I had an opportunity this week to get my hands on a bottle of PRI-G fuel stabilizer, something I had been meaning to do for quite some time. For many, many years I’ve always used Stabil as my fuel stabilizer because it’s what’s been available locally. Sadly, PRI-G is difficult to find at times but you can certainly buy it online (such as on Amazon).
For a long time I’ve heard nothing but good things about PRI-G (or PRI-D for diesel fuel). From various reviews to expert opinions, I had to try it! Honestly, the only way I know to review it is to compare PRI-G to what I currently use, that being Stabil. The *best* way to review them would be to treat fuel and wait for years on end but I didn’t want to wait THAT long so following is the next best thing…
Let’s start with cost. An 16-ounce bottle of Stabil on Amazon costs a little over $6, while a 16-ounce bottle of PRI-G on Amazon costs about $32. A little math says that a bottle of PRI-G is over 5x as costly as a bottle of Stabil… so why in the world should I buy it?
Well, a single 16-ounce bottle of Stabil can treat 40 gallons of gasoline whereas a similar bottle of PRI-G can treat 256 gallons of gasoline, over 6x as much gasoline! For the cost conscious among us, that’s a good reason why.
Of course, PRI-G makes a variety of claims that I cannot vouch for but have no reason not to believe, including:
- ideal for e-10 gasoline
- provides greater power
- improves fuel efficiency
- prevents damaging deposits
- contains no alcohol
As for me, they had me at “treats almost 6x as much gasoline” as compared to Stabil. I’ve also heard (I believe) from Steven Harris of Solar1234.com that PRI-G can be used to restore gasoline that has “gone bad” though I haven’t tried to verify that claim either.
I can say that I’m ready to give it a shot. In fact, I’ve decided to use my current gasoline storage up over the next week or two and treat it exclusively with PRI-G instead from now on… and suggest you do as well.