ethanol fuel stabilizer


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TwoTone Trike
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ethanol fuel stabilizer

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:42 am



Has anyone heard of or used Lucas safeguard ethanol fuel stabilizer? I'd like to try it but would feel better doing so if I had some feedback on it.



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Re: ethanol fuel stabilizer

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Has anyone heard of or used it. Anyone, anyone. Hello is this thing on.

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Re: ethanol fuel stabilizer

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:05 pm

Haven't heard of, or used it, until I just looked it up on the web. From their description, it sounds more of a fuel system cleaner than a stabilizer, and no statement of its stabilization effectiveness.
What were you trying to accomplish ?
I have used Sta-Bil brand fuel stabilizer in both the Storage and Marine versions. In both cases it is for the stabilization of the fuel for storage purposes. I use it in 5 gallon storage jugs for keeping around the house, In 1 gallon jugs for use with 2-cycle lawn tools, and the Marine version in an 85 gallon boat tank for a 2-cycle 150hp Mercury marine engine. It has always lived up to its claims. The boat has sat for months, to a year or even more, and with the addition of some fresh fuel mixed with the old (hedging my bets), the engine starts up and runs with no issues. The Marine is the BLUE version, and has a much higher dilution ratio (1oz./10gallons) than the Storage PINK version (1oz./2.5gallons).
I use the PINK for gas storage in jugs. I can tell you from experience that 2 stroke engines in particular, are very sensitive to oxidized fuel. The Stabil keeps it viable for at least a year when used in small engines. The same is true of 2 stroke outboard engines. They DO NOT like old fuel, but the BLUE Marine version has stemmed any issues I had in the past with bad fuel after extended storage.
It may have some cleaning properties like the Lucas, but its primary purpose is fuel stabilization. I think Seafoam makes a better product for cleaning fuel systems if that is your goal.

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Re: ethanol fuel stabilizer

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Thanks for the info. From what I read it also helped in preventing varnish and also rust. But my primary objective is for winter storage. I think I will stick with the sta-bil. Thanks again for the reply. Tony



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