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Old 09-27-2012, 01:33 PM
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After living here in Wyoming for these last years. I have absolutely no problems with my small engines. I keep the tanks full on them over the winter or summer whichever they are for. I think the big problem is the "new" gas has all this alcohol in it..very bad on picking up water..BUT we have very low humidity. If it gets to 30-40% it is raining....and we really don't know what rain is. 2inches so far this year..including last winters snow. It is possible to find gasoline without the alcohol added. Especially around boating areas But I can even find it here locally. I also did find it in Md. And that is what I used in my boats. Gonna try some of that stuff you posted on though skeeter..I hate this gas with alcohol added. In fact I even have a couple of bottles of the lead additives that used to be sold for older cars with the uncoated?? valves or whatever..they needed tetraethyl lead. Stabil has always been a bit of a problem for me
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:13 AM
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Yeah, I think everybody missed the post where the OP said somebody put water in his tanks. Don't know about you guys, but I have yet to come across an outboard that would run on water. If any of you have one, I will pay handsomely for it. lol

With that said, stored the zero turn and chainsaws completely filled with gasoline over the winter, with Sta-Bil's winter recommended solution ratio, and had no problems starting any of them this spring/summer. Added a trimmer to my group of small engines. Owning a yard makes life so much fun (NOT).

Anybody hear of a competitor to Sta-Bil that is supposedly better than Sta-Bil?
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:20 AM
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There you are Fabs..LTNS..Yep I've heard of a competitor but don't know the name right this minute. I stopped at a local grocery yesterday evening and niticed on the electronic billboard that they have no ethanol in their gas.. Didin't realize it..as I mostly buy diesel there.. in fact never bought gasoline there.. I will now. Ya know ya love that yard work..It was such a dry year this summer I actually made a decision to NOT irrigate the lawn. Been puttin water on it in the last couple of weeks..and darn if it isn't turning green. Well...some is. No farmers are using that water now.. My irrigated fields look good though.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:29 AM
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Forgot to mention.. I got 3 cans of Sea Foam at a farm auction..and it is some good stuff. I put a small amount in the fuel tank of all the small engines in the spring. Don't know if it helps but I had a mantis type small tiller I got at a farm auction..no start...put some in..let it sit for a week. filled her up with gas..after about 6 pulls..runs good now. Musta cleaned the gunk out of the carb...
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There you are Fabs..LTNS..Yep I've heard of a competitor but don't know the name right this minute. I stopped at a local grocery yesterday evening and niticed on the electronic billboard that they have no ethanol in their gas.. Didin't realize it..as I mostly buy diesel there.. in fact never bought gasoline there.. I will now. Ya know ya love that yard work..It was such a dry year this summer I actually made a decision to NOT irrigate the lawn. Been puttin water on it in the last couple of weeks..and darn if it isn't turning green. Well...some is. No farmers are using that water now.. My irrigated fields look good though.
Yep, been busy with a bunch of stuff since buying this house 18 months ago. Stuff life yardwork, new furance, new AC, new water heater, cutting wood for the wood burning furance, etc. has cut into all my free time. Not to mention 2 kids with a third coming next month. Things are crazy busy around the Fabs household. lol

Great to actually be back here posting a little. Might even get to hunt a little this year.
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