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mitch
10-08-2008, 11:27 AM
Is this stuff any good? I can not find non ethanol fuel anywhere, and bought this when I saw it next to the regular stabil.


http://www.goldeagle.com/sta-bil/stabil_marine.htm

bigmac
10-08-2008, 12:25 PM
Is this stuff any good? I can not find non ethanol fuel anywhere, and bought this when I saw it next to the regular stabil.


http://www.goldeagle.com/sta-bil/stabil_marine.htm
I don't think it's a big deal either way. That stuff is probably as good as anything, although likely only a little better than nothing at all. The biggest problem with fuel storage is oxidation, and that only becomes a potential problem after about 90 days. The thing that people tend to worry about MOST these days (mostly because companies like Stabil are TELLING us we need to worry about it) is the hydrophilic property of ethanol. It's not a big deal. If you're worried about it, dump some in and fill the tank full before storage to minimize condensation, but it would take a LOT of water in a tank full of ethanol for phase separation to occur.

mitch
10-08-2008, 01:40 PM
thanks. I do store with the tank full and the stabiled gas run thru the system. I've been starting my sleds every month with the fuel that stabiled with the old red stuff and ethanol blended fuel, and so far they've fired up and ran fine. Thanks again