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emt1581
04-21-2012, 20:40
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

Foxtrotx1
04-21-2012, 20:48
you could burn it.

Carry16
04-21-2012, 21:03
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.

Nine Shooter
04-21-2012, 21:54
Use it to start burn piles?

yellolab
04-21-2012, 22:03
Use it to start burn piles?

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

Ruble Noon
04-21-2012, 22:16
Napalm

emt1581
04-21-2012, 23:19
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.

It's around 4 gallons.

Thanks

-Emt1581

Chindo18Z
04-21-2012, 23:36
Treatment for crabs. After you procure an ice pick, Vaseline, and a lighter. :whistling:

cyrsequipment
04-22-2012, 02:14
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

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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Stevekozak
04-22-2012, 06:15
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.

Stevekozak
04-22-2012, 06:20
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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I like this idea!!! :wavey:

Instymp
04-22-2012, 06:29
i put it one gallon at a time in my truck, mixed with 15-20 gal hasbt seemed to bother anything, I hope

Instymp
04-22-2012, 06:31
except spelling

Hour13
04-22-2012, 06:33
Two years isn't terribly old.

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:

emt1581
04-22-2012, 06:57
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:

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

Hour13
04-22-2012, 07:17
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

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.

mac66
04-22-2012, 07:20
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.

TangoFoxtrot
04-22-2012, 07:25
Napalm


Wow I was thinking the same thing. :whistling:

bdcochran
04-22-2012, 09:39
EMT - research cleaning concrete driveways with old gasoline

TangoFoxtrot
04-22-2012, 15:42
except spelling

Oh no the spell'n poolice is in da house!!!:upeyes:

RMTactical
04-22-2012, 18:03
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

lol!!! :rofl:

cyrsequipment
04-22-2012, 18:26
Oh no the spell'n poolice is in da house!!!:upeyes:

I am pretty sure that people are allowed to call themselves out for spelling mistakes without being considered the spelling police...

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lawman800
04-22-2012, 18:33
Mix in some petroleum jelly and make napalm.

F350
04-22-2012, 18:42
Mix in some petroleum jelly and make napalm.

Ivory Snow Flakes (Do they still make it???) powdered aluminum, powdered magnesium if you can get it and the contents of a couple road flares (depending on quantity of gas) make a nice slurry......Not that I would know anything about this you understand :whistling:

lawman800
04-22-2012, 18:44
What's Ivory snow flakes?

ArmoryDoc
04-22-2012, 19:33
Put a can of SeaFoam in it and run it in the boat. It will be fine.

Rick O'Shay
04-22-2012, 19:40
My Husqvarna chain saw doesn't care HOW old the gas is, it sips it and cuts like crazy.
I also have excellent results with my Briggs & Stratton small engines. Never finicky about gas quality, or age.

F350
04-22-2012, 20:53
What's Ivory snow flakes?

Laundry soap (not detergent) pretty popular in the 70s

janice6
04-22-2012, 20:59
I have an old "Gambles" 5 HP that is from the 40/50's. The mix is so high in oil (24:1) that the Seafoam will make it like new.

G29Reload
04-22-2012, 21:46
Use it to start burn piles?

This.

SFCSMITH(RET)
04-23-2012, 06:03
All the 2 stroke mix I use contains a really good fuel stabilizer.

I, just this last week, pulled a 3 year old gas can out, 2 stroke mixed 40-1 in '09 during the ice storm, we only have one saw that runs on that mix. I got out her little saw, fueled it up, started on the 5th pull, smoked a bit at first, ran fine, cut down a couple small trees and cleaned up a few downed limbs, shut it down after 20 or so minutes of cutting, put it and it's 3 year old fuel back on the shelf.

emt1581
04-23-2012, 15:40
All right I'll try just using the gas. At worst it'll be a $200 mistake...but with the price of gas, I could end up saving myself around $25 if it works ($4 gal + 6 for the oil).

Thanks

-Emt1581

janice6
04-23-2012, 15:52
Worse case you will have lubricated the engine too much and it may smoke with new fuel. I keep my old one filled up and the gaskets don't shrink and split, so it's GTG.

Back then they used 20W or 30W motor oil, no 2 Cycle stuff.

emt1581
04-23-2012, 17:19
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.

It worked. I ran a coffee cup's worth through my liver first but sure enough...Banker's Club and piss...worked like a charm!! :wow:

-Emt1581

MatGlock
04-23-2012, 18:13
If it was me, I would probably just dump it a quart or so at a time into my truck. A little two stroke oil won't hurt anything that burns gas at 20 mpg or less.

lawman800
04-23-2012, 21:38
My buddy has a Harley that's been sitting around for a half year, he's afraid the gas is gone... can Sta-Bil save it?

Carry16
04-23-2012, 22:30
I don't know about Stabil, but Pri-G claims it will. IMHO the gas isn't bad after just 6 months, even without stabilizers.

My buddy has a Harley that's been sitting around for a half year, he's afraid the gas is gone... can Sta-Bil save it?

lawman800
04-23-2012, 22:35
That's what I keep telling him but he is convinced that even if the gas in the tank is fine, the gas in the float bowl is varnish. I told him to get some Sta-Bil and be done with it.

So you say... Pri-G? Is that available at most automotive stores?

Angry Fist
04-23-2012, 22:41
Practice molotov cocktail in a jiffy drills.

lawman800
04-23-2012, 22:41
Save it for the Travyon Martin riot?:whistling:

Angry Fist
04-23-2012, 22:43
Yeah.

Carry16
04-23-2012, 22:47
I think it is more popular at camper stores. They do offer it at Amazon though:

Amazon.com: pri-g: Tools & Home Improvement

I think I bought mine on eBay, but it's been a few years now. I also use Pri-D for my diesel.

http://www.priproducts.com/consumer_products.cfm

I routinely stock 50+ gallons of gas and rotate it each spring. Never had a problem, but then I use it up in 6 cylinder engines which are likely more tolerant of lower octane than a 1 or 2 cylinder engine. MANY years ago I had a BSA 500 cc bike which absolutely refused to run on brand new Standard Oil gas, but ran like a top on Shell or Sunoco. There is a difference between brands.

janice6
04-23-2012, 22:49
I found some 2 cycle from that era that uses 16:1 mix. Mostly oil anyway.

emt1581
04-24-2012, 05:10
Ok, in all seriousness here... The gas worked!! I hooked it up, gave it a few pull and the motor started right up....I learned I had a smoke detector in my garage...but it started right up!!

-Emt1581

emt1581
04-24-2012, 05:15
Save it for the Travyon Martin riot?:whistling:

I know we're all thinking about it from the numerous GT threads on it. But I haven't seen a good riot since one happened in Toledo, OH years back. If they haven't done it yet, I doubt it'll happen.

Just my .02. I could certainly eat my words if he's set free.

-Emt1581

SFCSMITH(RET)
04-24-2012, 06:32
PRI-G is huge in the RV world. I gave a bottle to a buddy who had a 250 gallon tank on his farm, the gas wouldn't run his small equipment.. had him dump the PRI-G in, he reports the gas was good as new after. We use it in our RV and generators and stored fuel.

kirgi08
04-24-2012, 07:37
What's Ivory snow flakes?

Ivory snow detergent was in the form of flakes and was the best for those type of uses.'08. :whistling:


Research the baby that usta be on the box of the product,you'll be amazed. :supergrin:

rwrjr
04-24-2012, 08:14
Ivory snow detergent was in the form of flakes and was the best for those type of uses.'08. :whistling:


Research the baby that usta be on the box of the product,you'll be amazed. :supergrin:

Did you mean babe instead of baby? If I follow your drift I believe the woman in question was holding the baby on the box.

kirgi08
04-24-2012, 09:58
The "cover" baby of the brand.'08.

lawman800
04-24-2012, 21:21
Did you mean babe instead of baby? If I follow your drift I believe the woman in question was holding the baby on the box.

The woman holding the baby is the person in question, not the baby. The baby is not Brooke Shields.

jdavionic
04-26-2012, 18:29
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.

+1 I'd just use it for my lawn equipment.