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Whole bottle of Stab-il in gas tank.

I told my niece to go to the gas station and fill up the 2-gallon jug full of fuel and add stab-il. She's a valedictorian so I assumed she would read the directions, she did not. She added the whole bottle of stab-il.

When I ran the engine, exhaust had a very pungent odor. I've noticed a slight engine power loss at full throttle(full engine power at half-throttle???)

Will this damage my engine?
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Will this damage my engine?
You are as much at fault as your niece my friend, as you might have asked where the Sta-bil bottle was upon her return?
That being said you have to drain all the snow blower's gas out carb and tank. Now I didn't read the Sta-bil ratio but if you calculate it backwards you can find the amount of gas you need to add or simpler discard safely by adding 1/2 a gal to a full tank to car gas tank at a time then restart with the correct ratio this time. Good Luck

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I'm guilty, too! Day ruined!!!!!
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I'm guilty, too! Day ruined!!!!!
your niece sounds like my brother, when he got his snowblower I went over with a bottle of stab-il, an old table spoon and a 3.2oz bottle of two cycle oil and a quart bottle of two cycle oil for his toro ccr 2450.. the empty 3.2oz bottle is his measuring cup for oil and the table spoon is the amount of stab-il to add. to his one gallon gas can

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I add mine before I go to the gas station, maybe that would have been better for you to do.
Too late now.

Do what Normex said and start all over.

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It shouldn't do any damage other than maybe soot up the spark plug. It's like running it with too much oil.
You can too it into a car and burn it so it won't go to waste but I'd start from scratch on a new batch for the blower.
I'd run it with what you have and just check the plug when you need to fill it again.

Like Big Ed, I put it in the can before I head to the gas station.

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Not sure how old your niece is. Seems about the same age as my kids. The one's that passed all grades with no one left behind BS.
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Run it!!! Before you know it, the tank will be mostly empty and you can gas it up.

On the other hand, gas is cheap these days....

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Run it!!! Before you know it, the tank will be mostly empty and you can gas it up.

On the other hand, gas is cheap these days....
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