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Offline AJ

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Fuel Stabilizer?
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:43:45 AM »
Anyone use a fuel stabilizer in there lawn mower or snowblower before storing them away?

I never have, but thinking maybe I should.
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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 11:26:25 AM »
Every year , spring: snowblower, winter : lawn mowers. Just about a tablespoon will do the trick.

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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 11:28:48 AM »
How long have you been using fuel stabilizers? Seems I have only been hearing about them for the last few years.
Have fuel stabilizers been around for ever or what?
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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 11:52:00 AM »
At least 8 years, seems to me when they had lead in the fuel, it lasted for ever, no the unleaded gas they use now does not last as long. I have a chipper that I started Sunday, 1st time in 3 yrs. fired right up. I guess if your storing for over a year, use the stabilizer.

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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 01:19:56 PM »
Before the hurricane got my old outboard motor I would put some sta-bil in the tank and run some through the carbs while flushing the water pump before storing it over the winter months.
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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 08:47:48 PM »
All my gas engines when stored and been doing it for the last 15+ years. I ruined a nice mower and since then every year.

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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 10:01:59 PM »
Another tip from a friend who is a small engine mechanic is to only use premium, no-ethanol gas. But yeah, I've been using Sta-bil or Wynn's gas treatment for years. Never have any problems with mower/snow-blower/pressure washer etc.

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Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 11:04:16 PM »
Yep, I put it in my small engines every year. Never have any problems come spring.

 

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