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old gas what to do..... #1341236 Thu Jan 09 2020 08:09 PM
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Brian Moore Offline OP
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So I have some old gas in the tank. Been there at least 5 years. I have some ideas of what I am going to do with it but would like to know what the rest of you do with old gas. Or if you do anything?

Thanks
Brian


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Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341237 Thu Jan 09 2020 08:19 PM
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Our county solid waste relay stations takes it for free.


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- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341239 Thu Jan 09 2020 08:31 PM
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If it was me
I would filter it into a container and it would be used for cleaning parts.
Also if it’s clean enough I would add it to a nearly full tank about a gallon at a time.
Also my Tractor would burn it no problem
Recyclers is also a good option but less convenient.
I’m not sure why folks r so afraid of old gas
I have never had a problem with smelly old gas in any of my vehicles
If everything is in good working order starting a machine on old gas seems to work for me just fine. But in Canada we have ethanol in the gas and that also seems to make it work better when aged compared to the original no ethanol blend. That ethanol is a free water scavenger I don’t get any water accumulating in my sediment bowls anymore which is nice.

Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341247 Thu Jan 09 2020 09:15 PM
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mix it with your lawn mower gas. ive used it from old vehicles that sat for years.


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Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Achipmunk] #1341254 Thu Jan 09 2020 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Achipmunk
mix it with your lawn mower gas. ive used it from old vehicles that sat for years.

Don't do that with a recently purchased small Toro mower. It will void the warranty.


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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341269 Thu Jan 09 2020 11:55 PM
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I use it to clean parts.
Ethanol free gas will last a lot longer than the 10% ethanol blend.
To me, it is not worth the risk of gumming up a carb with varnish.

Just my .2% thoughts.
Don


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Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341270 Fri Jan 10 2020 12:04 AM
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I use it to get my brush pile burning, I wait 'till there is snow on the ground to burn brush and a little "starting fluid" helps.


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Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341274 Fri Jan 10 2020 12:21 AM
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Phak1 Offline
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I ran it thru a gas filter and mixed it in the truck I use daily. I mix it less then 1 part to 10 and I never noticed any difference in the way it runs. I have also mixed it in the gas I use in my yard tractor with no issues.

I also use nothing but ethanol free gas in everything but my daily driver. I’ve cleaned too many carbs that the ethanol gummed up.


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Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341276 Fri Jan 10 2020 12:32 AM
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I used antique gas in my 345 IHC, bent some pushrods when valves froze up, so be careful.

Ed


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Re: old gas what to do..... [Re: Brian Moore] #1341311 Fri Jan 10 2020 03:28 AM
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