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Winterization ??? Full tank vs empty

Old 11-10-2009, 10:24 PM
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Default Winterization ??? Full tank vs empty

In a conversation with my old man I mentioned that I was going to fill the tank before putting the boat away . He commented that it wasnt a good idea due to the ethonal content in the fuel .

My question is what the recommended procedure for winter storage as far as fuel goes ??? Full VS Empty or Additive VS No Additive or something else
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:57 PM
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I go low w/ stabilizer. No probs knock on wood.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:23 PM
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Run her on down to E
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:43 AM
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I alwaysk keep my gas tank half full. It works every time.

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:39 AM
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I run mine to empty, dont want to run 120 gallons of 4-5 month old weasel fuel through motor in spring, put in fresh gas /some dry gas run 1st tank out in spring then change water seperater havent had a problem with my blower motor yet.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:44 AM
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with the ethanol in the gasoline now it is causing problems I,m told.It was rcommended to me to have the tank low and add your stabalizer for the winter.Then in the spring your adding fresh fuel and not burning stale fuel that has been sitting around for the winter.I think there are many opinions but this is what I am doing.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:06 AM
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Been using stabilizer & a full tank for over 22 years & never had a problem, even with the ethenol gas used here in MA.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:53 AM
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Add stabilizer on an Empty Tank.

Ethanol is Hydroscopic, but I sincerely think that isn't a real problem.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:04 PM
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Low-Empty w/ Stabilizer. Fresh fuel in the spring.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:14 PM
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I run it low and treat whats left, never any issues.. I have had a couple of friends that filled it up and the gas went bad and they had to pump it all out..
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