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Old 04-17-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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So what would you folks do with a measly gallon or less of 5-month-old gas? More specifically, has anyone simply blended it with a full tank into their large vehicles (without ill effect)? That's the most tempting option right now.
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Old 04-17-2016, 11:01 AM   #2
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I put it in the lawn mower. Just got rid of 10 gallons that I had no idea how long they were in the cans for, before I bought them at an auction.

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Heck yes I've run older gas than that.
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I put it in the lawn mower. Just got rid of 10 gallons that I had no idea how long they were in the cans for, before I bought them at an auction.
To better understand....it would be ok to use in a mower, but not let gas "sit and go bad" in a mower to gum up the carb?
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Probably, but I don't always do what I know I should.
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To better understand....it would be ok to use in a mower, but not let gas "sit and go bad" in a mower to gum up the carb?
I wouldn't dump it in the mower because you may not be able to start it. The longer it sits the less volatile it is.
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starting fluid....
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I might think twice about using that in a finicky two-cycle, but anywhere else I wouldn't worry if it was a year old.
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Thanks for the info. I'm just going to pour it into a vehicle and be done with it.

I've gummed up more lawnmowers by leaving gas over winter than I care to remember. I finally left them dry this year, thankfully. Not going to tempt fate.
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I wouldnt dump it in a small engine but i usually mix it in with my truck when the tank is pretty full so it mixes well with the fresh gas
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I wouldnt dump it in a small engine but i usually mix it in with my truck when the tank is pretty full so it mixes well with the fresh gas
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I just burned through 20 gallons of 90 no ethanol in my truck. I pulled out of my boat. One year old, but did have stabil in it.

I've got five gallons of 50:1 from other boat going in next.

Been doing this my whole life. My dad showed me this.

No nasty gas.
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Gas without ethanol will last a lot longer then gas with.
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I would not hesitate to dump old gas in a tank of new gas. Just be sensible with the ratio. Also,there are products that "refresh" old gas. I just became aware of them about 4 yrs. ago. A few of the big box stores around me carry it. Menard's is my usual go to place.


Here is just one of the brand names.

http://theepicenter.com/emergency-po...treatment.html
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I would not hesitate to dump old gas in a tank of new gas. Just be sensible with the ratio. Also,there are products that "refresh" old gas. I just became aware of them about 4 yrs. ago. A few of the big box stores around me carry it. Menard's is my usual go to place.


Here is just one of the brand names.

http://theepicenter.com/emergency-po...treatment.html
That's what I use also....
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What if I have a couple gallons of what I think is mixed gas? Will adding mix oil still work in the weedeater if it's doubled, I don't have a running gas rig. I usually just dump a bit out and see the color, but I have one that is yellow and one that is blue. The blue I know is mixed, the other not so sure.

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What if I have a couple gallons of what I think is mixed gas?
Dump it. Might not hurt a 4-cycle, but if you're not sure, don't put it in a 2-cycle. Those things are the work of the devil.
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What if I have a couple gallons of what I think is mixed gas? Will adding mix oil still work in the weedeater if it's doubled, I don't have a running gas rig. I usually just dump a bit out and see the color, but I have one that is yellow and one that is blue. The blue I know is mixed, the other not so sure.

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Don't screw with gas/oil mix.

Mark one gas can with Sharpie for lawn tools only. I run all Stihls. 40/50:1 mix.

I also wrap blue painters tape on all lawn tool/boat cans. Wife knows the drill.
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What if I have a couple gallons of what I think is mixed gas? Will adding mix oil still work in the weedeater if it's doubled, I don't have a running gas rig. I usually just dump a bit out and see the color, but I have one that is yellow and one that is blue. The blue I know is mixed, the other not so sure.

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The couple bucks you'd save messing with the crap gas won't be worth the headache.
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