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Old 11-28-2004, 06:11 AM   #1
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This is the first winter that we will be able to head to the sunny south for the winter

Our question is this...we are leaving a truck, boat, lawn mowers, and the like behind for the winter. We know we want to put fuel stabelizer in all these engines but don't know if you put the sabelizer in a full tank of fuel or if you can put it in a partial tank....run the engine to spread the stabelizer through out, THEN fill up the tanks with plain fuel.

If we just put the stabelizer in a partial tank (thus being able to use less of the stabelizer) will the fuel that we fill the tanks with be usable in the spring?

We have both gas and diesel(farm tractor) engines that we need to do something about. We plan on being gone about four months.

Thnaks so much for your input!
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:11 AM   #2
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This is the first winter that we will be able to head to the sunny south for the winter

Our question is this...we are leaving a truck, boat, lawn mowers, and the like behind for the winter. We know we want to put fuel stabelizer in all these engines but don't know if you put the sabelizer in a full tank of fuel or if you can put it in a partial tank....run the engine to spread the stabelizer through out, THEN fill up the tanks with plain fuel.

If we just put the stabelizer in a partial tank (thus being able to use less of the stabelizer) will the fuel that we fill the tanks with be usable in the spring?

We have both gas and diesel(farm tractor) engines that we need to do something about. We plan on being gone about four months.

Thnaks so much for your input!
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:20 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by booboo:
If we just put the stabilizer in a partial tank (thus being able to use less of the stabilizer) will the fuel that we fill the tanks with be usable in the spring? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>You are much better off running the Sta-Bil through your engine, filling the tanks and adding additional Sta-Bil to the gasoline itself. Sta-Bil is a gasoline stabilizer and it would be to your benefit to protect the gas in the tanks as well.
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:57 AM   #5
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Anything with a two cycle engine (e.g. an outboard motor) would run dry. Leaving a gas-oil mix in a carburator or injector is a recipe for trouble, with or without stabilizer.

The Petroleum Industry Council says Gasoline will last nicely for at least three months and typically 6 months and they say stabilzers are not needed for that time period. However, adding something like Sta-bil is inexpensive insurance. Run it thorugh the fuel system like Driver suggests.
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I would make a full mixture and run to make sure is through intire fule system. I dont know what a high concentration of the stuff might do to O rings and gaskets? Scotty.
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Fuel has a 60 day shelf life according to automotive websites. Regardless of the usefull life of any pertroleum fuel, when it evaporates it leaves varnish and gummy residue, which can get expensive. I use a stabilizer in everything that will sit for longer periods. I also fill fuel tanks completely full to eliminate dead air space that invites moisture condensation. I add the specified amount of stabilizer for each size fuel tank and them top it off with fuel. I then run the engine about 5 minutes to insure the treated fuel flows through the entire delivery system.
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....thought the military could get 3 years out of diesel using PowerService Products?....geof
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Just be sure you only add as much as the manufacturer recommends....I added a little more..if a little is good, a bunch is better...WRONG....had to drain the tank...

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StaBil...1-Oz treats 2.5-Gal.
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I have Stabil in everything i have all the time it is also a cleaner just do as it says on the bottle......Very good stuff !!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Barney B.:
StaBil...1-Oz treats 2.5-Gal. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>That's a very good number. I got 2.34375.
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That ścuz you used PI X Bottle Diameter and not PI X Bottle Height. LOL
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I always put Stabil in my 2 cycle gas can because it takes me a year to use a gallon. I did add it to the boat on the last time out. The boast is gone now one of my happier days. lol I do add it to the lawn mower as it not use much in winter. I also have a push mower with a mower and I just run it out. I have heard that gas is only god for a couple of months without some stabilizer.
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