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#4723092 - 04/10/18 08:34 PM Fuel stabilizer
buck91 Offline


Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 2467
Loc: West Michigan
Taking the summer/weekend car out of storage, weather dependent, which means the F150 will be seeing some degree of decreased useage depending on the weather. I don't drive a HUGE ammount any more and my optional 36ga tank typically lasts 2 weeks of full time use. If I drive my Mustang 50% of the time that means 3-4 weeks between truck fill ups and maybe much longer if I drive the Mustang a lot. Any sense is using a fuel stabilizer (doesn't matter which one at this time; I have my favorite) for this application? I'm sure I don't *NEED* it but would it really offer any benefit? With a 36ga tank, thats not an inconsequential amount of stabilizer.
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#4723103 - 04/10/18 08:41 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
Imp4 Offline


Registered: 04/06/18
Posts: 303
Loc: Somewhere in time
No
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#4723104 - 04/10/18 08:42 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11230
Loc: Idaho
fuel stabilizers are a scam.
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#4723112 - 04/10/18 08:46 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1908
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
No need. I have a “spare beater” that gets gassed up a couple times a year. No problems. I keep it around because both my wife and I commute from our rual home, and I like to have a spare. Also, the kids drive it around when they fly in to visit.


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#4723120 - 04/10/18 08:56 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7642
Loc: New York
Fuel Stabilizers are not necessary for storage of less than 6 months IMO...even though ethanol has made fuel much less stable...
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#4723121 - 04/10/18 08:57 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
Dyusik Offline


Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 2005
Loc: US-WA
Lol, what paranoia. I have used a half of tank of gas in my jeep for about 2 years. That's 10 gallons of E10 in soggy PNW. Fires right up and runs just the same throughout. If that doesn't need stabilizing, what does?
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#4723129 - 04/10/18 09:02 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1232
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Sta-bil Marine 360*. It was on clearance at Rural King for $2 for the 10oz bottle.

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#4723134 - 04/10/18 09:06 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: SubieRubyRoo]
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Texas
Same at WM … I use in outboards and small engines …

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#4723259 - 04/11/18 12:44 AM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Small engines, yes

Car & trucks, no
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#4723314 - 04/11/18 06:19 AM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20558
Loc: Upstate NY
I would say no. If the gas is used within a few months you are fine.
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#4724106 - 04/11/18 09:12 PM Re: Fuel stabilizer [Re: buck91]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 899
Loc: South Eastern, CT
Larger amounts of fuel that are stored in tightly sealed containers will stay fresh for a much longer period of time.

Small fuel tanks that do not seal up very well will cause the fuel to go bad in a matter of weeks, which is one of the biggest reasons why you see so many fuel related problems with small equipment.

If you are going to stabilize gas, use K100MG or Biobor EB (in conjunction with a tightly sealing container, of course). Both are very good products.
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