How much fuel should be left in tank.

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by smallblockchev, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Maine1

    Maine1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm another fan of sea foam over stabil.
     
  2. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    the 305 in my Monte burns so much oil it thinks it's a 2 stroke

    the car freezes outside every winter, I've never added anything to the gas tank nor cared how much gas was in it

    fired up perfectly every spring
     
  3. 77thor

    77thor Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I always fill the tank to help prevent condensation.
     
  4. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I fill the tank and add Seafoam, car sits in a garage that never gets below freezing. I park it when the first snow hits and it sits till the rains have washed all the salt off the roads. It might get started once or twice if I have some work to do on it over the winter.
     
  5. Brown`77Z28

    Brown`77Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Me too ;)
     
  6. APEowner

    APEowner Veteran Member

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    Back in the day I was service manager for a Yamaha dealership. I encouraged my customers to store stuff in the off season with a full tank of fuel with Stabil in it, put the battery somewhere that it wouldn't see freezing temps and put a trickle charger on it. In the time that I was there I never had a customer that did that have a rusty tank or a problem starting at the beginning of the season. Some who did none of those things also had no issues but some did and a few who were pretty vocal about not needing to do that sheepishly came to me for carb rebuilds and or tank treatment/replacement.
     

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