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Old 09-18-2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Fuel Stabilizer

What is the best fuel stabilizer to purchase for winter storage? Thanks.

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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What is the best fuel stabilizer to purchase for winter storage? Thanks.

Hi,

They're all pretty much the same. I've been using StaBil for years with satisfactory results.

The key here is to get the tank as empty as you can. Then go to the station and add the pre-measured StaBil before filling up to insure that it mixes thoroughly. Then, drive home allowing the StaBil to circulate through the Filter. Hoses, and Injectors.

Once home, I also use a Gas Can to then top-off the tank to eliminate as much air in the Tank as possible because during the storage period, as the temperatures vary, moisture laden air can migrate into the Tank (because the fuel expands/contracts, it will actually pull air into/out of the Tank). Later, the moisture will condense from the air inside the Tank where it can cause corrosion. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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Jim, can I use Toluene as a substitute to StaBil?
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:02 PM   #4
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Jim, can I use Toluene as a substitute to StaBil?
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No, StaBil and others is a formulation of anti-oxydants, surfactants, anti-corrosives, and moisture absorbers/dryers. Toluene doesn't have all these properties. StaBil isn't very expensive and I'd stick with that...

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