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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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last month getting ready for car hibernation went to get stabil and could not find the "red" type only marine which is blue. I was told that the red does not work . I have used it for 20 years along with seafoam and have not had problems
has anyone else heard this?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 06:46 AM
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Re: stabil

I've used it for a least 15 years with no problem. I have used the red stuff, it probably works that's why they can't keep it on the shelf.

I was told the marine stuff is just that, for marine because of the oil gas mixture.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 07:48 AM
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may just be a availability, or lack of, in your area....but a few keystrokes and
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 09:46 AM
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never used it. never had any problems
my ? is, how does it work? if it collects stuff to keep from gumming parts, where does all the stuff that it collects go?
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 09:55 AM
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Do you feel that the use of Stabil should be considered when only non- ethenol gas is used?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 12:46 PM
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Re: stabil

I just use seafoam as the stabilizer on my snowmobiles every year without any issues (I prefer it over stabil). You don't need to add Stabil brand to gasoline that has been treated with Seafoam.

And if you desire to use stabil-brand, you want to use the marine stabil for ethonal gas.....not the red.
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Re: stabil

I like this stuff better myself. Most parts stores, tractor supply, or big box stores

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 06:18 PM
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I've never done research on it, but I was working as a Stihl tech while I was in college. Stihl was combating ethanol attacking the diaphragms and corn starch plugging up the tiny passages in the carbs, especially the non-adjustable EPA crap. They came out with a better mix oil which had Stabil already in it. I can't vouch for if that was the only difference or not (most likely not) but you can leave fuel mixed with that oil in the saw all year and it will not attack the diaphragms. Customers that used it quit having carb problems and my own personal equipment is now 10 years old and I have yet to touch a carb on any of them. After that I started to use Stabil in all my small engines for the winter and have 0 problems, and that is a marked difference from the year I forgot the push mower and had to clean the fuel system. That is good enough experiential proof for me.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 19, 12:46 PM
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Re: stabil

Ive used nothing but Saber 2 cycle oil from Amsoil at 100-1 mix ratio, since 1979 in my chain saws, brush cutters, weed wackers, leaf blowers, augers etc. It has a built in gas stabilizer in its formula and Ive never had to drain my gas tanks or repair mucked up fuel lines even when I was using ethanol gas 10%. Now I only use 91 octane (no ethanol) gas with my Saber.

In our winter I top off all of my 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines with fresh 91 octane gas, like in our Zero Turn Kohler twin lawn mower, with this new gas stabilizer just as insurance against winter decay of fuel.

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I have only ever used Seafoam to winterize and have never had a problem since

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I also use Sta-Bil with no problems, red color.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 19, 08:18 AM
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Iíve used the Sta-bil marine stuff for a few years. No problems. Supposed to keep fuel fresh for 12 months.

Reading up it sounds like it has more moisture protection. Has nothing to do with 2 or 4 cycle.

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