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Old 03-20-2011, 08:58 PM
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Default STA-BIL ethanol treatment

So i absolutly despise ethanol inn our gas these days ( thank you government). but i was wondering if anybody on here has every tried the STA-BIL ethanol treatment in there truck. I buy gas at our co-op cause they dont have it in there gas but when im traveling i dont have the option not to buy gas without that shit in it. ive seen this advertised and wonder if it works. if anyones tried it let me know id like know what yoy thought?
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: STA-BIL ethanol treatment

i tried to use it in two stroke jetskis so the ethonal wouldnt f*** up the carbs but it didnt do jack....i dont know if it would be any different in a truck or not
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: STA-BIL ethanol treatment

theres lots of ethanol treatment additives out there guaranteering that they will take the ethanol out and gain power etc. not saying that sta-bil is a bad company, but i dont think that its possible to add something to the gas that removes something else completely. i used to be a small engine mechanic and we would fight bad gas and ethanol all the time. the older engines just were not designed to run on it. but you shouldnt have any problems with your 2003
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:58 AM
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sta-bil ethanol treatment isnt meant to remove the ethanol, it treats the fuel so that it doesnt go bad as quick as it would if left un treated. ethanol attracts moisture and will evaporate very quickly if left in a vented container. (like a gas tank) the sta-bil treatment is meant to prevent that from happening.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:08 AM
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sta-bil ethanol treatment isnt meant to remove the ethanol, it treats the fuel so that it doesnt go bad as quick as it would if left un treated. ethanol attracts moisture and will evaporate very quickly if left in a vented container. (like a gas tank) the sta-bil treatment is meant to prevent that from happening.
so your saying its more to help it not breakdown?
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:14 AM
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so your saying its more to help it not breakdown?
yeah
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:14 AM
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yeah
well thats why i asked the question lol. friend of mine told me it seperated the ethanol from the gas. oh well i may try it out. have you used it?
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:18 AM
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Ive used it before but not in a ranger.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:20 AM
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Ive used it before but not in a ranger.
What did you use it in? could you tell ne differnce
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:23 AM
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In a mustang. Ill ask my dad for ya. Its his car haha
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:25 AM
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In a mustang. Ill ask my dad for ya. Its his car haha
sounds good. id like to know. cause i can tell a diffence in just gas with/without ethonal in my truck i hate the shit. so i saw this stuff wondered how it workd
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:29 AM
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He said he liked everything about it besides spending another 10 bucks on treatment every time he filled up.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:32 AM
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He said he liked everything about it besides spending another 10 bucks on treatment every time he filled up.
Thats what i figued it would run me some spare $$$ that i jsut dont have casue bn im a broke college kid lol. i may try it
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:34 AM
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Try it once or twice. You have to re treat every time you fill.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: STA-BIL ethanol treatment

yea i know, thts part of the prob. lota times i dont have enough to fill it all the way up especially now when its costing me $60bucks plus to fill it up
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