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Old 26th November 2018
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Last put gas in my Bronco a year ago, along with a bottle of seafoam, cranks right up and runs great. When I had a boat I used seafoam, seems to work as well as Sta-Bil to me for keeping fuel useable.
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Since we've resurrected this thread and I missed it the first time I'm gonna quote and answer an 8 year old post:

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I don't use additives for gas or oil in any of my engines.... a little mist of plain, clean water into the carb throat will clean all the carbon and shine it up inside like brand new.

I figure if the engine manufacturers thought all that stuff was a good idea, they would tell you to use it....... I don't know of any......

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Actually, most motorcycle and boat (and other seasonal usage) manufacturers recommend the use of some form of fuel stabilizer during storage. See your own Harley Sportster owners manual as an example:

From my 07:
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Prepare fuel system by one of the two methods outlined below:

a. Fill fuel tank and add a gasoline stabilizer. Use one of the commercially available gasoline stabilizers following the manufacturer's instructions.

b. Drain all gasoline from the fuel tank. Spray the inside of the fuel tank with a commercially available rust preventative. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.
In other cases I remember a technical service bulletin from Yamaha SPECIFICALLY recommending Star-Tron for help with stabilizing fuel and dealing with ethanol.

I'm sure there are more.
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Harley now sells their own stabilizer. It is recommended to use it, especially if you have any ethanol in your gas. I've tried it. It's expensive compared to Seafoam. I used it to make sure to "condition" any ethanol I may have had in my last full tank. If I get a chance to ride earlier than spring, I'll still stick with Seafoam. The only bad point I've experienced with Seafoam is that it seems to drop the Octane a point or two.
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