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Fuel Treatment?

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Sta-Bil 3 15.79%
Marine Sta-Bil 1 5.26%
StarTron 0 0%
SeaFoam 3 15.79%
Other 4 21.05%
None 10 52.63%
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Re: Fuel Treatment?

I never use it in cars. It is necessary in small engines if they will be not used for several months. Gas evaporates and the resulting thicker (sludge) WILL plug the small ports in small engines. The smaller capacity, the worse the problem.

I use Stabil in the snowblower, generator, mower, weedeater, and blower during the seasons when they won't be used. I do a monthly pm on the snowblower and generator by starting and letting them run for about 15 minutes also.


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Lubrucity additive for my car, which is usually powerservice. Nothing for the bike or mower.
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Re: Fuel Treatment?

I've used Seafoam and Marvel Mystery Oil. Oddly, I tried the MMO as an experiment adding 8 oz of so to my last oil change and the Civic actually runs quieter with less clatter, especially when cold.
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Really?! What kind of gas are you putting in? It sure ain't ethanol.
Really !!!! and it is ethanol, I have no choice like most of us. Sorry to disappoint you with my trouble free experience.
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Re: Fuel Treatment?

Good thread. I picked up a used V70 for a wife. 150k odo, nothing wrong but a little spark knock. I'm guessing the previous owners ran only 87. Even with timing being retarded via computer, it's a 91+octane motor and I'm sure that's had some affect.

I'm thinking of running some cleaner through it just to make sure all is well. Suggestions?
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Good thread. I picked up a used V70 for a wife. 150k odo, nothing wrong but a little spark knock. I'm guessing the previous owners ran only 87. Even with timing being retarded via computer, it's a 91+octane motor and I'm sure that's had some affect.

I'm thinking of running some cleaner through it just to make sure all is well. Suggestions?
SeaFoam should do the trick.
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I've also had good luck with seafoam.
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I have been using Lube Control FP Plus for a few years in my highway car.

It also has Lube Control LC20 added to the oil.

When I run out I'll probably not replace my stock.
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