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Uses for old gasoline?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by emt1581, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I've let the gas sit in my gas can for the last two years. It is 2 stroke so there is oil mixed in.

    Is there any use for this stuff??

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     

  2. Carry16

    Carry16

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    You can probably rejuvinate it with some Stabil or PriG - how much are you talking about? Two years isn't terribly old. If you want to burn it I would dillute it down with diesel before burning. LOTS of diesel to a LITTLE gas works best. You may be able to mix it with used motor oil too, but I've no experience with that.
     
  3. yellolab

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    That's what i do, every spring

    Funny as my town charges 25 dollars for a burn permit.

    And the fine for burning without one....25 dollars.

    Needless to say, I've never got one.

    Kevin
     
  4. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    It's around 4 gallons.

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  5. Chindo18Z

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    Treatment for crabs. After you procure an ice pick, Vaseline, and a lighter. :whistling:
     
  6. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

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    Find some stupid kids that are into huffing and tell them it is "vintage gasoline"... you could sell it for double the current market price.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  7. Stevekozak

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    have you tried just using it? If it was good gas to start with, it may still be good gas. I just finished using some 2 year old mixed gas in my chainsaw, and it never missed a lick. It did not have any ethanol in it and did not gum up. If you don't think it is usable, then keep it to start fires if needed.
     
  8. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

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    I like this idea!!! :wavey:
     
  9. Instymp

    Instymp Silver Member

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    i put it one gallon at a time in my truck, mixed with 15-20 gal hasbt seemed to bother anything, I hope
     
  10. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Sadly, today's gas actually only holds for about 6mo before it starts losing flash rate and octane level. We dynoed a mustang using different batches of Shell premium at "fresh", 6mo old, a year old, and a year and a half. All tests were done the same day, with the engine at 180deg.

    1) 379hp
    2) 371hp
    3) 348hp
    4) 324hp :shocked:

    5 back to fresh gas) 377hp

    When we drain the tanks of Stangs that have been sitting for 2yrs or more, the whole shop reeks of turpentine.

    Disgusting.


    PS~ I've taken some of that nasty old gas home with me, it makes great weed killer! :supergrin:
     
  11. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    This is for a 56 year old boat motor....I don't really care about optimal performance here....it's just to putter around the lake with. I just don't want to harm the motor.

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  12. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Hell, that thing will probably run on piss & Vodka, lol! Throw a little Berriman's B12(liquid, not spray, at any auto parts store) in the tank and she'll be fine bud.
     
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  13. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Really, two year old gas is not too bad. I would just use it. If you are concerned, mix another gallon using fresh gas and add to your old stuff to freshen it up.
     
  14. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Wow I was thinking the same thing. :whistling:
     
  15. bdcochran

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    EMT - research cleaning concrete driveways with old gasoline
     
  16. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Oh no the spell'n poolice is in da house!!!:upeyes:
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012