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Old 10-19-2002, 06:49 AM
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Question Fuel tanks full or empty for layover?

I learned to always fill the gas tank and stabilize for the winter. Then the "experts" started saying that the additives in todays gasoline were actually attracting water so run the tanks dry for the winter. Now full tanks are being mentioned again. Opinions please.
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Old 10-19-2002, 07:10 AM
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Hey Bucky,, It's always been my thought, that if I fill it up, that leaves less room, in the Tank, for Moisture Build-up!!
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I fill them up. Maybe not this year with the price of fuel. However the boat is staying inside in a heated space so I will not have the moisture problems.

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If its cool when you fill it, only to go 95% so the gas has room to expand. On a hot spring day it will puke out the vent if its 100% full.
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Yeah, I found that out last spring
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When I store my boats I always fill up 95% as Formula31 said...when I got the boat I have now it was near empty when the previous owner stored it, when I took it for its first maiden voyage it had water in the fuel....made it back to the dock at idle put dry gas and fresh seperator filters on and was ok......up to then any other boat I had never had a problem when it was stored with a full tank....Fred
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One more vote for full, stabilized.
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just keep using it all winter... no problem then
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I run my tank dry-- The gas wont run in my engines by spring. I have an electric fuel pump that I hook up and pump the last of the gas into my wifes car all winter. (She doesn't drive much)
Since I started to do this I have not had any problems.
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