Sta-bil fuel stabilizer

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by BOWHIKER, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. BOWHIKER

    BOWHIKER Junior Member

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    This might be a dumb question but is sta-bil kind of like a octane booster ? We don't have anything higher than 91 octane around here and just wondered if sta-bil would boost it a little bit .
     
  2. Hoople

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    As far as I know, it has no effect on octane. Can you hear knock just prior to the ion-detection kicking in?
     
  3. BOWHIKER

    BOWHIKER Junior Member

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    Thanks hoople
     
  4. glider

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    No boost in octane but you will find the engine starts easier after storage.

    Sta-bil
     
  5. BOWHIKER

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    Thanks glider do you think i should add octane booster or would i be throwing my money away . I don't have any pinging and it seems to run fine .
     
  6. glider

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    Unless you have a pinging problem or the fuel in your area is sub standard, save your money.
     
  7. Hoople

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    First it was 10% ethanol, now it's no more 93 octane? What next.
    I refuse to buy an electric Harley:p!
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I use Duralt fuel conditioner, I think it helps with the bad gas out there. I dont hold a lot of faith in snake oils but have been using this for a lot of years and never had a fuel related problem and no ping with lesser grades of fuel
     
  9. Thorns

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    What is your build? 91 octane should be ok for stock or phase 1 builds. Hotter days might be a golf club gathering (ping).

    Thorns