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Best gasoline stabilizer for LT storage ?

Post in 'The Gear' started by SmokeyCity, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. SmokeyCity

    SmokeyCity Feeling the Heat

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    I already know about Start Tron for stopping the Ethanol phase separation.

    Will Star Tron preserve real Non ETH gas from deteriorating ?

    Id like to buy about 50 gallons of high octane non ethanol gas from a station up north of me while they have it. Then add a stabilizer to keep it good for a couple years of chopping (and mowing and weed whacking etc)

    Anybody have experience with a stabilizer for long term storage of NON ETH gasoline?
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  2. 91LMS

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    I use startron for a treatment in fuel that gets used in trimmers, chain saws, generators and stuff that gets run occasionally. have seen better luck with k100 mg for long term storage.
  3. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    You'd be better off buying reg/mid/prem E10 in quantities you can use in 90 days and stabilizing it just after you get it. I've got tractors that run 1x or 2x a year that do just fine with Stabilized E10 fuel.

    The only thing that's going to keep for years is AvGas or race fuel. Drawback is both of them contain TEL (lead) and that's a no-no if any of your equipment is newer with a catalytic muffler. Ethanol or no ethanol, modern pump gas is chit.
  4. EJL923

    EJL923 Feeling the Heat

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    I just use sta-bil in all my e10 gas. I store a full tank of stabilized gas in all my seasonal equipment. My snowblower has sat for7-8 months a year for three years. Every spring, the snowblower starts first pull. For 2 stroke, i only miz a gallon at a time. I use stabilized gas for that as well. Haven't noticed any carb buildup from the ethanol.
  5. wh401

    wh401 New Member

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    I use a mix of Sta-Bil and Seafoam. Works great and I've never had issues in any of my equipment. Some of it has sat unstarted for 3+ months and it'll fire right up after that.
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    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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  7. OldLumberKid

    OldLumberKid Feeling the Heat

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    I didn't know it until a few moments ago, but according to the Stihl site, the 2-cycle oil I got with the saw (6-pack purchase a the dealer doubles the warranty, fwiw) comes with fuel stab in it.

    Who knew?

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  8. jlightning

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    After doing a carb rebuild on a snowblower, tiller, and weed whacker when using untreated gas I also started using the marine sta-bil and seafoam cocktail in my gas and haven't had any issues since.
  9. Boiler74

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    PRI-G is considered one of the better stabilizers out there. They even have a small engine version. Hard to find, but Amazon has it. My chainsaw shop sells it too.
  10. mossycup

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    Sea Foam is the only thing I put in my gas. I dump a half a bottle into my truck tank every other tank fillup of 87 or 90 octane ethanol garbage gas...at home it goes into every container for conditioning and stabilization. I never keep ethanol based gas around more than a few months. (I am waiting for the folks on The Walking Dead to wonder why their vehicles are starting and running crummy from the scavenged gas thats at least a couple years old).

    If I have to store fuel for any longer periods I am going to make the extra 15 minute drive to the station where I get my 90 octane, ethanol free gas for my saws and other 2 cycle stuff. Other 4 cycle engines get 93 octane ethanol junk treated with Sea Foam. Carbon and buildup are considerably diminished.

    Sea Foam does all that's needed, Sta-Bil is unneccesary. Sea Foam is supposed to provide stability for up to 2 years IIRC.
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  11. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    AIR,..... run the tank dry and drain the bowl on your carb.
  12. scooby074

    scooby074 Feeling the Heat

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    Stabil and seafoam is what I use for my gas.
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  13. AJS56

    AJS56 Burning Hunk

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    Sta-bil, seafoam.

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