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post #1 of 9 Old 09-20-2019, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel question - fill up daily?

Hello, I have noticed in the owners manual that it states to fill the fuel tank daily. Do all of you really do this?
I am assuming it is a condensation/water issue that is being addressed. We have put about 2 hours on the gator and the fuel gauge has not moved off of full and the fuel level is about 5-6 inches below filler top.

So, should I top off daily? Should I put Sta-bil in the fuel when I am done with it for the season (end of Oct)?
Is the fuel gauge a horror show to replace if necessary? Thanks in advance for your wit and wisdom. Lynsey
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-20-2019, 12:03 PM
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Dont worry too much about it, the manuals tend to be more of a disclaimer.

I have seen alot of fuel problems with gators though most of them due to bad gas, dirty gas or plainly dirt falling in the tank.

Id suggest to never let it go below 1/4 so you never suck up dirt from the bottom and do the same with all my vehicles.

Fuel additives tend to be a waste of money as long as you dont fill it with crappy gas or dirty gas.
If you dont use the gator for a while or dont use it alot just dont fill it too much.

That beind said iam working on a gator as we speak that has been returned for the 3rd time in 400 hours where the customer keeps on throwing diesel in with leaves floaty bits and dirt,
Cleaning only takes a half hour usually.

Also never had to replace a fuel gauge so that says something

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post #3 of 9 Old 09-20-2019, 05:45 PM
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I am a firm believer in Stabil. The ethanol in the gas can reek havoc on your carb in very little time.
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-26-2019, 11:29 AM
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FWIW...I am also a believer in Stabil and add it to a full tank of non-ethanol fuel at end of December when my 625 Gator is inactive in northern Wisconsin until the end of March or early April. I use the recommended long term storage ratio of Stable to fuel and not had any problems at spring start up.

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-27-2019, 09:46 AM
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I'm on board with the above posters - I use SeaFoam for the same purpose that Sta-Bil addresses !! The length of storage time will dictate how to proceed ! Up here in W Wisconsin, the fuel "recipe" supposedly changes with the seasons so I'd wait to totally fill until it gets colder and the Winter "recipe" is in the station tanks. I can't speak for other areas of the country as to recipe changes - maybe ask your local fuel sellers. Good luck. Craig
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I guess the fuel additive is more due to the fact that the u.s. has pretty bad gas in general.
Wouldnt hurt in any case
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-27-2019, 04:53 PM
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I only use non-ethanol gasoline. The problem, for some of you, is that it may not be available in your area.
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I only use non-ethanol gasoline. The problem, for some of you, is that it may not be available in your area.
You can find it but it's just not common !! Usually it's the higher octane fuels that are ethanol-free. Craig
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-29-2019, 03:15 PM
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I'm fortunate that we have three grades available here. I had a small engine mechanic (that used to work for me) to tell me years ago, that air-cooled engines run better on premium gasoline. I still buy that for all of mine, so that's what ends up going in the Gator (825i). I realize that it doesn't need the extra octane, but that's what I keep on hand.
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