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Post by Ian Lock » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:36 pm

I have a GTE SE6a and intend to store it over the winter from the end of November to May next year which is about 5 months.

I have come across a Fuel Additive Stabilizer called STA-BIL that claims that you don't have to drain your fuel tank when storing your car for sometime, like over the winter.

My questions are has anyone used this additive before, is it any good and can it be used when you only have a couple of gallons in the tank.

If I do use it I will run the engine to full normal temperature to ensure full circulation of mixture.

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Post by Ian Lock » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:16 am

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Post by chrisgallacher » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:54 am

Even if it works, is it worth the expense and faff for just a few months? Especially if your tank is almost empty anyway?

I think I'd just fill up with a fresh tankful next spring and drive away.


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Post by Nick » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:03 pm

Better still start the engine and get it nice and warm a couple of times over the winter. (presuming you are keeping coolant in it)


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Post by Kccv23highliftcam » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:30 pm

Sea Foam fuel and fuel system stabiliser.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:59 pm

Why bother? I would as previously suggested just put fresh in. It will mix with the old and really you will not have a problem.


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Post by Motolab » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 pm

Not a straight answer to your question, but in The Netherlands we can buy this fuel:

competition 102 ®

The octane number of competition 102 is 102 which does not contain ethanol

Before the winterstop i put that in the fueltanks of all my classics, it lasts very long (and drives very Nice too) and because there is no alcohol in it, no problems after a period of no use..

Is this competition fuel not available in the UK?

The earlyer made suggestion to run the engine ones in a while....... That is the worst thing you can do to the engine itself
Moisture will buildt up very quick trough combustion and condensation and does not disappear until you drive the engine hot for about 60miles or more....


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Post by Nigel Clark » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:50 pm

If I'm laying up one of my classics for a while, I put a small amount of 2-stroke oil in half a tank of petrol, about 100:1 ratio. Then go for a drive to mix they oil through the system.

My idea is that the oil will prevent corrosion in the tank but won't be enough to cause any problem with combustion. When I wake the car up in spring, first trip is to fill the tank with fresh fuel, diluting the oil and any old, degraded fuel remaining from the lay up.

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Post by td99 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Motolab wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Not a straight answer to your question, but in The Netherlands we can buy this fuel:
competition 102 ®
The octane number of competition 102 is 102 which does not contain ethanol
Motolab, where can you buy that?
I guess about 50% petrol stations around Eindhoven don't even have 98 octane. Luckily there's one just 500 m from my house :D


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Post by Motolab » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:07 pm

http://competition102.com/en/
Click on locations and even near Eindhoven you can find a fuelpump with 102

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Langendijk 1, Eindhoven
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Post by td99 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:51 pm

OKAY! Bedankt!


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Post by Motolab » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:49 pm

Really?? :roll: fairytales .......


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Post by td99 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:21 am

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Looks like a load of balls to me! :roll:


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:24 am

Not sure why the sellers are not in prison STILL.


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