304 recently rebuilt and my friend swears by adding stabile to the fuel for the winter. I run 93 octane (seems to run smoother) and try to get it out for a short (3-5 mile) drive once a week. It is garage kept and temps this time of year are from the single digits to freezing.
I think it is started and driven enough to go stabile-free.
What are your thoughts?
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For the usage and storage you have described for your Jeep I would say no stabil is necessary. Stabil keeps gasoline "fresh" for up to 1 year in storage. But I have also heard that it can gum up a carburetor or fuel injection system. It has been suggested that sea-foam is a better additive to keep gas fresh in storage.
I've stored my 86 every winter for 5 years now and never used any additive. I start it, drive it up and down the block, and park it once a month. However, it seems that every small engine I've had starts to run bad after a couple years without it. Now I use it in every lawn mower, motorcycle, etc.
On a garage kept vehicle, I like to use some gas line antifreeze to help absorb any extra condensation that occurs. Keeping the tank full also helps keep the condensation down.
Though I don't see gas line antifreeze on the shelves much any more. This is likely because they put enough alcohol (ethanol) in the gas to absorb huge amounts of water.
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