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Old 11-28-2017, 05:08 PM   #21
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Anyone know if there is a difference between Stabil 360 Peformance and Stabil 360 Marine ? Ii so, what ? Right now Advance Auto has Stabil 360 Performance on sale, $8.99 for the 10oz, buy one, get one free. So for $8.99 you get 20 oz.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:45 PM   #22
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Iowa has a lot of stations that carry non E-gas. Most Casey stations has it. It runs .30 cents higher than 10% ethanol gas.
Yes and I'm glad to be able to get it for small engines and when I put something in storage.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:47 PM   #23
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Anyone know if there is a difference between Stabil 360 Peformance and Stabil 360 Marine ? Ii so, what ? Right now Advance Auto has Stabil 360 Performance on sale, $8.99 for the 10oz, buy one, get one free. So for $8.99 you get 20 oz.
I hope it's ok since that's all I could find the day I put the pickup away for the winter. The concentration seemed to be higher and used less than the regular red stuff.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:47 PM   #24
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Anyone know if there is a difference between Stabil 360 Peformance and Stabil 360 Marine ? Ii so, what ?
I found this while looking for a difference:

"The new STA-BIL 360 line is designed to support consumers seeking ultimate performance in the automotive, boating, powersports and small engine categories. STA-BIL scientists developed these innovative products to help restore power, maximize fuel economy, prevent ethanol damage, clean the fuel system, and provide a smooth idle. STA-BIL 360 Marine offers all of these benefits and also provides better water removal for marine engines."

From this quote, I would say that it is supposed to remove water "better". And isn't water the culprit in ethanol?
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:16 AM   #25
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I would GUESS they are the same product. The automotive bottle
Is small but I would think more is sold. The marine product is
sold in larger containers but less are sold. Someone can figure how
much an once each one costs. G.M.
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:14 AM   #26
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I have a call into Stabil to find out the actual difference between the 2. Will post.
At $9.55 for 10oz., get 1 free for total of 20oz. the cost per oz is less than a 1/2 a buck per oz. or .48 cents.
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:43 PM   #27
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If you punch " pure gas " into your computer, a web site will come up indicating what gas stations by city, and state, have ethanol free gas. In Wisconsin and probably most states , premium does not have ethanol in it, but I am talking " regular. " We are lucky, in Oshkosh, we have two stations that sell non ethanol regular gas and it is only 3 cents more per gal. than ethanol. Check out " pure gas "
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:06 PM   #28
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In Wisconsin and probably most states , premium does not have ethanol in it
Never heard this before. Per the internet:

Two states in the Union, Missouri and Montana, have specific exemption to allow ethanol-free premium gasoline. So if you live in one of those two states, you can be thankful.
For the rest of us, we are faced with the unpleasant reality that the refineries are all but tied into putting ethanol in premium gas. This is because they have to use the ethanol to raise the octane level of their gasoline blend in order to satisfy the higher octane requirements of premium.

I'll do some more looking, but it sure has ethanol in it in Kansas. From a price point of view it doesn't much matter, they are priced the same.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:57 PM   #29
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I have been using ethanol in my 51 for 2 years I also add Marine sta bil &
Marvel mystry oil so far no problems,all my small engines & mowers I use
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