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    Wal Mart has Sta Bil for $4.44 8oz. Treats 2.5 gals.
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    I think it is 1oz of Stabil per 2.5 gals, so 8 oz would treat 20 gallons.
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    That is what i thought until I read the label
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    I don't have a bottle with me, but that sounded like too much so I looked it up on their web site: http://www.goldeagle.com/sta-bil/faq...t=sta-bil&ID=3

    Under the FAQ for how much to use it says:
    How much STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer should I add to fuel?One ounce of STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer for every 2- gallons of gasoline, gasoline/oil mixtures, or ethanol blends is the recommended dosage level.

    The label may have a typo or be poorly written.

    It also says the earlier you add it the better. I.e. if like me you have not added it yet, it will not make 3 month old fuel new, but it will slow down further aging of the fuel. The good news is fuel is much better today than it was 15-20 years ago. But as I have learned from my motorcycles, if you let the fuel (without Stabil) dry up in the bowls, nasty stuff will be left behind. I have never used Stabil, but I am going to try it this winter in the boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robf15e View Post
    But as I have learned from my motorcycles, if you let the fuel (without Stabil) dry up in the bowls, nasty stuff will be left behind. I have never used Stabil, but I am going to try it this winter in the boat.
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    You will also get the natsies with Stabil....just not as much varnish. The best bet is to drain your fuel bowls. The biggest problem is with moisture. So keep a full tank to reduce condensation.

    I do not use Stabil at all. I fill everything with fuel and fog/run my engines with an extra, extra rich mixture (20:1) of synthetic 2 stroke. I no longer have carbs so no need to drain down the fuel systems.

    Our temps, low humidity and small temp change from night to day (Anchorage) goes a long way to keeping our fuel decent during storage. Also keeping it out of the sun also helps a bunch.

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    Schucks (sp) Had it for some thing like 3.49 or around there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupont Spinner
    I no longer have carbs so no need to drain down the fuel systems.
    My fuel injected outboard requires draining the vapor seperator.

    I also drain the under cowl fuel filter and fuel lines.

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    I just bought StaBil at Deweys. 32oz. Label says 1oz will treat 2.5 gallons so the whole bottle will treat my 80 Gallons. $16.cc
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    DMan are you done for the season boating?
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    Gary,

    I think so... Wanted to make one more trip but I am headed deer hunting (not on my boat) in a few weeks for 8 days. To many pre-snow chores to do before then. Sad thing is my boat hasn't been on the water since August 10th (I have been hunting allot though!! And building a deck.....)
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    Personally I think using this is simply a waste of money. I used to use it till I noticed a red residue in one of my atv gas tanks years ago.
    We have most of the Alaskan big boy toys that sit around unused for most of the winter and for the last 8 years none of them have suffered any "fuel related" issues.
    Just make sure the gas is fresh before the end of the season and you will be fine come spring.
    However, if any of the toys you have have carbs instead of fuel injection I would just drain the bowls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Gary,

    Sad thing is my boat hasn't been on the water since August 10th
    I have had mine in the water since Sept 8.. Aug I was in Africa so that month the boat did not see the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    Personally I think using this is simply a waste of money. I used to use it till I noticed a red residue in one of my atv gas tanks years ago.
    We have most of the Alaskan big boy toys that sit around unused for most of the winter and for the last 8 years none of them have suffered any "fuel related" issues.
    Just make sure the gas is fresh before the end of the season and you will be fine come spring.
    However, if any of the toys you have have carbs instead of fuel injection I would just drain the bowls.
    I agree. Fresh fuel in the fall will be fine in the spring.

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