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 Sedan AWD

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

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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.

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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-

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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.

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