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mlts22

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Posted: 07/05/12 03:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While I was at Lowe's picking up some Sta-Bil, there was a product right by it, made by the same people called "Start your engines!". Supposedly it does something similar to Seafoam where it gets added to the gas tank and cleans out the varnish. It also can make old, expired gasoline usable.

Anyone hear of this product, much less use it? It looks interesting, and might be useful come winter when I start boondocking again and start using my generator more often.

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Posted: 07/05/12 04:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Competition with Seafoam......as Stabil is just a gasoline stabilizer not fuel system cleaner.

Seafoam does both.


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Posted: 07/05/12 06:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mlts22 wrote:

While I was at Lowe's picking up some Sta-Bil, there was a product right by it, made by the same people called "Start your engines!". Supposedly it does something similar to Seafoam where it gets added to the gas tank and cleans out the varnish. It also can make old, expired gasoline usable.

Anyone hear of this product, much less use it? It looks interesting, and might be useful come winter when I start boondocking again and start using my generator more often.


Where does one find the expiration date on gasoline ?

Dusty

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Posted: 07/05/12 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use decent fuel like Chevron to begin with, and you may not need additives. Two year old gas in my boat worked just fine.


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Posted: 07/05/12 04:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am so satisfied with Seafoam I'll stick with it.


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I've used it, and I'll give it a glowing review I had a lawn mower that I wasn't able to start. I had tried cleaning the carburetor, and all the usual stuff, without success. Just for kicks, I figured I'd try it....and it started up on the 3 pull!

Like SeaFoam, which cleans and treats the fuel, this stuff also seems to have something that helps with the starting too. I have used SeaFoam for awhile, and also swear by it, for cleaning out the fuel systems, but for some reason, I think that SYE is a bit better for starting....while the SeaFoam is great at cleaning it out once you have it running.

Like a lot of diets, that tell you you will lose weight, if you go on their particular program, in addition to eating less, exercising more, etc.....the SYE tells you to drain the bad gas out of the engine, change the spart-plug, and some other things that would for the most part, help start your engine, so who really knows if there is magic in that can!

To me, it was worth a few bucks!! A lot cheaper than taking the engine to a small engine repair shop!


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Posted: 07/05/12 06:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using StarTron enzyme fuel treatment, it is supposed to take care of the ethanol problem in marine engines as well as stabilizing the fuel.
Actually they make so many claims it seems to resemble snake oil but it is supposed to be the latest and greatest additive everyone I know is using it and I have had good luck so far.
Anyone else tried this product?


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Posted: 07/05/12 07:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It has worked for me.

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Dusty R wrote:

mlts22 wrote:

While I was at Lowe's picking up some Sta-Bil, there was a product right by it, made by the same people called "Start your engines!". Supposedly it does something similar to Seafoam where it gets added to the gas tank and cleans out the varnish. It also can make old, expired gasoline usable.

Anyone hear of this product, much less use it? It looks interesting, and might be useful come winter when I start boondocking again and start using my generator more often.


Where does one find the expiration date on gasoline ?

Dusty

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Dusty R wrote:

mlts22 wrote:

While I was at Lowe's picking up some Sta-Bil, there was a product right by it, made by the same people called "Start your engines!". Supposedly it does something similar to Seafoam where it gets added to the gas tank and cleans out the varnish. It also can make old, expired gasoline usable.

Anyone hear of this product, much less use it? It looks interesting, and might be useful come winter when I start boondocking again and start using my generator more often.


Where does one find the expiration date on gasoline ?

Dusty


It all depends on how it has been stored.......

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