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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Sta-bil with the capless fuel opening

Well I decided to put the GT500 away for the winter and one of the tasks is to put Sta-bil fuel stabilizer in. So I go to the gas station on a half of a tank, park away from the pumps, and proceed to put the Sta-bil in. The idea being that when the fresh gas goes in it will help mix everything up.

Well being totally aware of the capless filler and that it unlocks with the two little buttons on each side for a gasoline nozzle to push, I put the bottle neck in there just to find out it wasn't wide enough to hit the buttons. So, naturally the fuel stabilizer poured down the overfill and out the bottom.

I went back home and luckily I found a clean funnel that worked. Back to the gas station for a do-over. I wanted to post this for anyone who has a need to open the filler. Make sure the funnel is about the same size of a fuel nozzle and look down the hole to make sure the door opens!
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thanks for the info

do over... lol
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Re: Adding Sta-bil with the capless fuel opening

A funnel came with the car. Check in the trunk near/around where the spare would be. I know for fact my 2010 came with one because I used the thing to put my Sta Bil in the tank. This funnel is included in ALL Fords with capless fuel so that you can put fuel in the tank from a gas can in the event you run it dry. Of course, it works well to put Sta Bil in the tank too...

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A funnel came with the car. Check in the trunk near/around where the spare would be. I know for fact my 2010 came with one because I used the thing to put my Sta Bil in the tank. This funnel is included in ALL Fords with capless fuel so that you can put fuel in the tank from a gas can in the event you run it dry. Of course, it works well to put Sta Bil in the tank too...
Sure glad you reminded me of that. I forgot.
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A funnel came with the car. Check in the trunk near/around where the spare would be. I know for fact my 2010 came with one because I used the thing to put my Sta Bil in the tank. This funnel is included in ALL Fords with capless fuel so that you can put fuel in the tank from a gas can in the event you run it dry. Of course, it works well to put Sta Bil in the tank too...
Well I'll be darned. I think I only looked in there when I first got it and never opened the spare tire compartment again. If I saw it I forgot all about it! Thanks for posting the final solution!
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Re: Adding Sta-bil with the capless fuel opening

Another fuel additive to look at is formulax2,I just saw it on a boat maintainance program and it breaks down the water caused by the alchohol in the fuel.It looked good on TV anyway.

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Re: Adding Sta-bil with the capless fuel opening

LOL, wish I would have read this a month ago, I found out the same way you did.
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Re: Adding Sta-bil with the capless fuel opening

Me too. Tried to put it in right before i dropped it off for winter storage. Fuel stablizer all ove the side of the car. I'm wiping it off with a rag at the storage place and the lady is looking at me like i'm an anxious parent wiping his kids face at the bus stop before school. She actually told me "everything will be ok". Hopefully the fuel will without the stablizer!

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Re: Adding Sta-bil with the capless fuel opening

If anyone wants to order another funnel, or a couple like I did, here's the info:

Part# 8U5Z-17B068-B

Cost: $7.33


I figure one to keep clean (not stinking like fuel) in the trunk, one for regular use, and another just to have.

After all, the best things in life we get "just to have."
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If anyone wants to order another funnel, or a couple like I did, here's the info:

Part# 8U5Z-17B068-B

Cost: $7.33


I figure one to keep clean (not stinking like fuel) in the trunk, one for regular use, and another just to have.

After all, the best things in life we get "just to have."

Good idea, thanks!

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