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getting ready to store my 930 for about 3-months in a non-heated garage, what are peoples opinion regarding adding "Stabil" fuel stablizer in my tank? Thanks in advance.
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Works great. Years ago, put some in the tank of my SC, backpacked around the world for 6 months after grad school, came back, hooked up the battery terminals and she fired right up.

I have also used SeaFoam with great results, as i use it anyway periodically to clean out injectors.
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getting ready to store my 930 for about 3-months in a non-heated garage, what are peoples opinion regarding adding "Stabil" fuel stablizer in my tank? Thanks in advance.
I would be willing to baby sit it for you for free, it could keep my 930 company over the winter, I would give it some daily love and drive it regularly to keep fluids moved around for you!! Jamie

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Regardless what you add to the fuel, fill up the tank to the rim.
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If you use SeaFoam in your fuel system as regular maintenance you don't need to add Stabil when you store your car. It does the same thing.
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When I lived on the East Coast, I always added Stabil to the gas when winterizing my bikes. Never didn't do it, so I can't tell you what happens after gas sits for 3+ months. But I wasn't interested in finding out. Is there a reason why you just can't drive it once every couple weeks?
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Yes. We always add it and just put our 930 away for the winter in our non-heated garage.
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thanks for feedback, i would normally drive the car every few weeks but not my storage facility and a bit of a pain in the ass for the guy to jockey cars around all the time, so will just let it sit for a while. jly535, you must be a Metallica fan?
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thanks for feedback, i would normally drive the car every few weeks but not my storage facility and a bit of a pain in the ass for the guy to jockey cars around all the time, so will just let it sit for a while. jly535, you must be a Metallica fan?
Gee!! How did you guess?? Hopefully all of NW 930 guys and gals if there are any on this board can meet up next spring and do a group drive to Leavenworth or something. Jamie
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I was wondering if it benefits to jack the car up and take the weight off the tires and suspension? I notice if it sits for even 2-3 weeks, it takes a while for the flat spot to work it's way out of the tires.
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Any one else have any words on the Sea Foam??? This stuff is new to me.
Where can you buy it?
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Maxx1 - I would think it would benefit the tires to jack the car up if you are able to do it. we over inflat the tires knowing they will lose air over the winter. our garage doesn't have a lot of extra room & the volvo has to fit next to the 930 (that is covered & blocked off). S
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I would over inflate the tires and put something under the tires like plywood or Styrofoam to insulate from cold concrete. I also put stabil in the gas and fill it to the top.
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I forgot...we usually do also park it on top of a cheap rug and then toss it. But, we didn't do that this year...we'll find out if we should have...
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It is fine to jack up the car to keep the tires off the ground, but you should also place jackstands under the trailing arms and A-arms to keep the suspension in compression. This is how museums keep cars for long periods of time.
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Any one else have any words on the Sea Foam??? This stuff is new to me.
Where can you buy it?
Most autoparts stores (advance,etc) carry. Do a search here... a zillion testimonials as to it's 'miracle' properties. Really is good stuff.
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