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Does anyone use a fuel additive in their car. The fuel I'm using premium 93 octane with 10 percent ethanol. Someone suggested Star Tron to stop phase separation and it's supposed to stabilize fuel for 2 yrs,Any thoughts or feelings one way or another.

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If you're going to have the car sitting for a while, a fuel stabilizer is a good idea. Otherwise just stick with top tier fuels which already have good additives. I.E. No murphy oil wal mart gas.

 

 

+1 ... Ultra 94 is what I use here in Canada.

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Stabilizer is a must for ethanol blended fuel (sticker at pump will show that E10 is "up to 10 percent, so no telling how much is mixed in). After a few weeks the gas and ethanol separate with the lighter ethanol floating on top. I recommend Sta-Bil for short term ( a couple of months storage, as it is inexpensive). For longer term, use Sea-Foam. You put in the whole can with a fill-up. It is what the boaters use. Either product should be available at most auto supply stores. Or you can go to a State that has non-ethanol fuel at the pump, like Maine. Florida and Hawaii are getting rid of ethanol blend soon as well. Other States are considering banning it.

Let's stop the corrosive food commodity from being put in our tanks and leave the corn for making cereal and beer!

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I ran a bottle of Royal Purple Max Clean through a tank when a drove from Fort Worth to Maryland a few months back. This stuff has done wonders for my Jeeps that have +200K miles on the clock so I gave it a shot on the SGT. I didn't notice any difference afterwards on the SGT. Other than that my fuel preference has always been Chevron.

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Never had much luck with any of the "off the shelf" additives and I quit considering that many years ago. However, my father introduced me to SeaFoam when I turned 14, and a can every other fill-up is my habit today. I also toss a can into the crankcase a few miles before a scheduled change and it works very well there too. IMHO, octane boosters are modern snake oil.

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