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Gas Stabil or not?

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    Gas Stabil or not?

    My 02 hawk spends 98% of its life under car cover in my garage.I have turned just over 4000 miles.So, my question is about gas stabalizer.Anyone use that stuff?I just don't like the idea of adding stuff in the gas?

    Any thoughts?

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    if its sits that much i would use it, i used to put it in ever time i filled up b/c it takes me weeks to get through a tank of gas

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    I use it when my car goes into storage.

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    I use it too....including all of my yard equipment and jet ski.

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    I use it every time I put my car into storage Which unfor happens way too often
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    use it once a year....the saddest day of the year when my car goes by by for the winter.

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    It's more important for 2-strokes...but yeah, go ahead and put it in there if the gas stays in it for a while w/o use.

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    I've used it the last couple of years for winter storage. No problem. I usually run it a couple of times during the winter months. Got a battery tender this year and not planning on firing it up.

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    I have used it for years with no issues. I'm not sure how much it helps, but it is cheap enough to warrant even a slight amount of protection from moisture and varnish.

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    My car sits in the garage as much as the OPs car. I have always been afraid to use it

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    Well if you dont use it then the gas will varnish up and clog up your fuel line and wont let you start up you car in the spring. IMO full tank and add staibl as directed..
    i use it all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alero5.7liter View Post
    Well if you dont use it then the gas will varnish up and clog up your fuel line and wont let you start up you car in the spring. IMO full tank and add staibl as directed..
    i use it all the time.
    My car has had no problems- I put 2000 miles on it in 4 years. If it doesn't hurt anything I should prolly add some though.

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    Like I said b4, it's more important for 2-strokes b/c a lot of them have fuel tanks that are openly vented to the elements, and the ethanol in 2day's gas absorbs water which stabil helps prevent. It won't "hurt" anything to use it....only helps.

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    I went ahead and bought some Sta-bil. The only concern I have to adding anything to the fuel is the O2 sensors getting messed up. I had a bad spark plug one time and thought I had gotten some bad gas-so I put some octane boost(the $7 kind) in my tank and it made the o2 sensors turn a bluish color.

    If all of you guys use it with no issues should be fine. I guess I worry a bit too much.

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