Fuel Stabilizer

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timminator wrote:The dealership also gave me a small bottle of BMW brand Injector cleaner and instructed me to use the entire bottle at the 3000mi mark.
Did the US BMW Motorrad dealer give any reason(s) why they recommended the use of a fuel additive.
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Think the first sentence on the bottle label answered your question. 
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What are deemed as "lower quality gasolines".
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timminator wrote: Could fuel stabilizer be the next "oil" thread?  It's about time we got some new controversy started!  :beee:


I think we're there already
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I think you need to practice quoting, your responses always end up in the quoted text, so its difficult to pick out what you are saying.
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I'm in the 'fuel only' camp.  Being a perverse soul, I usually run the tank down before winter and then either go straight to the nearest forecourt or fill up from a can of fresh fuel.  This has worked fine for me on the last few bikes when leaving it in the garage through winter.  No problems yet.
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Put the Millers Tank Safe in today after having been to Sunderland & back, (about 70 miles),  before brimming the tank at Tesco, then riding a few miles home to get the mix into the fuel system & not just the tank.
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Millers tank safe seems to be an anti corrosion product.  Don't see how that will help in an RT that has a non metallic tank and there is practically no fuel in the injection system when you switch off.
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timminator wrote: Could fuel stabilizer be the next "oil" thread?  It's about time we got some new controversy started!  :beee:

Even if stabiliser is the next oil, it won't be as much fun as the tyre-pressure threads...


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When I bought my 2016 wet, the saleman handed me a little black bottle of fuel stabilizer and told me that BMW now recommends you put it in the tank every 6k or so.


Another service manager told me that was not necessary.


Now I am confused: to stabilize or not to stabilize
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They do not.  The opposite is true. 
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wethead wrote:When I bought my 2016 wet, the saleman handed me a little black bottle of fuel stabilizer and told me that BMW now recommends you put it in the tank every 6k or so.

Another service manager told me that was not necessary.
That could be the confusion, salesman v's service manager.

Once bought a car & the salesman didn't know whether it ran on leaded or unleaded fuel, he only sold them.
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A little black bottle in the tank every 6K. That's about 24 tanks of fuel.  How does it manage to keep going for the 23 tanks that don't get it. At best it will all be gone after 3 refills.  It's just a con.  How much would the second bottle cost you.
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wethead wrote:When I bought my 2016 wet, the saleman handed me a little black bottle of fuel stabilizer and told me that BMW now recommends you put it in the tank every 6k or so.
Was the LBB a fuel stabilizer or a fuel system cleaner.

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http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/product_ ... qi3qlhfm00
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DaygloDavid wrote: Recently bought a Ride Mag. (January 2015),there is an article on how to prepare your bike for winter hibernation.
"Petrol goes off in a couple of months, causing lots of problems, especially with the modern levels of ethanol used.
Either drain your system completely, or use a fuel stabilizer and brim the tank to remove air."
I normally brim the tank & just leave it, but this article has set a seed of doubt in my mind.
After speaking to OPIE oils, have decided to purchase some Millers Oils Tank Safe,
http://www.millersoils.co.uk/automotive ... r=Classics.
Yes, OPIE sell it, http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69300-mille ... itive.aspx,
but have found a local stockist, (via Millers website) which is nearly half the price when OPIE include p&p.
I remember reading the same article in a 1970's magazine - It was sponsored by Redex.  8)
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