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ccowell
05-10-2010, 03:16 PM
Anyone have a chance to use this stuff yet. I saw it on the tv yesterday and just wondering if it really works. I trailer my boat most of the time so it would be nice if I could just fill up before getting wet. I would be stoked if someone found out a way to get around this ethanol stuff.

DemolitionMan
05-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Anyone have a chance to use this stuff yet. I saw it on the tv yesterday and just wondering if it really works. I trailer my boat most of the time so it would be nice if I could just fill up before getting wet. I would be stoked if someone found out a way to get around this ethanol stuff.

I use it with every fill up. I have had no problems.

broncotw
05-10-2010, 03:41 PM
How funny.... I JUST saw this new Stab-Bil at locale sports store here in SA and was wondering the same exact thing.....

What's the difference between the regular Sta-Bil (red) and this one? I read the labels for the new one (blue) and got the idea that it was gearded more for outboards and inboard/outboards....

I use the regular Sta-Bil and cannot decide if I should make the change...

Ted

DemolitionMan
05-10-2010, 03:52 PM
Marine Formula STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment & Performance Improver contains DOUBLE the corrosion preventers and more than FOUR TIMES the fuel system cleaner than in Regular STA-BIL to prevent against corrosion and deposit build up in Marine Engines. Use AT EVERY FILL UP to protect your boat or other marine equipment from the damaging effects of Ethanol in the marine environment.

broncotw
05-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Very cool! Great explaination DemolitionMan.......

DemolitionMan
05-10-2010, 04:11 PM
Very cool! Great explaination DemolitionMan.......

Thanks straight off the web site.:D

russlars
05-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Put the blue Stabil in my boat before layup last fall. All I can say is that it started up without any issues last weekend and ran great as usual. Previously I always used the red Stabil and had no issues with it either.

Sodar
05-10-2010, 05:51 PM
BigMac to the white courtesy phone. BigMac, call on line 3.

Snake oil. PT Barnum would be proud of these companies.

Anti-oxidant properties of gasoline stabilizers may be of some benefit for gasoline being stored for more than three months, but they really don't help with octane loss, and I am inclined to think that the whole anti-gum, anti-varnish business is just hype, especially in fuel injected engines. As to ethanol, fuel additives will do NOTHING to help you with any ethanol problems, real OR imagined.

Throw in some Sta-Bil, or Sea Foam, or K-100, or whatever will help you sleep at night while your boat is out sitting in the garage waiting for spring. I doubt that it makes any difference what you use, and probably doesn't matter if you use anything. OTOH, it probably won't hurt anything, so.....

Jim@BAWS
05-10-2010, 06:08 PM
We go a step beyond STABIL

Try this

http://www.ethanolrx.com

http://www.sentrytreatments.com/


We have had GREAT SUCESS with these products

Jim@BAWS

rd1900
05-11-2010, 08:54 AM
Why would you put any additive in a regularly used tank? Do you put it in your car with every fill up?
All of this stuff is totally worthless (with the exception of use for long-term storage). Modern fuels and oils are so highly engineered, none of this is necessary.
Remember, Stabil is in business to sell Stabil. So do be surprised that they recommend that their product be used with every tank of gas.
For everyone who has had great success with these products, what is your reference?

Thrall
05-11-2010, 09:03 AM
My opinion........not needed at every fillup, just for storage or layup. I've used seafoam for a long time. It (or stabil) WILL keep the fuel from going rotten over long layups.
Evidence: I've burned down a couple sleds with old gas that was not treated, learned my lesson meny years ago. Never leaned out a cyl since I've been draining/stabilizing the remaining fuel. Weed eater started right up last weekend with the stabilized gas in it from last Sept/Oct. OTOH, every time I visited my mom, I had to take apart the carb on the chainsaw and clean it just to get it running from the old gas sitting in it.
Bigmac don't agree and 4 stroke engines are less susceptible to major damage from degraded fuel than 2 strokes, but injectors clog just the same.

TMCNo1
05-11-2010, 09:37 AM
Why would you put any additive in a regularly used tank? Do you put it in your car with every fill up?
All of this stuff is totally worthless (with the exception of use for long-term storage). Modern fuels and oils are so highly engineered, none of this is necessary.
Remember, Stabil is in business to sell Stabil. So do be surprised that they recommend that their product be used with every tank of gas.
For everyone who has had great success with these products, what is your reference?
My opinion........not needed at every fillup, just for storage or layup. I've used seafoam for a long time. It (or stabil) WILL keep the fuel from going rotten over long layups.
Evidence: I've burned down a couple sleds with old gas that was not treated, learned my lesson meny years ago. Never leaned out a cyl since I've been draining/stabilizing the remaining fuel. Weed eater started right up last weekend with the stabilized gas in it from last Sept/Oct. OTOH, every time I visited my mom, I had to take apart the carb on the chainsaw and clean it just to get it running from the old gas sitting in it.
Bigmac don't agree and 4 stroke engines are less susceptible to major damage from degraded fuel than 2 strokes, but injectors clog just the same.

As previously posted, it's not just the kind for storage and layup, but for use with Ethenoil enhanced fuels,

http://www.goldeagle.com/images/logo-marine-STABIL.jpg (http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/products.aspx#marine_formula) Marine Formula STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment & Performance Improver contains DOUBLE the corrosion preventers and more than FOUR TIMES the fuel system cleaner than in Regular STA-BIL to prevent against corrosion and deposit build up in Marine Engines. Use AT EVERY FILL UP to protect your boat or other marine equipment from the damaging effects of Ethanol in the marine environment.
Visit "The 411 on Ethanol" (http://www.goldeagle.com/engine_care/411onethanol.aspx)page for everything you need to know about the Ethanol in your fuel!

Sodar
05-11-2010, 09:57 AM
As previously posted,

http://www.goldeagle.com/images/logo-marine-STABIL.jpg (http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/products.aspx#marine_formula) Marine Formula STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment & Performance Improver contains DOUBLE the corrosion preventers and more than FOUR TIMES the fuel system cleaner than in Regular STA-BIL to prevent against corrosion and deposit build up in Marine Engines. Use AT EVERY FILL UP to protect your boat or other marine equipment from the damaging effects of Ethanol in the marine environment.
Visit "The 411 on Ethanol" (http://www.goldeagle.com/engine_care/411onethanol.aspx)page for everything you need to know about the Ethanol in your fuel!

Of course they are going to tell you to use it at every fill-up! They would be dumb not to! $$$$$

TMCNo1
05-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Of course they are going to tell you to use it at every fill-up! They would be dumb not to! $$$$$

I know, I know, I attended the Bigmac school of slippery marketing and have stock in the parent company. I need some good dividends on my investment and will do what I can to make it happen. Ya wanna buy some Soap-on-a-Rope!

broncotw
05-11-2010, 10:29 AM
Very informative...... Thanks guys....

Sodar
05-11-2010, 10:41 AM
I know, I know, I attended the Bigmac school of slippery marketing and have stock in the parent company. I need some good dividends on my investment and will do what I can to make it happen. Ya wanna buy some Soap-on-a-Rope!

I have 50 gallon drums of snake oil out back. You want some? :D