Winter fuel additive?

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Winter fuel additive?

Post by dlandersson » Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:05 am

Anyone suggest a good wnter fuel (87 octane gas) additive? 8)

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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by chipveres » Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:06 pm

Well, I like Sea Foam if I am running the engine or Sta-Bil for storage. But us Florida folks don't really know anything about winter.
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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by Shawnmcgr » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:56 pm

I 2nd sea foam I used in all my small motors, snowmobiles, weed Wacker, and my nissan 40 hp 2 stroke in our macgregor. I use it to stabilize over winter and periodically dump a bit in the tank to clean the fuel system.

Great stuff!

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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by dlandersson » Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:39 am

Yeah, I've used Sea Foam in the past and it says "Fuel stabilizer" on the can so I'll stick with it. Thx. 8)
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Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:56 pm
I 2nd sea foam I used in all my small motors, snowmobiles, weed Wacker, and my nissan 40 hp 2 stroke in our macgregor. I use it to stabilize over winter and periodically dump a bit in the tank to clean the fuel system.

Great stuff!

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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by Russ » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:13 am

My understanding is alcohol in the gas is a problem when storing over time.

I've come to use pure gas exclusively. Most gas stations here that use 91 octane are pure gas.

I also try to run all the gas out of line and siphon as much gas out of the tanks as possible. I hope I'm doing right.
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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:22 am

I fill the two 6-gallon boat tanks with ethanol-free gas with Stabil, and store them for emergency generator use. I also keep the generator's 5-gallon tank full, and my two 5-gallon metal 'safety cans', all with Stabil. An ice storm can really ruin your day without heat and hot water. And Netflix and Prime, though I also have an antenna in the attic as a backup. But I digress.

I run the engine out of gas, then drain the three float bowls. They have drain valves and even a couple of hoses tucked inside, just for that purpose. There isn't much else you can do as far as gas goes.
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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by mallardjusted » Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:07 pm

I love Seafoam for a "spring cleaner" in my outboards, lawnmower, and generators. But, since it has Isopropyl Alcohol in it I don't use it for storage. I use Startron with good results for that. Stabil also will work great. Here's a link on fuel additives, and they state it's best to use ones without any kind of alcohol in them ......

http://www.fuel-testers.com/is_gas_addi ... _list.html

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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by NiceAft » Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:05 pm

I have used Sta-Bil for a long time.

The fellow who has been winterizing Nice Aft for years tells me he uses this.

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He says it’s better.
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Re: Winter fuel additive?

Post by Highlander » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:55 am

Ray do u feel flushed after drinkin it ! :P :?

J 8)

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