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Unicorn Driver 11-02-2020 04:59 AM

Question about Stabil
 
Hi,

Today I got to drop of my MH for winter storage. The storage is 1/2 a mile from the only gas station that's accessible to me in the area for me to top up.my tank and add stabil. I could add the stabil at home and drive the 4 miles to the gas station (tank is half full).

How long do I need to drive for to get the stabil in to engine? Also how long will I need to run the generator for?

Coach is gas.

Thanks,

Winemaker2 11-02-2020 05:28 AM

I would add it at home and drive the 4 miles with the gen running. A few stop & goes will help mix it up some even before adding more fuel.
1/2 mi doesn't take very long and you want the treated fuel throughout the system not just in the tank.

JMonroe 11-02-2020 05:50 AM

X's 2

Unicorn Driver 11-02-2020 06:05 AM

Thanks both, I appreciate the quick replies.

I will add the Stabil at home and run the generator.

lonfu 11-02-2020 06:30 AM

Don't use it, it will foul you fuel injectors or carburator.

Unicorn Driver 11-02-2020 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lonfu (Post 5505198)
Don't use it, it will foul you fuel injectors or carburator.

Please explain.

charliez 11-02-2020 06:42 AM

It's never hurt anything I've used it in and I've used it for a long time.

Unicorn Driver 11-02-2020 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charliez (Post 5505209)
It's never hurt anything I've used it in and I've used it for a long time.

I have used it for 5 years without an issue.

Unicorn Driver 11-02-2020 08:37 AM

Hi all,

That's the coach attired for the winter.

Thanks for the help,

chunker 11-02-2020 09:06 AM

Along with that make sure the Stabil isn't to old. My GF's late husband collected stuff and when he did, he got lots and jumbo sized. There were several bottles of Stabil, several years old. Dark red in color. Well beyond the recommended 2 year shelf life for unopened bottle.

Crasher 11-02-2020 09:20 AM

Depending on what climate a gas vehicle is stored in has an effect on fuel quality. We store a car in WI from Oct to mid May with no stabilizer added to the fuel. Never an issue with the fuel system in 15 years when put back into service. I don't add anything the the riding mower either. Fuel stays more stable in a cold climate. On the other hand, we store our boat in AZ from Mid May to Oct with Star Tron Enzyme added to the fuel. I stopped using Stabil several years ago and switched to Star Tron at the advise of my marine dealer. He claimed that the Enzyme did a better job. @ 110-120 degrees, untreated fuel could turn stale in 6-7 months.

Unicorn Driver 11-02-2020 09:22 AM

I did not check the dates but purchased them last week. Will go check the bottles.

MSHappyCampers 11-02-2020 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unicorn Driver (Post 5505350)
Hi all,

That's the coach attired for the winter.

Thanks for the help,

So whose advice did you take? :D

Goodspike 11-02-2020 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unicorn Driver (Post 5505429)
I did not check the dates but purchased them last week. Will go check the bottles.

It's from date the bottle is opened, so write the date you opened it on the bottle.


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