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post #1 of 18 Old 12-01-2019, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Would you add fuel stabilizer?

Good Morning, All. I am asking if I should add StaBil fuel stabilizer to my Gator now. No plans on using it until the temperatures get back up into at least April. Thanks in advance.
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Absolutely, I run it in all all my gas engines (other than the daily driver).
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Good Morning, All. I am asking if I should add StaBil fuel stabilizer to my Gator now. No plans on using it until the temperatures get back up into at least April. Thanks in advance.
ASAP !! I don't use it in vehicles I use regularly, but Gator, riding mower etc I always use SeaFoam as it has fuel stabilizer qualities as well as cleaning capabilities !! Craig
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Absolutely use a stabilizer, not a fan of Stabil though.

Also fill with non ethanol fuel.

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Id skip the fuel stabilizer and go straight to non ethanol fuel.
Fuel stabilizer helps if you wish to use it anyway but my best bet if you are storing it is to winterize it with non ethanol fuel, run it empty and drain the float bowl.

Fuel stabilizer will help but if you know youre storing it why not go the extra bit to be on the safe side?

If i see correctly you have a 6x4 so its not hard to do at all on these machines
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I lay up a 625 Gator Dec - March...I fill with non-enthanol, add Stabil as directed for longer term storage and connect up a trickle charger for the battery and confirm full antifreeze/coolant....this works for down to -25 degrees in unheated shed.

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Thank you all for your help. I will take care of this right away!
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I lay up a 625 Gator Dec - March...I fill with non-enthanol, add Stabil as directed for longer term storage and connect up a trickle charger for the battery and confirm full antifreeze/coolant....this works for down to -25 degrees in unheated shed.
625 really is a different beast as its harder to reach everything.
On a 6x4 i could take the whole gas tank and carb out in 30 minutes if i wanted.
Now thats a bit exagerated but just to make a point.
If you can dry the carb up thats always the best solution
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post #9 of 18 Old 12-02-2019, 06:37 AM
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I have used Star tron fuel stabilizer with good results in our TX gators.
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7...Input=startron
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post #10 of 18 Old 12-05-2019, 07:22 PM
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Good Morning, All. I am asking if I should add StaBil fuel stabilizer to my Gator now. No plans on using it until the temperatures get back up into at least April. Thanks in advance.
StaBil is a good product and has been around along time I have used it with good results but I do favor seafoam myself as it has additional properties that StaBil does not im in upstate New York and we both pretty much the same Winters so the choice of product is yours but I'd certainly use an additive hope this helps
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Its getting so that I use non ethanol fuel in the Gator and all my small engines year round. More expensive, yes but the headaches that come with ethanol fuel it's worth it. Just my 2 cents.
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Thank you, all for your input. I did not know SeaFoam has such a product. I looked into non-ethanol fuel. I found it as high as $30 a gallon down to $79.00 for 5 gallons. And those are old prices. Interesting alternative for sure. Thanks again!
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ye

Always use Sta bil and mid grade gas.
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.... I looked into non-ethanol fuel. I found it as high as $30 a gallon down to $79.00 for 5 gallons. And those are old....!


Holy cow where do you live? Here in Wyoming it is 3.60 gallon on the high side

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