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Uses for old gasoline?

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


  1. emt1581

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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??

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  2. Foxtrotx1

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    you could burn it.
     

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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.
     
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    Use it to start burn piles?
     
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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.

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  7. emt1581

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    It's around 4 gallons.

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

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  10. 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.
     
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    I like this idea!!! :wavey:
     
  12. Instymp

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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
     
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    except spelling
     
  14. Hour13

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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:
     
  15. emt1581

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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.

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  16. Hour13

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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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    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.
     
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    Wow I was thinking the same thing. :whistling:
     
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    EMT - research cleaning concrete driveways with old gasoline
     
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    Oh no the spell'n poolice is in da house!!!:upeyes:
     
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