"Pure" gas rots steel tanks too. Mostly for 2 reasons:
Most tanks for small engine in generators, lawn mowers, etc, have vented caps
that lets in air and moisture that rust out any metal tanks w/o anti-rust coatings.
Cars w/ non vented caps often have leak problems and most EVAP system lets air/moisture in. Worse if the tank is not full. EVAP systems are to control fuel vapors not sealing out air and moisture.
If you park a car for winter then use Stabil and fill the tank to limit vapor space.
If you don't drive much then a minimum don't let tank much lower then 1/2 full.
Caution: Using MMO etc regularly is not a good plan. Any burning oil can make problems for the cat and O2 sensor(s).
"Pure" gas in most cans and tanks often start to go stall in a month or 2 depending just where the can is stored or car is parked. Heat cycling can "boil off" light parts making octane # meaningless. Stabil helps but only for a few months.
|Originally posted by USMUCL:|
I use only the 'no ethanol' stuff in mine year round.
My thought is that are cars were not made to resist the corrosion that ethanol can instigate. Newer cars are, but not Fieros.
Perhaps it is overkill, but it gets driven so infrequently that I don't mind spending the extra few cents.
But, I only use 87 octane. On a stock motor, you won't get any HP gains with higher octane. Not sure why storing it for the winter makes higher octane more appropriate, so I haven't done that either.
Wrong. Fiero and even older cars are safe w/ 0-10% ethanol. Look at owners manual.
Yes, anyone using high octane in cars make to take 87 is wasting a lot of money. In fact often cause more problem. AAA API and even Consumer Reports have try to kill this BS but most buyers don't listen.
If your worried about cleaning... All gas sold in the US are require to have cleaning agents. "Top Tier
" bands have the same cleaning agents for all grades. Others many have "best" cleaners in all grade or not.
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