Will Stabil harm my fuel injection or turbo system?

Asked by Aug 01, 2014 at 08:13 AM about the 2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

With fuel additives reportedly causing build up in systems and gas tanks, should I be
preemptive and use some type of gas additive?  535Xi  2008

3 Answers

107,655

I personally run a can of sea foam thru my vehicles about once a month. I try to always buy my gas from the same station or if out of town the same brand gas from a station near an interstate where I know they have a big turn over in the amount of fuel they sell. Chevron with techron seems to be the brand that runs best in all my vehicles old and new.

21,395

So you think that the additives placed in gasoline is harming your BMW? Try to find gas without ethanol- it seems counter productive to put additives in your tank when you are afraid of additives- I wouldn't do it-

10

Make sure if you use a additive it has PEA in it. Mobil is best for 87 octane car and Shell if you use premium. Chevron is very good if you can find it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 14,579 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $1,375.

ZIP:

Search BMW 5 Series Questions

BMW 5 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,000
#2 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 770
#3 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,067 Great Deals out of 34,785 listings starting at $900
Used BMW 7 Series
183 Great Deals out of 6,167 listings starting at $3,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
474 Great Deals out of 22,559 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW X5
393 Great Deals out of 15,828 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 6 Series
89 Great Deals out of 3,300 listings starting at $4,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
557 Great Deals out of 30,565 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW M5
24 Great Deals out of 613 listings starting at $10,500
Used Audi A6
119 Great Deals out of 6,678 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW M3
63 Great Deals out of 1,886 listings starting at $6,999
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
170 Great Deals out of 6,444 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
682 Great Deals out of 82,248 listings starting at $500
Used Audi A4
200 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,333
Used Dodge Charger
239 Great Deals out of 27,119 listings starting at $1,997

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
1,884 listings starting at $51,988
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,550 listings starting at $29,977
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 349 listings starting at $23,995
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
178 Great Deals out of 3,342 listings starting at $16,981
2013 BMW 5 Series For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,166 listings starting at $13,995