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Old 10-11-2015, 02:03 PM   #1
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How long can I use premium gas(no ethanol) that's had stabilizer added?
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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stabilizer, i believe. mentions storage. try the fuel, if necessary dilute with new gas.
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I "think" that during storage, it helps to keep the tank FULL??
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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I have had it work in my 8N tractor that was stored for over a year in an unheated shed . It started right up and ran fine. I run a zenith in my tractor.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:55 PM   #5
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Like Bill said... full tank for storage. If not full I would make it totally empty.
I think that fuel without ethanol will last in storage a surprisingly long time as long as the tank is full. I wouldn't bother with adding a stabilizer just for one winter season with a full tank that does not have ethanol.
As far as using a premium grade gasoline it is not necessary. The higher octane premium gasoline is only needed with a high compression engine to prevent pre-ignition (knocking). Your A does not need it nor does it probably like it.
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Old 10-11-2015, 07:24 PM   #6
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Dave, thanks for responding. I know hi octane is wasted on a Model A, but the only alcohol-free gas around here is Shell premium.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:34 PM   #7
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I stored a modern car for 2 1/2 years with a full tank of premium ethanol-added gasoline and a bottle of Sta-Bil, and it was still good when taken out of storage. Ran fine, and I burned almost all of that tankful before I added fresh fuel.

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I stored a modern car for 2 1/2 years with a full tank of premium ethanol-added gasoline and a bottle of Sta-Bil, and it was still good when taken out of storage. Ran fine, and I burned almost all of that tankful before I added fresh fuel.

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My Dodge Dakota sat with a full tank for a year & a half & it still smelled fresh. Once a week it was run for a short while, to keep the battery up & to keep the fuel pump WHIZZING.
The closed venting system probably helped. I "wonder" if it would help on a Model A, to put plastic wrap on the neck, then put the cap on, to help keep moisture out???
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:26 PM   #9
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I use only ethanol free Shell Premium in the collector cars. Each is topped right up before storage and no stabiliser added. Did use stabiliser one year a while back, and had a heck of a job starting them all up. Even the lawnmower gave trouble.
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Non-ethanal fuel is supposed to last for at least a year.

I've had Stabil go bad, it doesn't last long. I'm a Sea-Foam guy.
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:42 PM   #11
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My Dodge Dakota sat with a full tank for a year & a half & it still smelled fresh. Once a week it was run for a short while, to keep the battery up & to keep the fuel pump WHIZZING.
The closed venting system probably helped. I "wonder" if it would help on a Model A, to put plastic wrap on the neck, then put the cap on, to help keep moisture out???
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your very lucky pop, get that crap out of there even if you have to let it idle in front of the house for a week
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your very lucky pop, get that crap out of there even if you have to let it idle in front of the house for a week
Thanks for your concern, My Man, I "rented" it to Perla for a week & she burned it up!
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