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Old 06-26-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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I Made The Mistake Of Not Turning On The Generator For About 2 Months And The Gas Got Contiminated At The Genrator Resevior.
It Would Not Start. I Called The Shop And Asked What It Would Cost For A Tune-up, The Shop Said $100, If The Tune Up Was All It Needed.
My Friend Came Over And Cleared The Gas Line And Squirted Carb Cleaner In The Carb And Got It Going For Me.
The Morale Of The Story Is To Start Your Generator About Every 2 Weeks.
Put Some Gas Addative In The Main Tank To Keep The Gas Clean And Save Yourself A Few Dollars.

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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That is all good advice. I had mine sitting outside all winter in Missouri. I put stabil in there. Started it about every month and it did fine. I put stabil in my gas can for all my gear through the winter and it seemed to keep the gas fresh and everything running.

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Old 06-27-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Big fan of Stabil here as well. I run it in my gas year round for the genset... unless burning lots of fuel one weekend.
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:32 AM   #4
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StaBil is wonderful stuff.
It does have a shelf life so I always put a date on the bottle
when I open it unless I'm gonna use it all.
We used it in our boat gas tank which sat for 6-8 months each year
and always had fresh smelling gas in the spring.
One year I didn't use it and the gas had a definite bad/old gas smell
and the boat ran lousy until we ran most of it out and got a fresh tank.
I never skipped the stabil after that.

The key here is to put fresh stabil in a tank of fresh gas.
If either one is old, you are not going to get as good protection.

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Old 06-28-2008, 10:54 PM   #5
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Great Advise. one thing to remember and those of us with quads can tell you that if you are going to go longer than a couple of weeks run some stabil thru the system and drain out the gas. We do this all the time with the bikes, saves us the time of cleaning the carbs. Todays gas goes bad fast. You can also smell bad gas..oops sorry no pun intended.
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