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Fuel Stabilizers

Just got done reading a long term test on fuel stabilizers. They compared all the main brands.

Fuel Stabilizer Test Update5/Final | Ben's Boat Repair

The interesting thing was Stabil...it didnt do so well. StarTron and ValvTech did very well in comparison. I use StarTron but I dont have any long term experience. They all are meant to do the same thing...keep water down and stop phase separation. It is more about keeping water from building up then removing water for none are designed to do that. Take a look at the article its pretty interesting and makes me feel like I am using the right stuff!
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I've been using Briggs and Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment and Stabilizer for the past 3 years or so with no issues. I figure they make small engines so should know what it needs. It doesn't just stabilize the fuel but supposedly has "metal deactivators" to stop corrosion.
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I've been using the Startron for several years. I swear by it. My neighbor recommended it to me. He's the mechanical genius in the neighborhood. I recommend it to everyone I can now.
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i swear by seafoam. works for me in everything i own

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I use Marine Sta-bil in the 5gal I use to fill the blower and mowers.
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.... Here we go again!
I have Seafoam™ , Startron™, Sta-Bil™ and use one of these in all my OPE fuel. Usually Seafoam and StaBil combo when storing for a while.
But you're gonna get some who will never use any type additives. Just personal preference I guess.

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Seafoam is good but doesn't do anything (that I am aware) for ethanol.
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When I repowered, I started using 93 octane fuel and I added Startron. But since last season, I started using Seafoam. I know what it did to clean out the original H-70 so I switched over. All of the gas that I will have left over will go right in to my car when the season is done. So the gas never hangs around all that long.

The Seafoam can does say, "use in Ethanol Blends"
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Seems like a very UN-scientific test to me.

Bottom line is use something, it's better than nothing. And drain the tank, carb, fuel cans at the end of the season.
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