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Sta-bil for car the barely runs #4711017
03/29/18 10:40 PM
03/29/18 10:40 PM
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Little Havana, Miami
gallydif Offline OP
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Thought of adding sta-bil to my gas tank?

I have a 84 caprice landau with 14k on it. Showroom condition. She sits a lot. I know gas eventually goes bad so Iím worried about gas being kept in the gas tank of the car too long. Please donít answer with drive her more. thanks

Last edited by gallydif; 03/29/18 10:49 PM.

96 fleetwood 63k dd- MaxLife 5w30, AC Delco pf52
95 Caprice 67k LT1 dd- Mag1 dino 5w30, same ^
84 Caprice Landau 14k- MS5K 5w30, AC D pf454
96 Buick Roadmaster 65k- RIP Ď17
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Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711026
03/29/18 10:51 PM
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Sta-Bil does help..

But, also make sure you always use ethanol-free gasoline.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711030
03/29/18 10:53 PM
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LOL....

I google image "1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Landau" and this is the first image my computer shows:



"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711034
03/29/18 11:03 PM
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Yes, add stabil.. I do for my low use cars...

Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711055
03/29/18 11:58 PM
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Also wouldn't hurt to make sure that its got non-ethanol gas in it if its available in your area. It should keep slightly longer with less risk of damage to fuel components than E10.


2008 Acura TL Type S - 154k
2003 Honda Accord V6 - 207k
2000 Honda Accord I4 - 321k
Current Oil - Milesyn SXR5W30
Current Filter - Partsmaster 61334
Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711159
03/30/18 06:51 AM
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+1 on the E0-biggest problem I ever had with my GM Quadrajets was degradation due to ethanol. I would use the green marine Sta-Bil, I think it's a little better than the regular.


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Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711186
03/30/18 07:39 AM
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I can't purchase E0 gas, it just isn't available where I live.
What I do on my collector cars is run the tank down to almost zero and fill it with 100LL AVGAS at my local small airport. I also take a gas can with me and fill it for use in my OPE small engines. Some small airports won't let you do this, but mine does.
100LL can NOT be used in 1975 and up cars that have catalytic converters (unless you remove them) because it contains lead. 100LL does not contain any oxygenated compounds (like ethanol). Because of the way it is refined/formulated it's shelf life is rated in years instead of months so it doesn't need any fuel preservative added to it. It's octane rating is 96 (when compared to the pump gas octane formula) so it is an excellent fuel to use in high-compression muscle cars from the 60's.

Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711226
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Originally Posted By: gallydif
Thought of adding sta-bil to my gas tank?

I have a 84 caprice landau with 14k on it. Showroom condition. She sits a lot. I know gas eventually goes bad so Iím worried about gas being kept in the gas tank of the car too long. Please donít answer with drive her more. thanks


I like blue StaBil, its got more cleaners than the regular. But it will not make the gas last forever. Between one and two years based on storage conditions.

They may sell E0 fuel and OPE dealers by the 5 gallon drum.


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711281
03/30/18 09:16 AM
03/30/18 09:16 AM
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Saint John,IN
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Try the Stabil blue marine. Itís supposed to help with ethanol problems.


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2008 Scion tC MaxLife/Fu
2008 Toyota Highlander Pennzoil Ultra/ Oem filter
2012 Hyundai Sonata Castrol Magnatec 5w30 /Oem filter
Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711288
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My bike will sit up to 6 months sometimes, or more. With that engine, it will caugh and far on poor quality gas. It never had issues starting, never used any additives, however I do run 2/3 tanks of pure gasoline before letting it sit. My rules is ethanol after storage and never before.


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07 IS250 106K STP syn HM 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
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Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711467
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Not sure why you posted it here since the forum Topic is:

OTC and Third Party Oil Additives

There IS a proper forum here:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/forums/37/1/Fuels_and_Fuel_Additives:_Gaso


Last edited by MolaKule; 03/30/18 11:50 AM.

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Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4711937
03/30/18 10:11 PM
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Post pictures.

I had an 84 coupe landau in college in 2001. Loved the massive doors. So easy to get in an out of but sucked in parking lots. It had almost every option except had been repowered with a 305 after the diesel clunked.

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Re: Sta-bil for car the barely runs [Re: gallydif] #4744324
05/01/18 10:20 AM
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Sta-bil does help forget about the times that engine started anyway. When it doesn't those previous times do nothing to help you out. Check around you'll usually just see a sticker and sometimes an extra hose on a pump when they add ethanol free. Some advertise it banner, etc but others just silently start. It is essential for boats but for small engines, motorcycles vehicles not used much it's helpful. It's less corrosive, don't have water problems can fix that engine that wasn't the same after the govt and farmer frank pushed his swill on us.

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