Originally Posted by 2k2cse
I usually use a stabilizer/cleaner in the spring and fall when they start changing to the winter/summer blend gas. It might just be overreacting, but I don't want to take a chance. My parents' 1995 Lumina had to have the injectors replaced one year because of some bad gas when they were changing to the winter blend one year.
Travis that is good that you use a stabilizer. I want to mention that ethanol fuels attract moisture, and in fact will rust out metal gas tanks eventually.
Since you are also in Canuck land, here is a good fuel sta-bil marine product that is specifically formulated for ethanol fuels. It also make storage of fuel good for 1 year. Sta-Bil Marine Formula | Canadian Tire
Come winter I also use a gas line antifreeze with a water remover, this one often goes on sale and I have a pack in each vehicle ready before winter.
MotoMaster Premium Gas Line Antifreeze, 6-pack | Canadian Tire
On the topic of fuel injectors I want to talk about about dirt coming into your tank from the pumps over the years. Anyone who owns a older motorcycle and can see the bottom of the tank when empty, knows what I am talking about. The dirt and tiny rock particles that some how made it past their pump filtration & came complimentary with your fuel, can sound like rocks in a coffee can, no joke.
So in your car change your fuel filter once every 18 months!! Most neglect to remember that this little important filter, that does work hard at keeping your injectors clean from foreign particulate, should be changed as regular maintenance, just like your spark plugs.
I would also like to mention that servicing the throttle body & air intake & filter clean is also very important. The dealer can perform a complete emission cleansing but be sure to know if they are servicing both the throttle body & injectors etc. They use pro chemicals that do work to restore the flow properly in injectors and gets attached directly to fuel rail & run.