After 38 years of MG ownership, I'm done with STA-BIL, it's caused me more problems that it has helped me.I'm just going to leave a 1/4 tank of gas in the car over the winter and put in fresh gas in the spring. ... See MoreSee Less
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Pray tell, what problems have you experienced? I've used StaBil in all of my vehicles, tractors, and mowers for over two decades without incident.
You need a special type for ethanol.
I use marine grade in my machines, including boats. Why not drain all gas out of car,then run carbs dry. This would keep carbs clean
Try filling your gas tank all the way, and use non-ethanol gas. The "shelf life" of this is about 6 months verses 30 days for ethanol gas. Lake Speed from Gibbs Oil lectured our group about this, and says that we need a fuel preservative containing Poly-ether-amine (spelled by sound) for storing our old LBCs. He says Sta-bil does not have that.
Every year I need to run carb cleaner in my car for at least 6 tanks of gas until the car starts to run properly.
Running ethanol gas will cause the aluminum bodied carbs to corrode when they sit, even though the surface is dry. Driven Oil makes a product "Carb Defender" that will help remove the corrosion (but not the pitting), but the best thing is to prevent the damage in the first place!
I use small amounts of Marvel Mystery Oil in my gas tank. It seems to work well to lube everything. Is the screen filter in the pump clear if you have one and a good fuel filter?
I️ just fill up the tank and drive it in the spring (or if I’m lucky a couple of times over the winter).
Never had an issue ... full tank of regular + Sta-Bil + gas line antifreeze + 104 Octane Booster = easy start in April and no problems with carbs, fuel pump, fuel lines, or driveability. Been doing this since 1978 ....
Marine grade Sta-Bil, fill tank, 20 minute drive to get fuel into carbs. Long time, no problem ever.
Stabil does not work well with corn fed fuel. I stopped using it years ago. I use a fuel shutoff valve and run the carbs dry.
No ethanol gas!
Empty gas tank then pour non ethanol gas in for storage?
No one has mentioned that there is a separate Stabilt for ethanol gas. I drive until almost out of gas, add stabilt, marvel mystery oil, and fill with high octane non oxygenated gas. If I could I'd fill with aviation grade non oxygenated fuel. It has a much longer storage life, and doesn't create varnish.
SEAFOAM FUEL TREATMENT
If you are in an area that has Quick Trip stores, they usually have an 89 octane non-ethanol gas option. I try to gas up there whenever possible.
I use a 50/50 mix of 92 octane and 100 Low Lead avgas when I put her away, put about 10-20 miles on her and no problem.
I've used 93 octane with Stabil for years. No problems. I run/drive my cars over the winter. I try to do it once a month, when we get a 40 degree day or better.
Try this link www.pure-gas.org
ETHANOL IS EVIL!!
All I do it park the car, leave the parking brake off and then start it in the spring. Never had a problem. I’m not sure any of these additives are even necessary.
What was your bad experience with it? Odd I’ve used it marine version as well with no negative results except maybe a bit rough running until clearing out mixed gas.
Start with 110LL aviation grade fuel gas octane rating degrades over time while gas might fine octane rating drops. The new Morse has gas isn’t meant for carburetor engines seals and gaskets or fuel lines and metal tanks
I haven't needed stabilizer for just one winter of storage. But, when I lived in the South I needed stabilizer to park it any more than about 3 weeks!
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Many of our members run these modern day TF;s , they are cheap to buy and very good fun to drive, they do suffer with head gasket problems, do you have these cars in USA ? Pics taken from MG live at Silverstone ... See MoreSee Less
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No, unfortunately not. They were not imported here. However, once a car is 25 years old, we can import one as a collector car. In Canada, it is after 15 years. Early MGFs are starting to be imported there and in another few years, the US can too. But it will be awhile before we can import the TF.
One exception --- The Show and Display Exemption --- maximum miles per year is 2,500 --- and the car has to be listed as legendary car (e.g., the Pope's La Ferrari) I don't know who did it, but the official government list has a 2004 MG on it - I swallowed hard when I saw it --- if I could find a European version (lhd), it'd be in my garage quickly. Thinking about this --- maybe I shouldn't have posted this.....
A handful of MGFs belong to members of the MG Car Club of Toronto.
Actually in MGCCT we have about nine and and two or three RV8’s
Sure do, there are over 50 MGFs in Canada and even a few TFs are now arriving. Some of us have been driving the F since 2010.
I have a 2002 X Power Cray TF that I imported in May of this year.
A nice day for a drive in the North Georgia Mountains. ... See MoreSee Less
Gorgeous looking 70 split bumper with what I suspect factory overdrive!
Beautiful buddy, you are living the dream!
i really must say us Brits also love the Stuff you guys build , sadly one of fantastic Mustangs crashed . Janie ... See MoreSee Less
There's a good documentary series on Netflix called "Plane Resurrection" that featured a story about Janie. I had just watched it about a month before the crash. It was tragic to read about her and the pilot's loss.
Pilot still alive but quite badly injured, elderly passenger lost his life
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