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Post Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:04 pm

fuel going stale

What is a good fix for this? The truck sits round for a month to a couple months between drives. Its a v8 petrol and runs like rubbish when fuel gets a bit old. Aside from draining the tank each time which will cost lots and is a major pain to do, is there any solution to the problem? Additive? Obviously drive it more but I cant with work. Thanks.
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peterc

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Post Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Re: fuel going stale

There is speculation that Higher quality Fuel - Premium with the higher octane will keep fresh longer. Premium also has more detergent. probaly petrol looses it's octane rating and takes in some moisture over time
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Post Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:40 pm

Re: fuel going stale

I run nothing but premium in my trail bike

never gets riden and never had to dump fuel
rins good
but I dump the oil before every trip
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Post Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:00 pm

Re: fuel going stale

I use this it works in my boat witch sits for months http://www.goldeagle.com.au/fuel_stabiliser.html
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MICK77

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Post Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Re: fuel going stale

I use Stabil. It is awesome stuff.
Just pour the required amount into the tank.

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Post Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:11 pm

Re: fuel going stale

thanks i will try them out.
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Post Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:57 pm

Re: fuel going stale

If you are using ethanol unleaded this will be a problem. Stick with non-ethanol unleaded, which might mean switching to premium depending on where you live.

There's still plenty of non ethanol 91 around sydney/newcastle. That's all I use. Ethanol is ok, but only if you are using a shit load of fuel, and fill up at least once a week.

I'd avoid ethanol in small engines, mowers etc, as well as dirt bikes. Even if you regular ride, some bikes are still coming with ethanol incompatable o rings.
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