Has anyone tried using Stabil on a Charger HC?

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  1. dodgeboy

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    I was getting ready to put my Charger HC up for the winter, and I figured it couldn't hurt to add some Stabil fuel stabilizer to the tank. I bought a bottle and dumped it into the tank... or so I thought. 100% of it dumped out under the car. I had the bottle inserted into the filler neck (only the threads went past the door). I assume the silly capless fuel door has something to do with this? Or is something broken with my filler neck? I've never had a problem with filling the car with fuel (including filling it immediately after this incident). This is the first time I've used any fuel additives that I would dump in with a bottle. $8 well spent! It got all over the inside of the wheel, too (from the back side), so I had to wash the wheel down. What a pain! Assuming nothing is wrong with my filler neck, I guess I will have to use a funnel next time.
     
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    If you look, you'll note a small diagram inside the filler door that pictures using a funnel (provided in the trunk) for non-fuel nozzles. Something to do with length and reach of filler nozzle.
     
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    Were you actually able put it in where the filler nozzle would go? Was the little flap over the fill port open... the Stabil bottles are friendly for measuring how much you need... but not for actually pouring it in... (Not like a regular fuel additive that come in a small bottle with a long thin neck) My guess is you got nothing in the tank and it poured all around the filler opening draining to the floor. I would use a funnel as you stated.;)
     
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    1) Use a funnel

    2) Use Seafoam instead. It's overall better for your engine because it actually breaks up and cleans fuel and oil deposits, stabilizes fuel, controls moisture, lubricates cylinders, cleans injectors, cleans intake valves and pistons.

    I used to live in a severe winter state and had motorcycles put away for 6-7 months. 1st year I tried Sta-Bil and the bike choked up a little bit on the first startup and ran rough. After that I switched to Seafoam... it ran perfectly. Put in a FRESH tank of gas (doesn't need to be a full tank), pour in a can of Seafoam, done. I would periodically start my bikes (kept the batteries in the bikes on a trickle charger because removing them and bringing them inside was a hassle), and when you do, you'll see a lot of white "smoke" come out of your exhaust... that's the nastiness Seafoam broke up coming out of your system. After a few minutes that goes away.
     
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    Yup, use a funnel, I learned that the hard way as well. Plus you can't really top the gas tank up like on the old chargers. If you pull the nozzle out a bit the gas spills down the inside of the wheel.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    My car is put away for 5 months. I have the Stabil and Seafoam in the gas.

    I have to transport my fuel from a 55 gal drum off my truck so I have the treatments already mixed in the fuel. Our local fuel is ethanol. so I take a 55 gal drum out of the county to get the 91 octane non ethanol fuel for storage in my boat and cars.

    5-6 month storage is not so bad. The Stabil can says can stabilize fuel for up to 2 years. ( ethanol fuel has a very short shelf life 4-5 weeks ).
     
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    Pain to use funnel also, you need to have releases on both sides pushed back before funnel can be inserted. Car did not come with its own funnel.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone! I really appreciate it. I'll use a funnel, and probably seafoam as well. I've used seafoam in the past, but only as a reactive measure. I guess I wasn't aware of its stabilization properties. I'm not terribly worried about it, since the car will only likely be down for 4 months or so, but I figure any little bit helps.
     
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    The car comes with a funnel to specifically use on the car. It's in the trunk. This is so we have a capless fuel tank and no one can mess with your tank. It also help so people don't accidently leave the cap off which also causes a check engine light. The tank can only open with a fuel nozzle or that funnel which can help add additives. See attached photo.

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e...B-865D-436F-947E-329E8A5A274A_zpsytp4f84y.jpg
     
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    Attached photo not working for me. Would like to see picture as my charger did not come with a funnel.
     
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    That's so cool. Never knew it was in the trunk. Nice post
     
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    Hb hellcat Black Betty...BamAlam!!!

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    Funnel is under the floormat in the trunk snapped into specific clips holding it in place, not in the foam insert!
     
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    Thanks. Raised cover and there it was. Funny how it was hiding in plain sight.
     
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    If you look at the opening...on either side of the fill opening are two small bumps (one at 3 and 9 o'clock). They need to be depressed to allow the metal shield to open. This is how the neck of the gas pump handle and the filter supplied with the car work.
     

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