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A few teaspoons of gas line anti freeze?

A friend of mine mentioned that his snowblower using buddies all recommend using a few teaspoons of gas line anti freeze in your tank. Sounds right. Anything to recommend against it?

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Unless your using old summer fuel, you won't have to add anything. Even then, unless it's - 40 or so you won't have to worry

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Unless your using old summer fuel, you won't have to add anything. Even then, unless it's - 40 or so you won't have to worry

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I believe his/their contention was that you often get a little water in the gas directly from the gas station. I was blowing snow in -26 celsius recently....I'm thinking that might be cold enough.
In anycase I've been meaning to pickup a bottle of that K100 stuff after seeing Donyboy recommend it.

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I believe his/their contention was that you often get a little water in the gas directly from the gas station. I was blowing snow in -26 celsius recently....I'm thinking that might be cold enough.
In anycase I've been meaning to pickup a bottle of that K100 stuff after seeing Donyboy recommend it.
Well it definitely wouldn't hurt.
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i don't worry about gas line antifreeze. i usually just keep fresh gas on hand. never had an issue yet.

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You need to check your regions fuel setup. Many cold areas go to a winter blend that has Ethanol in it for emissions purposes. If you get your fuel in the winter you are covered.

It also works as picking up some water (a slug will not be removed) and for a carburated machine its a carb ice preventer.

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K100 can make sense for those who leave their snow blowers in below freezing conditions. However, K100 will eliminate water equal to itself and it's not likely a snow blower gas tank will have a few teaspoons of water.
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I use ethanol free gas year around with no additives and have zero problems. My snowblower is kept in an unheated garage and I've blown snow in sub-zero (fahrenheit) conditions.
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There used to be a product called "Dry Gas" mostly alcohol. Since they have been putting methanol in the gas, I don't see it around anymore.
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I'd use a little fuel stabilizer to combat water . Gas has alcohol, you don't need more .
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