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Winter Storage Article

Gasoline Additives

Additive Purpose
Detergent/deposit-control additives* Eliminates or removes fuel system deposits
Anti-icers Prevent fuel-line freeze up.
Fluidizer oils Used with deposit-control additives to control intake-valve deposits.
Corrosion inhibitors To minimize fuel-system corrosion.
Anti-oxidants To minimize gum formation of stored gasoline.
Metal deactivators To minimize the effects of metal-based components that may occur in gasoline.
Lead-replacement additives To minimize exhaust valve-seat recession.
Charts and tables for this article are taken from Changes in Gasoline II Technician's Manual, Downstream Alternatives Inc., 1995.