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Tag Archives: Sta-Bil
How Fuel Stabilizers Preserves Your Fuel
Every now and then, I have to admit to making a mistake. Well my last one cost me about $122. This was a costly one. I had a good chain saw sitting in the garage and I had not run it out of fuel the last time I used it. It sat on the shelf too long and the gasoline evaporated and clogged the carburetor with lacquer. Anyway, I had to take it to the repair shop and have the carburetor rebuilt.
My normal procedure is to empty the fuel tank and let the carburetor run dry; I then remove the spark plug and drop a little Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinder (just a few drops). …Read More...
The two fuels that I intent to discuss today are gasoline and diesel. Both of them have advantages and disadvantages. One thing you may need to take into consideration is local fire codes. In many areas if the tank is not properly installed the fuel companies will not fill it.
Gasoline has the shortest shelf life. The shelf life varies depending on where you live and when the gasoline is refined. However, this can be extended be adding a fuel stabilizer such as Sta-Bil or Pri-G. Just follow the instruction on the container. Gasoline is arguably the most dangerous. It has the lowest flashpoint, (the lowest temperature at which it can vaporize to form an ignitable mixture in air). …Read More...