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Old 05-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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Fuel Additive Question

I filled up my car about 50 ish miles ago and added a real small amount of Lucas for gasoline because the Camaro had been starting to stumble. It has never stumbled before so I wanted to add some cleaner before I decide something is wrong with it that I can't fix on my own. I have some Chevron Pro-Guard fuel injector cleaner in my garage that I had gotten a little while ago and I'm wondering is it safe to use the chevron stuff, even though I had already added a real small amount of Lucas?
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#1. Most "additives" are snake oil.
#2. Not too much wrong with Chevron, but I would wait a bit and use something tried and true. BG44K or Seafoam.
#3. Good luck. Normally an additive will not clear up an issue creating a problem. It is more maintenance than repair.
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Oh. Well I had some laying around so I figured it couldn't hurt. Not out anything hahah I think I might have just gotten some really bad gas. I went to 7/11 because it was cheap. As I've gotten further into this tank it seems to be going away so hopefully it was just bad gas. If only they made something like Beano for cars to help with bad gas. I'm hilarious.
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I believe a fuel stabilizer such as seafoam, can help if you have bad gas. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please
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I believe a fuel stabilizer such as seafoam, can help if you have bad gas. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please
I don't think seafoam is a stablizer. It's more of a thorough cleaner. Unless the brand "seafoam" makes a stabilizer... dunno
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I believe a fuel stabilizer such as seafoam, can help if you have bad gas. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please
Seafoam is not a stabilizer, it will clean out the fuel system if used in the gas. (Cleaner)

Stabilizers do not help with bad gas, they help stop gas from going bad. (Preventative)
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I feel like last time i used it, it said on there it can be added to bad gas to stabilize it. I could be wrong though
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I just did a bit of research on it, and according to the manufacturer Seafoam can "stabilize fuel for up to 2 years." So I was wrong in my first post.

However, as far as I know, once fuel goes bad, no additive is going to make it "good" again.
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I feel like last time i used it, it said on there it can be added to bad gas to stabilize it. I could be wrong though
doesnt stabilize the fule but it removes water.
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doesnt stabilize the fule but it removes water.
That's what i meant. It will remove the water from shitty gas
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