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-   -   Gas Stabilizer questions (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=392893)

jmv 11-29-2006 10:16 PM

I'm not going to be using my boat that often, so should I add a stabilizer to my tank to keep the gas from deteriorating? It'll be a couple of months before I fill up my tank again. Also, if I decide to use my boat more frequently will the stabilizer hinder the performance of the engine?

yosquire 11-29-2006 11:19 PM

Yes and No. <BR> <BR>While restoring old cars I've had to clean fuel pick-up lines and carbs after fuel has sat and varnished. It absolutely sucks. Varnished fuel glued through-out your fuel system will hinder performance far more than fuel stabilizer will.

boarditup 11-30-2006 9:14 AM

You will have no performance degradition with the Sta-Bil. Many people use it every fill up because their boat may set for a week or so. Your fuel, if it sets, will affect your performance due to a loss of some of the light-end VOCs.

rem_pss308 12-01-2006 2:13 AM

I have used SEa-foam for years. and it works fine. Keeps gas stabil. and keeps engine clean.

ss1234 12-01-2006 10:29 AM

In the winter I add Sta-bil, top off the tank and fog the engine. That first start in the spring kicks out a big ol cloud of smoke and I notice some engine hesitation with that first tank of fuel (stored). I always thought it was the sta-bil causing the hesitation, but based on Karl's post I guess it's just the stored fuel.

c640947 12-01-2006 11:04 AM

where can you buy sta-bil? Is it widely available or a marine specific product?

mastercraft1995 12-01-2006 11:41 AM

Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, NAPA just about any other place that sells auto parts.

jmv 12-01-2006 12:05 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I just got a 36oz. bottle of Sta-Bil at Walmart. I'll probably still ride this winter but you never know, rather be safe than sorry.


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