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Posted: 11/30/19 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mchero wrote:

I see a product up here called TrueFuel. Ethanol free. Also sells a 2 stroke fuel. Never used it but seriously considering.


I use that in my 2 stroke weed whacker all I ever do with that is run the carb dry and put it away in the winter. Never have a problem with it in the spring. Everything else gets seafoam. Trufuel is non ethanol.
Other than give cars worse gas mileage (which would negate the so called "clean air" aspect of running ethanol in your engine, and making the manufacturer's of carb cleaning products very rich, the fed subsidies for farmers... ethanol is the devil for gasoline burning engines. My own opinion is that seeing how much farmers need subsidies from producing ethanol corn, it is a ingrained business that can't go away without killing a large portion of the farming economy. but that's just my opinion

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For my small engines I use Stihl Motomox, it's mixed gas but won't hurt a non 2-stroke. It lasts two years in the tank. I just put enough in to get it to the carb and then run it out of fuel.

Didn't see it mentioned but from tests I've seen K100 does a better job than Stabil.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Not sure why you would add anything to non ethanol gas??? 87 gallons in my GlasPly Boat at the end of the season. Fires right up in the spring and runs great.

Really not sure why someone would run Supreme in EVERYTHING when it clearly is a waste of money in things that don't require it.

ATS's and sleds are all run on 93 octane per manufacturer lawnmowers and snowblower run just fine on it Sunoco 93 octane is 10% Ethanol that's the resonance for using red Stabil.


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You need a search lesson or 500.

lazy mans search results haha

You don't have to pretend you searched, just ask the question. We will all help anyway.


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Dave H M wrote:

A long time ago, seems like on here, someone posted a home grown version of Sta Bil gleaned from the ingredients from the MSDS sheet. It works for me but there is no additive specified for the Aromatic ingredient. [emoticon]


Is this what you're referring to?
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I use seafoam in the convertible when it goes into winter storage, and a bit in the 5 gallon can for the lawn mower, which I use occasion in winter to suck up leaves


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openspaces, I am not really sure about that poster's formula.

i would rather recommend asking google. As I foggily recall, I used No 1 diesel instead of the mineral oil.

I have my formula scribbled down in the barn somewhere and will post back this eve, if I can remember that long. [emoticon]

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bucky, I don't see where any of those search results compare stabil and seafoam for long term gas can storage. They talk about one product or the other, and they talk about use in a piece of equipment, rather than for storage per se. Not the same thing at all.

But I sure appreciate your comment that I "pretended to search" -- very neighborly and friendly!! That is exactly the kind of comment that will encourage forum participation. Well done, and happy holidays!


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profdant139 wrote:

bucky, I don't see where any of those search results compare stabil and seafoam for long term gas can storage. They talk about one product or the other, and they talk about use in a piece of equipment, rather than for storage per se. Not the same thing at all.

But I sure appreciate your comment that I "pretended to search" -- very neighborly and friendly!! That is exactly the kind of comment that will encourage forum participation. Well done, and happy holidays!


don't worry about them... It"s the norm anymore here to put others down, that is why we are down to less than 1 full page at times, new folks just don't come back..... I read that link as well, and other than Your original post, NOTHING comparing the 2 to each other...


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Thanks, ford truck guy. I gotta say that there has been a notable uptick in hostile commentary within the last year or so -- very puzzling. Not sure what, if anything, can be done about it.

This forum, or group of forums, is so valuable. You'd think that those of us who benefit from the advice (and who occasionally offer our own thoughts) would all want to promote usage, rather than discouraging questions and comments.

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