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Old 11-19-2009, 16:10   #1 (permalink)
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Is it safe to use Sta-Bil in an `08 V-6? I am heading south for the winter next week and leaving the Mariner up north here.

I've used Sta-Bil in all my gas motors for many years, but none of them had fuel injection.
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Re: Winter Storage

According to their FAQ page, Sta-Bil is safe for fuel injectors.
You can do an internet search for the stuff to verify.
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Re: Winter Storage

I've let mine set for 8 monthes and not put anything in the tank. As long as it's not in a hot area you should be okay. Just make sure the tank is full. That prevents condensation from forming to much.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:38   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Winter Storage

I think that the use of Sta-Bil is more for small engines than anything else.

I have a car that sits in the garage for months without starting and when needed, starts with no problem. I do have a trickle charger on it though!
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Old 11-20-2009, 14:37   #5 (permalink)
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thanks all.
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Re: Winter Storage

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Is it safe to use Sta-Bil in an `08 V-6? I am heading south for the winter next week and leaving the Mariner up north here.

I've used Sta-Bil in all my gas motors for many years, but none of them had fuel injection.
It'll be safe. Just be sure to disconnect both battery cables before you go. Who knows...after the new year I might see you down there. I head down to Destin FL twice a year. Once in Jan, and once around late April early May before the tourists get down there in force.
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