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    seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by Admin on Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:25 am

    Sunday i had a telephone conversation with a small engine guy--he has some riding mowers and i wanted to check a price--real slick john deere--price was fair but, i was just window shopping--ended up talking about small engines and their up keep and maintenance

    couple of items i hadn't heard of or didn't know--wondering if anyone else has heard this

    the gas stabilizer won't work with gas that has any ethanol in it--he said use seafoam and be sure to use a gas line shut off valve on anything with a carb---or run it out and drain it

    another is that any of these lawn mower/tractors etc now have plastic cams in them and about 300 to 350 hrs is all u will get

    i had already put shutoffs on the riders and tiller, along with inline filters, and per mr CJ have been boosting the octane to premium level(since ethyl is a thing of the past, at least at our local c store)

    i am in the process of plumbing in line stops on all of our carbed vehicles--if they don't get started and run every week, it just turns into a major issue--stale gas--even with stabil added --then fouled plugs and on and on

    anyway--that's all i had


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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by spartman on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:16 am

    So a feller pays 1000 bux for a new rider and the damned thing has a plastic camshaft in it?

    No wonder the neighbours are always getting new mowers......


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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:51 pm

    The Starbrite StarTron elininates the ethenol effects and keeps the fuel good for two years. It also cleans up gum and varnish. I used to use marine stabil but that crap just gums up a carb fast
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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by Admin on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:14 pm

    thanks Mr C

    here's a link

    http://mystarbrite.com/startron/

    gonna have to find a local dealer


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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by willowbilly3 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:46 am

    I use the Seafoam too.Another trick for seldom used engines is av-gas. It keeps a lot better. I see a big difference in engines that are stored inside, out of the sunlight, even if it's an open shed.
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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:21 am

    I agree with you on storing any engine inside. For instance when I had my JD 2010. It was under my pole barn and my cousins tractors sat outside. I never had a problem starting or with batteries, belts, hoses and he seems to always have a problem. Marine Stabil is crap. It gums up a outboard so bad in 2 years the carb must be rebuilt. SeaFoam is good stuff but at $5 to treat 25 gallons, Starbrite at $5.99 will treat 48 gallons of gas so I say its twice as good. StarBrite also has a diesel treatment that I have started using. One bottle will treat 120 gallons for $12. I did the math on my truck as follows. 2mpg avg. increase city/hwy X 120 gallons = 240 miles increase. 240 div. by 23mpg = 10.43 gal.
    10.43 gal. X $3.86 gal. = $40.26 - $12 (StarTron cost)= $28.26 div. by 3 tanks = $9.42 savings per tank and it runs like a striped ass ape. I just started my third bottle and assume this will be as good as it gets. But thats ok with me.
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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by Admin on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:54 pm

    tractor supply has the star tron---6 bux does 48 gals--i could hear the difference on the lawnmowers within minutes


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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:34 pm

    Glad to hear it. I picked up my 4 wheeler yesterday from the farm. It was stored inside since Jan. or Feb. of last year and not started all year. I added 2 gallons of plus gas and 5 caps of star tron. It started better than in years past. This morning It started in 2-3 revolutions. Usually it takes 5-10 after sitting all year.
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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by AlleyCat on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:59 pm

    I got to check into the Star Tron. I'm about due to park my 72 until spring and I had been using Sta-bil.

    Anybody know if the Star Tron will work with 2 strokes?

    WB, I've never tried to buy av gas. Do you need to be a pilot or some such thing to buy it?
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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by CJ,s 67 F100 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:15 pm

    Star Tron works Great in 2 strokes. It keeps the gas lines from being eaten by ethanol and starts great later on
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    Re: seafoam instead of stabil

    Post by AlleyCat on Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:28 am

    Cool thanks Very Happy My old Stihl chainsaw rarely gets used anymore but it does come in handy often enough that I want it to start when I need it.

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