I keep my BN1 in California and drive it sporadically only every 3 to
12 months between trips depending on my travels.
I use STABIL religiously, I never drain the tank, and have had zero
probelms. I always show up, turn the key, and usually starts the
first or second turnover.
After one 12 month stint the gas lost a smidge of octane and I had
some predetonation, but adding some fresh gas cured the problem.
I think CA gas has very little ethanol so that probably helps.
On 1/3/10, Patrick and Caroline Quinn <email@example.com> wrote:
> G'day Tom
> Unfortunately modern fuels are extremely unstable and even after a month of
> so will break down in your tank.
> A couple of months back I wrote about a product called STA-BIL Fuel
> Stabiliser. I have not used it, but the blurb says that it stabilises modern
> fuel for some period of time.
> It is not an Australian product and is available in the US.
> Have a look at:
> Hoo Roo
> Patrick Quinn
> Sydney, Australia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> On Behalf Of Tom
> Sent: Sunday, 3 January 2010 4:59 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Healeys] Gas and ethanol
> Just finished reading British Motoring's article about ethanol in US
> gasoline. Here in New Hampshire, my car is going to be sitting until
> sometime in late March/early April, so even with the recommended fuel
> additives, I'm going to have separation. So, to remix the gas,
> alcohol, and any absorbed water, I was thinking I could run a fuel
> line from the carbs back to the fuel tank, turn on the fuel pump, and
> let it mix everything. Sound feasible?
> - Tom
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