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Slap Shot wrote:


D2D wrote:


So I guess the bottom line is if you have a system that works for you there’s no reason to change!

But I’ve heard from people who know the No. 1 issue with small gasoline engines is bad gas.

I forgot to mention that I buy a small amount of new gas and add the Stabil at the end.

Draining completely and allowing your gas tank to sit empty for long periods can allow water vapor to condense which could lead to corrosion in the fuel lines, carburetor, tank and cylinders. Additionally any plastic and rubber components in your fuel system will dry out, likely become brittle and may have to be replaced prematurely.

A small amount of (fresh) gas + Stabil should prevent not only that but the gas from ‘going bad’.


Both true statements. Leaving bad gas can and will gum up the gas in the carbs and those can be a finicky bitch! I learned the hard way on a motorcycle that I needed to adjust them on with new pipes. Ended up taking it it.

I use Seafoam myself, I think both are similar in a lot of ways, but I see way more recommendations for Seafoam than Sta-bil.