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    quick question , we have a number of vehicles, ( i think one or two people here are in the same situation ) and there for, are not able to do as much driving of them as they need , with result that the fuel seems to go off . i have been wondering if adding a fuel stabiliser would help with the problem , or would it create problems , what do other froggers do L

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    Hi Lyn,

    Sta-Bil does apparently work; I have heard from enough reliable Seppos to believe in it. The point most validly raised is the net cost of adding to so many tanks the size of car ones - if a gallon of the stuff is $50-odd in the US, it's going to be painfully dear this side of things. I'd love to know what is in the marine variant, as so much less is used.

    If the cars are uncatalysed, what about running them low when about to be parked up and then adding a good splash of avgas upon reawakening?

    I should use fuel stabiliser, but usually think of it at the wrong times and then fail to remember at the right ones.

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    Avgas is so easy to smell however, even in small doses, and will attract you a $10K fine.

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    Who's actually been fined?

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    Hi gsmack

    Why don't you run the tank down when using the car then get some 98 from the servo to dilute the stale fuel, a bit of mucking about but cheaper than buying fuel stabilizers.
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    Unless i'm going on a long run i don't put any more than $ 20 in the tank with multiple cars it can sit around for along time otherwise,and when i go on a run i fill it up. Premium unleaded fuels like optimax have a shelf life of about six weeks before they start to deteriorate,it also pays to buy it from a high volume selling servo, because you don't know how old it is
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