Winter storage fuel question
I usually keep about a 50/50 mix of some 110 octane racing fuel and Phillips 93 octane unleaded. I have been using some of the Stabile fuel stabilizer during winter storage.
I have found that after sitting for a while and gas evaporates from the carb that when started the jets seem gummed-up and it runs terrible. If I keep it running until the engine is warm, but not hot, and then let it sit for a bit, the new gas seems to dissolve the residue and it runs fine again.
So my questions are: Is it the stabilizer that is gumming things up? Is there a better additive than Stabile for winter storage? Do I actually need something like that? Would a can of Heet keep any moisture out or would Heet itself cause damage sitting in the tank all winter.
Last edited by KenFro; Nov 15th, 14 at 11:51 AM.