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Stabilizers for Gasoline

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    PRIG or PRID for storage and reactivation.. Seafoam for regular cleaning of injectors and carbs
     
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  4. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I only use Sta-bil Marine formulation - it is supposed help with the crap ethanol.
     
  5. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    I just rotate the couple cans I have. No long term storage.

    But I would buy non-ethanol gas if I was going to store gas for over a couple months, then add one of the addatives.
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just started using Sta-Bil, but I'm not sure I have enough experience with it to "recommend" it yet. We'll see.
     
  7. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    This time of year I fill up my 10 cans with only Non-Ethenol fuel and add Sta-Bil. I also drain and put fresh gas in the generator with Sta-bil in it. I also keep them full al summer but use the fuel in the mower and toys. While Non-Ethenol is more expensive, it is worth it for stored fuel.
     
  8. tfbit

    tfbit Eugene, OR Active Member

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    I run non-ethanol in the family boat. It and a couple of gas cans spend the winter in the garage and storage shed, full and sta-bil-ed.

     
  9. tashworth1

    tashworth1 oregon McMinnville area Active Member

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    just a note, do your own research but "100 low lead" aka as av gas is only about a dollar more per gal than super. i keep it well over a year and has not gone bad on me yet. however it is a little "thicker" so if your running to lean already the engine will run to lean so you need to install larger jets in the carb. that is the most basic info i can give you, i know this is a firearm site not a motorhead site, so if your not a motorhead or do not know about jetting enter with care.
     
  10. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Where are you guys getting your non-ethanol gas?

    I think marina gas at the fuel dock in non-ethanol due to the fuel tank problems but it's spendy!
     
  11. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    We have in several Mom & Pop stores that have pumps and at one of our Pacific Prides.
     
  12. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    Marine stabil is the best... My year old gas in the boat fired up like it was fresh...
     
  13. Mr. Ben

    Mr. Ben Snohomish Co. Active Member

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    I've been using Sta-Bil for a few years, haven't had any issues with the fuel out of my can.
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you use, do not add more than the suggested amount, it can be counterproductive.. also if reviving fuel, stirring or sloshing it about a bit first, helps, as well as a short wait for it to work
     
  15. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    1+ Sta bil Marine
     
  16. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I use to use Stabil, used very successfully for many years, then I was told by the local repair guy who everyone uses for 50 miles around to use sea foam I have used it now for 6 years with great success. I highly suggest it be considered, Sea Foam Sales Company
     
  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Had a neighbor that couldn't start his RV.Another DA neighbor was trying to help. I gave them a half a can of sea foam.Told him to keep 3 tablespoons for the carb and dump the rest in the tank.
    Now they had been at this for at least an hour.
    Started up instantly and kept running.
    I suggest bot all the time
     
  18. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    I recall reading somewhere that sea foam is essentially diesel, naptha, and isopropyl alcohol
     
  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    StaBil and ethanol free gas.
     
  20. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Laurel Valley Store 8 miles south of Hillsboro sells non ethanol gas, but be prepared to pay an extra $2 gallon.