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Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car #4601553
12/12/17 12:41 PM
12/12/17 12:41 PM
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vicksburg ms
MetalSlug Offline OP
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On my cobra terminator . I drive it once in a while so it sit in garage most of the time , I consider it as a storage for winter ( 😂 laugh but I know where we at itís nothing compare to up north , so car here pretty much can drive all year round , anyway itís kinda storage but some time I want to drive it too . Itís currently running 93 oct chevron gas . I want keep my fuel fresh also keep my fuel system clean . Should I use stabil red bottle or chevron Techron ? Thanks


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4601562
12/12/17 12:59 PM
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I understand Techron/PEA to be a detergent/cleaner, not a stabilizer, so I'd put in the Stabil (I use the marine or 360 versions). If I had Techron laying around, I might add some in addition, but not instead of the Stabil.

Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4601576
12/12/17 01:14 PM
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They do very different things. If you want to keep the fuel fresh, do not use fuel with ethanol, and use Stabil.


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4601603
12/12/17 01:38 PM
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I stored a car with a steel tank and atmospheric venting for 6 months and it started up just fine coming out of storage.

When it was down to a quarter of a tank of fuel I added one full bottle of Redline SI1 and one full bottle of Marine Stabil, and filled the tank to the top with Shell 99 octane.
Drove to the storage location and left it there with no other prep apart from disconnecting the battery (IIRC) and at the end of the 6 months it started and drove with no fuel related issues.


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: Olas] #4601610
12/12/17 01:49 PM
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Was that in the UK? Does the UK use oxygenated/ethanol fuel? If not (lucky!), that may have helped as well!

Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4601795
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Stabil is a marketing scam.


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4601799
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IMO, you may want to worry more about the seals/o-rings issues with low mileage driven car than the fuel living in MS.


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: CT8] #4601833
12/12/17 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Stabil is a marketing scam.


Any proof to back that up?


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4601885
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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: mightymousetech] #4601953
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Originally Posted By: CT8
Stabil is a marketing scam.


Any proof to back that up?
I had a boat fron 1972 untill 2002 and never use a gas additive for storage as well as a power washer not run for 3 years and no problems. 2 Honda lawn mowers and 2 string trimmers that sit from the end of October until May.


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Re: Techron or sta-bil storage for semi storage car [Re: MetalSlug] #4605302
12/16/17 12:12 PM
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Oconomowoc Wi
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I have stored many collector cars and always use Stabil Marine(green) and it also is a cleaner... Great stuff.


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