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post #1 of 59 Old 09-20-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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What Do You Fellers Like for Fuel Stabilizer?

Been using Pri-G, but:

1. Has an awful smell.

2. Can't buy it in many stores, especially around here.

3. Packaging is terrible, every bottle I've had leaks.

It did preserve fuel, but time to move on. Suggestions gladly accepted. Thank you.

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Re: What Do You Fellers Like for Fuel Stabilizer?

Pretty much Sta-Bil or Seafoam. I have yet to do battle with stale fuel or ethanol poisoning when using either one.

My dad bought like 32 oz or more (biggest container I've ever seen) of sta-bil at a yard sale a couple months back, so I guess I'll be using that for a while.


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I think Sta-Bil is probably best for storage purposes. I think Marvel Mystery Oil is the best for cleaning out carbon in small engines. I like Seafoam too but it's kind of expensive.

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Re: What Do You Fellers Like for Fuel Stabilizer?

I use Optimizer because it is readily available and have had no problems. Read the label, many are not compatible with E-15 gas which I have yet to run into but it is likely coming.
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Sta bil. Buy the smallest bottle available as it expires 2 yrs after opening.

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I think Sta-Bil is probably best for storage purposes. I think Marvel Mystery Oil is the best for cleaning out carbon in small engines. I like Seafoam too but it's kind of expensive.

Agreed on the Marvel Mystery Oil. It makes everything run better. Weed Whacker was sitting around doing nothing for 3 mos while I was recovering from shoulder surgery. Started it up, ran like crap, then put in some Marvel Oil. Wow. Really cleaned it up good.

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Non-ethanol fuel.

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Before filling up any of my gas cans with 89 octane, I'll add the amount bottle says of MMO. Along with that, I'll add a small dose of $.99 carb cleaner treatment per can. Been doing this now for about 15yrs and so far no problems. For storage months, if I haven't/can't drain and run the carbs and fuel lines dry of fuel, I'll add a bit more MMO and some Heet gas dryer into the fuel tank and top off to help keep out water buildup.

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Sta bil. Buy the smallest bottle available as it expires 2 yrs after opening.
I did not know that. I have a bottle that is at least five years old. So far, no problems.

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I did not know that. I have a bottle that is at least five years old. So far, no problems.
I didn't either until someone on here pointed it out this year. I discarded my 10yr old bottle. Sta-bil says it loses its effectiveness after 2 yrs open.

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Re: What Do You Fellers Like for Fuel Stabilizer?

I think you are best off running your gas powered equipment until you run out of fuel...if you have any in containers...put it into your vehicle fuel tank...especially in areas in which ethanol free is not available.....I think diesel fuel is a little more temperamental and requires more attention
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I have used and like the star tron. I have read many great reports on it also on here and other sites.

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I use non ethanol gas, no stabilizer needed!
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What Do You Fellers Like for Fuel Stabilizer?
What kind of fuel? Diesel of gasoline?



'Expiration' dates are marketing. They don't want you saving for future use. They want to to buy more stuff more often.

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I use non ethanol gas, no stabilizer needed!
Depends on how long you are storing it for. Even non-ethanol gasoline has detergents and other additives that can, and will, separate out over time.

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