- Jul 11, 2001
I'm having trouble parsing all this. Now, my winters are immensely more moderate than yours. It's unusual for the overnight temperatures to dip below the 30's.I've had better luck either making sure the stabilizer is thoroughly mixed and completely full -OR- completely empty and dried out. In between is where you can have problems sitting say over a winter.
The best thing to do for your car IS to keep the fuel as fresh as possible but you have to balance that with stirring up the crap that accumulates on the bottom of the tank when levels get lower and it slosh's around.
The healthiest thing for your motor/fuel system is to run it on the top 1/4-1/3 of the gas tank as often as possible and to avoid running it low. (many cars tell you this in the owners manual)
Your comments above I'm not understanding. Completely dried out refers to what exactly?