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Old 11-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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There are a couple of gas stations locally that sell gas that does not contain ethanol. I'd assume it's available anywhere, but it may take some searching. It's generally a little more expensive, but I buy it to use in my small engines, mowers, genny and etc. I know my mower runs much better using it. This is what I store with a healthy dose of Sta-Bil. I usually use twice the recommended amount of Sta-Bil for what I keep in storage.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:53 PM   #12
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IMO I would used sea-foam.
Also IMO its better than stabil especially when ethanol is a factor.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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IMO I would used sea-foam.
Also IMO its better than stabil especially when ethanol is a factor.
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Yes to this! I use sea foam, beginning in late October, in all my small engines and fuel cans at work.(two riding mowers, a push mower, a couple golf carts, weed eater, leaf blowers, snow blowers etc. etc. Since switching to sea foam, I've not had to clean a carb in 4 years. Before that, it was a twice a year job.
Seems to really help.
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:34 AM   #14
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I need to check out Sea Foam as well. Thank you!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:17 AM   #15
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IMO I would used sea-foam.
Also IMO its better than stabil especially when ethanol is a factor.
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I'm good with Sea Foam too. I've heard lots of good things about this product. I use Stabil because I was fortunate enough to be able to talk with one of the lead chemists at Stabil. He impressed me when he said, "whether you use Stabil or not, you better put an additive in your gas to protect your engine these days." I think the key point is that with today's gas (with or w/o ethano) you need some additive especially when storing your engine. And if you want a good research project...do some research on the web about gasoline today.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #16
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I have a 4000 watt Onan. The 1st year I had it I would faithfully run it once a month. For the last few years I have been fogging it. Then I drain the carb. It sits from October until May when it's used again. I also pull the battery and keep a smart charger on it. I also use stabil in the gas.
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For the last few years I have been fogging it.
Fogging it? I'm relatively new and am not familiar with this term.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #18
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Sea Foam and Star Tron give super results in small engine fuel storage. Youroo!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #19
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On my onan, I remove the air filter, run the engine and spray into where the air filter would sit. The engine will eventually stop running, as if it was flooded. Stabil has a fogging spray. It's not the one I use but it's an example.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #20
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...................... I know you have to run the generator every month, but the manual says to run a "full tank" through the generator every month to prevent fuel system varnishing. What?? Since it feeds off the main fuel tank, there is no way anyone would run $250 of gas through the generator every month. Very shocking!
Thank you for bringing this up..! My generator has been running for six(6) weeks waiting for the tank to run dry..!!

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I think stabil would be the best choice.
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