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old gas
« on: May 04, 2011, 11:56:46 AM »
i've got 4 gallons or more of old gasoline.  I really have no idea how old it is; it was in a parts vehicle i aquired.  I know it's bad because it doesn't smell right.  when i syphoned it from one tank to another, i didn't notice anything odd about the color.

any ideas/methods to make this stuff more useable and/or safer to use in anything other than a lawn mower?
what would be the consequences of trying to use it in an old carb'd straight 6, or anything else carb'd?

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Re: old gas
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 12:07:49 PM »
With only 4 gallons I would say it's not worth the risk.  I would use it for starting bonfires myself. ;D


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Re: old gas
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 01:09:56 PM »
We store old gas in a labled container and use it as part of the mix for a drip torch. Gas is also a great solvent that evaporates pretty fast. I wouldn't run it through anything other than an old lawn mower.