Mainly I wanted it for cleaning out engines...but seafoam is also supposedly a good fuel stabilizer.
Ingredients:
Isopropyl alcohol
Naptha
Oil

Does that sound like it would stabilize fuel to you guys? Doesn't seem like enough ingredients to me. [Smile] I'm guessing the alcohol is the main stabilizing agent? It's one of the main ingredients in stabil too isn't it? If I was going to mix up something just for stabilizing fuel, how do you suggest I do it? The oil, for example, I don't think would be necessary. The reason I ask is because I can get large amounts of 99% isopropyl for free. [Big Grin]

Top
#269672 - 10/28/03 07:54 AM Re: Homemade fuel stabilizer?
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14964
Loc: Iowegia

Top
#269673 - 10/29/03 06:58 AM Re: Homemade fuel stabilizer?
Robbie Alexander Offline


Registered: 08/16/03
Posts: 1533
Loc: Ephraim
quote:
Originally posted by ZmOz:
-*-*-*Isopropyl alcohol-*-*-*-*
-*-*-* If I was going to mix up something just for stabilizing fuel, how do you suggest I do it? The oil, for example, I don't think would be necessary. The reason I ask is because I can get large amounts of 99% isopropyl for free. [Big Grin]

stay away from the alcohol.

A form of oil if selected properly will help
and a form of the naptha too, but you need
not worry about coming up with a brew, there are plenty of good products on the market...

Top
#269674 - 10/30/03 10:15 PM Re: Homemade fuel stabilizer?
Lordy611 Offline


Registered: 10/29/03
Posts: 24
Loc: Just north of DC
Just wondering if you just have an iquisitive mind and plenty of time on your hands or what?
If you dont drive much, you wouldnt need much stabilizer. Just dump in the appropriate amount and you're done. If you do drive a lot, you dont need it at all. So why not just spend the $3 and be done? If you make your own and goof the mixture, you'll be out a lot more than the price of a bottle of stabilizer. If you happen to get it right, you'll have suceeded in duplicating a product that already exists and is fairly cheap. I dont get it. [Duh!]

Top
#269675 - 10/31/03 09:25 AM Re: Homemade fuel stabilizer?
Robbie Alexander Offline


Registered: 08/16/03
Posts: 1533
Loc: Ephraim
quote:
Originally posted by Lordy611:
*-*-*If you dont drive much, you wouldnt need much stabilizer. *-*- If you do drive a lot, you dont need it at all. *-*-

All people need something to treat their fuel.
A stabilizer among other things has anti-oxidants... kinda like vitamins, they fight the bad stuff that will decay the fuel and work with other additives to enhance the performance... It is a good idea to use something.

Top