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Hope I have this in the right place.

StarTron has had this treatment out for the marine ind. for awhile. It is made for the ethanol in gas. Now Stabil is coming out with the same treatment. I heavily recommend these treatments designed for fuels that contain ethanol as the old stabilizers do not work well with it.

Working on small engines I have seen way too many carbs. fouled with water and after a few months of no use the ethanol turns into Karo syrup just about.
 

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I do not have much experience with diesel. That will soon change with more diesel engines being used on outdoor power equip.

Right now most folks I know use PRI-D and AlgaeX. I have read StarTron has a diesel additives as well.

Some of the folks I know with diesel equipment have said that diesel does not last as long as it use to due to changes with chemicals now used to help make it burn cleaner.

I hope this helps you.
 

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I hope PRI puts out a similar product. PRI has always been superior to Stabil. It seems like our gas has ethanol added for most of the year here.
 

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Snake oil. Ethanol is blended at high RPM

Once it separates in 30-45 day, your done.

Ethanol is good for the fuel companies and the tax collectors

You get lower mileage, you use more.

Its killing the small engine industry.
 

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I've been wondering if there is a way to remove ethanol from modern gas ... distill it out or something? Separate it so that gas achieves a better storage/tank life?
 

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i feel like a noob on the stabil... dont know where to find any.
 

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Wal-Mart sells Sta-Bil, but like MikeK said above, PRI-G is widely considered to be superior to Sta-Bil. I ordered my PRI-G from one of the survival companies I used to get mylar bags from (Survival Unlimited IIRC ), but I think marine supply places sell it,too.
Our local Chevron stations ( several of them ) have all assured me that they don't use ethanol in their gas,and as of two days ago, they didn't have any of those "may contain up to 10%" decals on the pumps. I've been stroring half a dozen cans of Chevron regular with PRI-G, rotating it right at a year, and it's been fine, in my car and lawn mowers.
 

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you can find stabil at ANY auto parts store. the stuff out now is ok to use with ethanol gas.

Agreed with above posts on ethanol being trouble, your car get less mileage from it, and with it sitting in your tank for an extended period of time, very extended period mind you, its not a month, will go into a phase separation in which the ethanol will separate from gasoline much like if you poured water into oil and let it sit. The phase separation makes almost a gummy substance in between the gasoline and ethanol that can damage fuel pumps, etc. My dad has fuel samples taken from various tanks at gas stations and left in a container for a bit, and its quite a science experiment inside. We have had 10% ethanol for a couple years now up here in the north east.

Fuel stabilizer is nothing new, 100% gasoline left sitting in a tank that is exposed to temperature changes without stabilizer will have condensation making water in the tank, one easy way to handle this would be to buy a small bottle of rubbing alcohol and add it to the tank to absorb the water. Very old gasoline will also turn to a varnish substance if left sitting a while.

Stabilizer doesn't last forever either, keep that in mind.
 

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If you have milk.
It will separate the cream will sink to the bottom, the weigh to the top.
There is nothing in the world that will make it milk again.

ethanol is the cream of gasoline now.

If you stabize the fuel, the ethanol will still sink to the bottom.
If you have a carburetor, the ethanol will sink to the bottom of the float bowl, and it has a high flash point, so it wont burn.

Go out and buy some Stabil. Pour some on a paper towel. Light it on fire.
Then light a dry paper towel.

Let us all know which on burns up first. It wont be the wet one.
 

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If you have milk.
It will separate the cream will sink to the bottom, the weigh to the top.
There is nothing in the world that will make it milk again
Not sure how this relates to gasoline, but you can just shake the milk to recombine it.

Some of us remember getting or still get their milk directly from cows and not the homogenized stuff you get in stores. You shook the milk every time or you had cream covered cereal.
 

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Our local Chevron stations ( several of them ) have all assured me that they don't use ethanol in their gas,and as of two days ago, they didn't have any of those "may contain up to 10%" decals on the pumps.
I thought that was a seasonal thing. The 10% stickers have disappeared from our local pumps too, but they're always around during the winter.
 

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I thought that was a seasonal thing. The 10% stickers have disappeared from our local pumps too, but they're always around during the winter.

I've never seen them on any Chevron pumps, and I never paid attention to the season concerning the others. But if your info is accurate,then that solves the problem, to a degree, as we can simply fill out reserve cans durng the non-ethanol season. :thumb:
 
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