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Old 02-06-2013, 06:05 PM
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I use Stabil in all my stored stuff, from the scooters to the lawnmower to the generator. Good stuff. Keeps gas fresh for at least a year or so, and perhaps most importantly, helps minimize varnish deposits. The bowl in a carburetors will eventually evaporate, but of course not so with FI systems. I don't bother to disconnect the batteries in the scooters and they seem fine after 6 months.

I first heard about Stabil from a Paul Harvey radio ad many years ago, then asked about it and learned that lots of people use it. I had never heard of it before that.
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I first heard about Stabil from a Paul Harvey radio ad many years ago, then asked about it and learned that lots of people use it. I had never heard of it before that.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:40 AM
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Can you enlighten me? What is "Fast Pass?"
Fast pass was the emissions test on the rollers. The tech went through 1st gear and then 2nd. Just as he was shifting into 3rd gear, the computer flashed "Stop test due to Fast Pass." It ran/runs that clean.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:58 AM
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Good stuff thanks. I hadn't considered filling the tank, since it would seem like it would then make it harder/longer to eventually burn off the older gas. If you have a car in long term storage, and only start it periodically to get the juices flowing, then imagine how long it would take to empty that tank. Is stabil that good of a product that it could protect a tank of gas for years?
It prevents the need to burn off old gas because the gas does not get 'old' per say. It keeps it from getting gummy and leaving varnish in the fuel system. I've been putting it in all the gas that I put in fuel cans for years because you never know how long it might sit unused.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:33 AM
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I've been putting it in all the gas that I put in fuel cans for years because you never know how long it might sit unused.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:06 AM
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Good stuff. I've got a 30 year old Snapper/Tecumseh mower that my Dad bought in 1983 and gave to me about 10 years ago. I've replaced all the parts around the engine and driveline, but never opened her up or removed/cleaned the carb or used any gas treatments. Still starts on the 1st pull all summer long. :shrug:

I'll give Stabil a shot though. I bet the 40, the KTM and the mower would all like some.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:39 AM
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40, scooter, mower, weed eater, both motorcycles, and the gas cans all have sabil.

I became a believer two years ago.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:40 AM
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filling fuel tanks up for storage prevents condensate from building up on the inside during big temp changes.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:01 PM
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i've been using stabil over 20 years. used it when we stored the fiat i had in high school and later, my motorcycle, cause in illinois, you actually have to store stuff for the winter.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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So what's the difference between the regular Stabil, the Marine Stabil, and the Ethanol treatment Stabil?

The regular stuff says it provides ethanol treatment, so is the Ethanol specific treatment bottle just mo betta in counteracting the ethanol? The marine stuff sort of looks like a concentrated version of the regular stuff?
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