How much fuel should be left in tank.

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  1. smallblockchev

    smallblockchev Veteran Member

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    How much fuel should be left in the tank for winter storage?
    My Camaro is stored in my heated garage all winter located in Minnesota.
    And should sea foam be added?
    Thanks for the help.
    Smallblockchev:bowtie:
     
  2. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    I'm cant imagine needing to add seafoam. I guess there is two schools of thought. Full tank to keep tank rust to a minimum, or as little as possible so there is less gas to go bad. I don't end to less, and add some stabil.
     
  3. smallblockchev

    smallblockchev Veteran Member

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    Don't like stabil, i use sea foam for stabilizer.
     
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mine is in a heated garage all winter.... I usually tend to go with less gas.
    (It sits better in the garage without the extra weight in the rear.)

    I dont put anything in it. Just burn it through the engine when the snow is gone.

    I do start it up and let it run for a while a few times over Winter just to keep the battery charged and dream of warm weather. ;)

    Ethanol gas absorbs moisture but there isn't a whole lot of moisture in the air in the winter and there isn't much air exchange in the fuel tank in a stable environment. (heated garage)
     
  5. smallblockchev

    smallblockchev Veteran Member

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    I run nonoxy fuel in it,not much ethanol if any in nonoxy is there?
     
  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    No ethanol in non-oxy fuel.
     
  7. smallblockchev

    smallblockchev Veteran Member

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    Should one put some ethanol gas in it for storage?
     
  8. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I never put any ethanol in my Camaro. I add a little Sta-Bil in the Fall and store it in an unheated garage.
     
  9. mallard

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    I started my 74Z this summer after it sat in my unheated garage since '09. New battery, primed the q-jet and awayyyy she went! let it run for about 15 minutes, shut it off, let it cool down enough so I could change oil and filter. Starter her again and it ran just fine.......on 6 year old gas! Drove around just fine, too.
     
  10. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    No.
     

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