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Thread: FUEL STABILIZER-Just a Reminder

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    Default FUEL STABILIZER-Just a Reminder

    Not being sure how much I might utilize the outboard, I went by and purchased some Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer to add this morning. How many utilize this or another fuel stabilizer?
    Mechanic said that stored fuel deteriorates in 60 days causing potential varnish deposits to build up in engines.
    Might be a consideration if you are not sure about using the outboard for several months now that winter is upon us.

    Good Fishing,
    Mud-Dabber

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    When ever I mix more fuel for my outbord I put in Stabilizer with the oil. That way I don't have to worry about it.



    Dave in currituck n.c.
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    Default Sta-bil

    My 115 sits covered for 6-7 months every summer. I have been using sta-bil
    for several years and have had no problems.
    Joe







    Quote Originally Posted by Mud-Dabber
    Not being sure how much I might utilize the outboard, I went by and purchased some Sta-Bil Fuel Stabilizer to add this morning. How many utilize this or another fuel stabilizer?
    Mechanic said that stored fuel deteriorates in 60 days causing potential varnish deposits to build up in engines.
    Might be a consideration if you are not sure about using the outboard for several months now that winter is upon us.

    Good Fishing,
    Mud-Dabber

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    This makes me ask a question. What about not burning out all the gas in your tank between fishing trips periodically. I have never let my boat get below half a tank, I always top off on every fishing trip. Should I from time to time run the tank empty and then refill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crappieseeker
    This makes me ask a question. What about not burning out all the gas in your tank between fishing trips periodically. I have never let my boat get below half a tank, I always top off on every fishing trip. Should I from time to time run the tank empty and then refill?

    No do not run it empty, having the tanks full will keep moisture from forming inside tanks.
    Ted
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    Default Running out gas.

    I do not keep a full tank of gas and do not run the gas out of the motor.
    This has been working well for me.
    Joe




    UOTE=TAE73]No do not run it empty, having the tanks full will keep moisture from forming inside tanks.[/QUOTE]

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    Default Have not used it yet with no problems

    My boat sit's idle more in the hot summer months than it does in the winter months.
    I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin' and hook up with them later.

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    Mine never sits for over a month. If it sits close to a month, I take it out and fish/ride for a day, then get ready for the next trip. Used the sta-bil in an old 9.5hp I had borrowed and never had any problems.
    Catch and Release: Catch the slabs and Release the little'uns

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    I'm with Tahoe 50. I run sta-bil in every tank.

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    I don't use sta bil anymore in my outboard. I use Sea Foam. It does the same thing plus keeps carbon from building up. I read several outboard forums and have never heard anything bad about it. Its fantastic for your car/truck too.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas

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