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Use 6 month old gas?

Discussion in 'Military' started by iliketurtles, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 1:28 AM
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    iliketurtles

    iliketurtles [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'll be getting home soon after a 6 month deployment and was wondering how the old gas will work if I put some stabil fuel stabilzer in the tank before I left. The truck has been started or driven every couple weeks, but the tank will be mostly full.

    Anyone had problems using the gas they left in the tank for that long?
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 1:50 AM
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    Six months with Stabil should be fine...I just had to pump out two tanks on some of my old trucks that had two years old gas and caused a terrible low speed miss.

    For my equipment that is used seasonally, I put in ethonal free gas and marine grade stabil prior to storage, or I drain the tank.

    Howard
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:08 AM
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    I dont know how it will do for you man but I'm going to be doing the same
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:56 AM
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    How much of a tank is left? If not much you can probably fill it up with new to dilute the old.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:58 AM
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    Should be ok. If anything, add a bottle of octane booster or seafoam.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    wat?
    the fuel will be fine since you added the stabilizer. I did this back in 02-03 when i left for 6 months and it cranked right up and drove fine throughout the tank. no issues.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    you'll be fine. my bike and car go all winter with a full tank and some stabil and never a problem
     
  8. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    It has 3/4 tank now. I think I'll just use what's left and see how it goes. I think it'll be fine.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    I do this with my motorcycle and have done it with my past trucks after every deployment, no issues.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    Bad fuel stays bad even if you add new fuel. It is best to just get rid of it.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    iliketurtles

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    I used the tank of "old" gas and 1.5 tanks after that and the truck runs great. Looks like I was worrying for nothing.
     
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