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Old 11-22-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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I read somewhere that you should run your generator about once a month over the off-season. Which is what I'm doing now since B.C. lost the football game when they stepped on the field. Question is, should I be using an additive to keep the gas from gumming up, even if I exercise it regularly?

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Old 11-22-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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BC was winning the game for the first wee bit. Montreal is on fire though, if they continue to play like that, nobody is going to beat them.

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I read somewhere that you should run your generator about once a month over the off-season. Which is what I'm doing now since B.C. lost the football game when they stepped on the field. Question is, should I be using an additive to keep the gas from gumming up, even if I exercise it regularly?

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Hi Glenn

I run stabilizer in all my fuel for generators, lawnmowers
chainsaws, snowblowers and so forth. Then if you put it
away with a half a tank its OK next time you use it.
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Re: Generator maintenance

I use stabilizer for all stored gas. Briggs & Stratton makes really good stuff. Modern gas with alcohol as an additive really needs it.
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I've got a Stihl additive, but I thought maybe it was for two-cycle engines ( and truth is I don't know if the Honda 1000 is 2 or 4 cycle ). So,I should be OK with that?

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Glenn your Honda is 4 cycle, read the additive label carefully
you don't want to add 2 cycle oil to the fuel.
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The Stihl additive you are referring to is just an oil to lubricate and cool a 2-cycle engine, the Honda generators are 4 cycle. Fuel stabilizer and two cycle engine oil are not the same things, you can use Stable in your 4 cycle Honda.
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thanx. I think my brain was in neutral.

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