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Old 11-12-2003, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm just anticipating a problem that I'll have sometime soon: I started a project that should have been completed in two months or so, but was dragged for almost a year (I guess some of you can relate... :) ). Because I wasn't planning to have the car sit for such a long time, I only remembered to add fuel stabilizer to the tank when it was perhaps too late---after 6 months. So now I have an almost full tank of old gas... What to do with it?

I found a website that suggests that one should filter the gas, and add it a little (1 gallon?) at a time to the tank, mixing it with a larger quantity of new good gas. Is that safe?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-12-2003, 12:27 PM   #2
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When I have old gas I either mix it a little at a time with good gas in my truck or just run it in the lawn mower.
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Sniff it :crazy:
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Old 11-12-2003, 12:30 PM   #4
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I pump it out and put it into my Chevy truck.
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses, guys! So I guess it won't be a problem burning a little at a time in my daily driver...

As for sniffing, I've tried... It made me a bit :lolg:, then :sad:, and then :sleep:, but it's really not the same thing as sniffing good new gas, which always makes me :crazy:.

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Old 11-12-2003, 01:10 PM   #6
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I would just try it. I have heard of vehicles sitting for years and fire right up with the old gas. Infact I bought a car stored for years and it fired and ran fine on the old gas.
If that bothers you it certainly won't hurt your daily driver.
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:21 PM   #7
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Like some of the others have said, siphon it into a can and then use it in the lawn mower or weed whacker and add a gallon or two to each tank of "new" gas you put in the Daily Driver.


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Old 11-12-2003, 01:42 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys! Since it doesn't seem that I'll be using the lawn mower anytime soon, I'll start mixing a little at a time of this old gas with fresh gas in my daily driver.

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Old 11-12-2003, 01:59 PM   #9
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:iagree:


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Old 11-12-2003, 02:04 PM   #10
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I would just try it. I have heard of vehicles sitting for years and fire right up with the old gas. Infact I bought a car stored for years and it fired and ran fine on the old gas.
If that bothers you it certainly won't hurt your daily driver.
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I left my vette sit for 2 years with 1/2 tank and put some of the storage additive in after a year then a bottle of octane boost in just before running it after the 2 years. You could siphone out 1/2 tank then drive to the gas station first thing and fill up.
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Old 11-12-2003, 10:58 PM   #11
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use it to strip your paint for that new maaco job
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Old 11-13-2003, 04:47 AM   #12
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I took mine to our local city hazardous waste facility.
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Old 11-13-2003, 06:08 AM   #13
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Mix it with old crankcase drippings, and put it around the foundation of your house to kill termites....

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Old 11-13-2003, 09:02 AM   #14
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I called my local EPA guy the other day and asked about dumping this sort of stuff ya know what he told me , I still can't believe he said it ! He said to dump cat litter into it until it was soaked up then throw in the garbage ! this was from the local EPA too !!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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