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    Fuel sitting in spark

    Hey guys purchased my new spark few weeks ago, with the weather and work we are haveing here i have not got to take it out yet i would say its been a month since i bought it i have cranked it a few times tho (about 5 seconds each time). The dealer put a full tank in it. I should be able to drive it next week, should everything be ok or is there a additive i need to add in case i cant drive it next week?


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    Nothing to worry about. If it was another month I'd say add some fuel sta-bil.

    http://www.amazon.com/STA-BIL-22214-.../dp/B000B68V6I

    But a month? Nothing to worry about.

    Double check your battery before heading out, start it up and have fun you lucky bastard. Lakes are still frozen solid here.

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    The gasoline should be fine even with sitting for five or six weeks.

    Fuel stabilizer is something that is added to the fuel when the fuel is still fresh.

    In the future look for non-ethanol gasoline if you expect to not be using the watercraft for many weeks. Ethanol blended gasoline tends to degrade sooner and quicker than non-ethanol.

    That said, you have a modern fuel system in that watercraft so even ethanol gasoline should not go bad in a huge hurry.

    Add fuel stabilizer right when you buy the fuel if you know it will be sitting for much longer than a month or so. No harm in using fuel stabilizer more often, just the cost of buying the stuff.

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    You are fine but that is the wrong Sta-Bil..


    Needs to be this one


    http://www.amazon.com/STA-BIL-22240-...marine+formula

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    Quote Originally Posted by downtime89 View Post
    Hey guys purchased my new spark few weeks ago, with the weather and work we are haveing here i have not got to take it out yet i would say its been a month since i bought it i have cranked it a few times tho (about 5 seconds each time). The dealer put a full tank in it. I should be able to drive it next week, should everything be ok or is there a additive i need to add in case i cant drive it next week?
    You're fine.

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    Thanks guys actually takeing out before work tomorow cant wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    You are fine but that is the wrong Sta-Bil..


    Needs to be this one


    http://www.amazon.com/STA-BIL-22240-...marine+formula

    When you say it "Needs" to be that one does it really need to be the marine one?
    Only difference I see is a $5 price difference and it just has x4 the corrosion protection.

    Would the standard one work if you're unable to get the marine one?

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