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#1880565 - 05/04/10 02:14 PM How to dispose of bad gas?
AuthorEditor Offline


Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 1693
Loc: New York
I've never yet been able to find anyone who will take bad gas. I sometimes end up with a gallon or two of old 2-stroke mixed gas after a season, and I'd rather get rid of it than take a chance of plugging up my carb in the spring. Ethanol just makes this problem worse. I live in a city where I can't just burn it off, and the whole area is now no burn anyway. What do you do to get rid of bad or old gas?

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#1880567 - 05/04/10 02:17 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: AuthorEditor]
javacontour Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 8999
Loc: Illinois
Sounds like it's not too old, how about running it in your car?

If you are worried about using all of it at once, spread it out, put a 1/2 gallon in each time and soon it will all be gone.
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#1880568 - 05/04/10 02:18 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: AuthorEditor]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 7286
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Feed it to my car... A quart per tank of almost anything won't hurt your car.
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#1880572 - 05/04/10 02:20 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: IndyIan]
TallPaul Offline


Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 13088
Loc: By Detroit
Yep, a little at a time. Ha, I just started my lawn mower with last years gasoline. Ran fine.

Oh and don't worry about the 2 stroke oil, I ran it in my fuel tank at 500:1 (about 1 oz per 4 gallons) for about a year as a fuel treatment. No adverse effects.

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#1880578 - 05/04/10 02:24 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: TallPaul]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 37817
Loc: New Jersey
yep, put it in a clean glass jar and slowly use it. And don't buy as much next time...

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#1880580 - 05/04/10 02:26 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: AuthorEditor]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 31296
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: AuthorEditor
I've never yet been able to find anyone who will take bad gas.

Yeah, me neither. If you find a girl who will tolerate it, she's a keeper.
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#1880583 - 05/04/10 02:27 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: AuthorEditor]
OilNerd Offline


Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1235
Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
I usually feed it to my Caravan or Olds at a rate of one gallon of fuel/oil mix per tank (both have 18 gallon tanks). I run the tank to near-empty, add the mixed fuel, then fill.

At 40:1, there's only 3.2 oz. of two-stroke oil in one gallon of mix -- won't hurt a thing diluted in an 18-gallon tank.


Edited by OilNerd (05/04/10 02:29 PM)
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#1880593 - 05/04/10 02:36 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: OilNerd]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Can't you just throw it in the BBQ very slowly??
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#1880607 - 05/04/10 02:46 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: IndyIan]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 24791
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: IndyIan
Feed it to my car... A quart per tank of almost anything won't hurt your car.


That's exactly what I do. The Aerostar gets it, I run it through a Coleman Lantern filter into a clean container, and add about 1/2 gallon at a time to a tank of gas. Since I don't want to carry it with me to the gas station I fill up until the pump shuts off, then add it.
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#1880616 - 05/04/10 03:00 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: JHZR2]
Popinski Offline


Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 1707
Loc: Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
yep, put it in a clean glass jar and slowly use it. And don't buy as much next time...


+1.

I use old gasoline and old 2-stroke fuel and mix it in fresh gasoline little-by-little. It won't hurt anything. Dumping it is just a waste.
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#1880659 - 05/04/10 03:31 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: Popinski]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 16460
Loc: Orlando, FL
Use it on weeds and light a match
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#1880680 - 05/04/10 03:48 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: Mr Nice]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 9581
Loc: Upstate NY
Run it in your car. Some of us run 2-cycle oil in our cars on purpose. No adverse effects noted yet.
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#1880713 - 05/04/10 04:27 PM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1909
Loc: Tracy, CA
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: AuthorEditor
I've never yet been able to find anyone who will take bad gas.

Yeah, me neither. If you find a girl who will tolerate it, she's a keeper.


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#1881135 - 05/05/10 12:44 AM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: paulo57509]
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Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 97
Loc: Flagstaff, Az
One time I might have accidentally put some in my used oil bucket. I also then accidentally might have taken it to AutoZone to dump in their recycling container.

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#1881344 - 05/05/10 09:01 AM Re: How to dispose of bad gas? [Re: TurboWagon]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6113
Loc: Easton, PA
Originally Posted By: TurboWagon
One time I might have accidentally put some in my used oil bucket. I also then accidentally might have taken it to AutoZone to dump in their recycling container.

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