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    Because of the recent move, 2 of my vehicles, the 68 E-Type and the 89 XJS, have been sitting idle for the better part of 6 months. What do you all recommend putting in the tank as an additive, to stabilize the fuel that's in the tanks?
    CF1634U+O Pimento/Chestnut
    2nd owner, since 1975
    Soon to be in Fair Oaks, CA

  • #2
    Star Tron works great for me. Just a little bit does the job for stored gas. A small bottle lasts me a few seasons.

    http://www.starbrite.com/startron

    In terms of already stored gas it may help this too.
    Last edited by Mike K; 11-01-2018, 04:45 PM.
    1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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    • #3
      I secon the Startron from Starbrite!
      1973 TR6 – BRG with beige interior, custom LED lighting
      Hardtop, OD, Rollbar, 15”Koenigs
      Bored, balanced and polished motor with Kastner/TSI S2 Cam
      Header, custom exhaust, custom alternator, e-fan
      Lowered, poly suspension, Konis and rear anti roll-bar
      www.coventrysfinest.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        Aside from anything else you might do, Bruce, it wouldn't hurt to give the carb needle valves a good flushing with WD 40 before firing up..
        In the FAQ's there's a procedure for clearing up stuck needle valves after hibernation...I think it would be a good idea.
        Driving a 1973 TR6
        Doing ZS carb repairs
        email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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        • #5
          Using Stabil Marine - 5 years so far with no "bad gas" problems, even after long winter storage. Use it also in my lawn equipment and have never had a problem after sitting idle for the entire winter here in the fine weather we have in Connecticut.
          1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
          Carbs by Poolboy
          Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
          Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
          Distributor by British Vacuum

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          • #6
            Seafoam does just as well as anything.
            Add 1oz per gallon, stabilizes for up to 2 years (per the can). I can attest to that, as the fuel sitting in my backup generator has been in there almost 3 years, and it starts/runs just fine when I test it on a monthly basis.

            I guess I like Seafoam as (1) I always have some on hand and (2) I feel like it'll be also preventing carbon build-up and all the other things it does when it the fuel is eventually used.

            (Don't be neglecting that E-Type, now Bruce...)
            Keith, Huntsville AL, 1971 CC66559
            10.0:1 CR gasflowed head | Weber DCOEs | CP "150hp" Cam | Distibutor by Advanced | Lightened flywheel | Phoenix SS Exhaust System | HVDA 5-Speed | Good Parts suspension and anti-roll bars | Konig Rewinds | Boyd 15 gal tank | Miata Seats and Mr Mikes covers | Carl Visser dash | Mohair hood

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            • #7

              If they were cars in my care, I would simply add a container of Seafoam or Chevron Techron to the gas tank when you fill them up, then drive for an hour or two to work it through the fuel system. It will clean the fuel system for good performance.

              I have had cars that have not been driven for many years (they were in a dry garage) that started right up and ran fine with nothing added.
              Any of the cleaners recommended above are a good idea.
              Walt
              CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
              poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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