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Old 10 November 2018, 14:04   #1
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Fuel stabiliser

Normally use Quik store but been reading some random American forums there was a huge debate over sta-bil and other brands of stabiliser....


So is quick storms waste of money? Is there better? Cheaper? Price seems to be higher than last time I bought some.
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Not used it in a few years due to how often I use boat but used to buy quicksilver stuff at marina, never had problems with it but no experience with alternatives.

The USA doesn't have as good a fuel as us so it is probably a little more critical for them. Although at £1.35 a litre ish it is worth looking after ours too!
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Just had a look on eBay and seen seafoam this gets talked about over there a lot, sta-bill which is the contentious one and this https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F282992013683

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F322329161460


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F351189584457

https://www.force4.co.uk/quicksilver...qr=Stabiliser&

There was one for lawn mowers £4 treats a whole gallon hardly worth bothering....... quik store lasted me a couple seasons (2 year life span once the top is off) and treats 200l so perfect for my 70L tank, I gave the rest to a mate last year rather than waste it
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I buy at halfords what ever they stock works for me never had problems
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What are they saying is wrong with stabil?
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What are they saying is wrong with stabil?
Everything from it doesnít work to it will ruin your engine (anecdotal evidence, of every spring all the ruined/gummed up/ problematic motors were ď treated with stabil last fallĒ)

Talk of VC100 and other stuff I have never heard of....
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I buy at halfords what ever they stock works for me never had problems
Didnít know Halfrauds stocked it?
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45yrs of boating I have NEVER put anything other than petrol (or two stroke mix) in my fuel tank and have never had any issues .......
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I use Archoil AR6200 in both car and boat
https://www.archoil.com/products/ar6200-fuel-treatment
Nothing spectacular I suppose but travel a lot and use petrol in different countries and petrol stations. One of the feature is "stabilise".


For me I see different problem:
1. it is better to have full tank for vinter to not have any condensation
2. when store fuel in boat tank and it has some ventilation I suppose that it loose some octanes ?


So from one point of view I prefer to have full tank from another half of it and refuel on next season with fresh gasoline (maybe higher octane)
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1 & 2 echo my thoughts....

Although I don’t worry about the car...

I guess I’ll get some quikstor when I can, hoping season isn’t over yet....
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Didnít know Halfrauds stocked it?

here you go
https://www.halfords.com/motoring/en...?istCompanyId=
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or ,,,,,https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wynns-Lea....c100505.m3226 ,,,, ;-)
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That’s much cheaper than quickstor, would the lead replacement property have any detriment to my highly strung injection marine engine that was always designed to run unleaded?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUICKSILV...MAAOxykMpTJ1Yt
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Thatís much cheaper than quickstor, would the lead replacement property have any detriment to my highly strung injection marine engine that was always designed to run unleaded?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUICKSILV...MAAOxykMpTJ1Yt
I don't know,,, just found a better price than Halfrauds for the OP
,,, but then again I use Quickleen year round (and a Quickstore in the winter months when I don't get out as often)
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Says for use on outboard engines I only use end of season with what's left in the tank
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Hmm https://www.boatingmag.com/gear/boat...el-stabilizers

Not sure how scientific that actually is....
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Interesting... all the brands scored the same for effectiveness. The only difference being the most expensive was 3x the cost of the cheapest.
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interesting the water bit having had my set up for three years and little use i stripped my fuel system down due to the engine problem all i found was a chalk like residue in the filters not massive just a dusting it didnt slow flow at all,but no water/gel at all, i do have a seperator so i can keep an eye on it though. i only started using stabilizer because my AUX on the rib had some bad fuel wouldn't start put new in all ok just carried on with it.
its daft really i never bother with my lawn mower, chainsaw, jet washer etc but then never stuck 20 miles out to sea with them.
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