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It's October. Should I fill my gas tank and put stabilizer in or should I run the engine until its almost empty and let it sit for the winter.? Dick R. Mt. Washington, NH
Answered on: 6/2005
MIKE: Definitely fill the tank and add the stabilizer. By doing so you will eliminate the build up of condensation and dangerous vapors in the tank. GEORGE: Fill the tank and add stabilizer. Letting a gas tank that is less than full sit through the winter is an invitation for water to "drop" in and that's something you don't want to have when you start the engine next spring. Don't fill it too full because you need to allow for fumes to expand (make sure the fuel level isn't up to the rim of the gas tank).
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