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Caceman posted 06-04-2001 11:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for Caceman   Send Email to Caceman  
I have some old gasoline in my fuel tanks that I don't want to run through my engine. In fact, I think it is responsible for some recent engine problems. Can anybody recommend or point me in the right direction of a way to legally dispose of the old gas? Thanks.

-Andrew

johnk posted 06-04-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnk  Send Email to johnk     
Most major land fills (they used to be called 'dumps' when I was a kid) have recycling provisions for gas, oil, batteries, paint, etc, etc.

Mine accepts these hazardious materials once a month. Give yours a call..

good luck

john

compounder posted 06-04-2001 11:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for compounder  Send Email to compounder     
I just run it through my Jeep or pickup. I put in no more than a gallon or two at one time and the vehicles seem to digest it fine....even real old "sour" pre-mix.
Whaletosh posted 06-05-2001 08:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
I agree with Compounder. I work in a Chemistry Dept. at a university and the "old timers" like to say:

"dillution is the solution for pollution".

Can't say that I agree, but in this case it applies. Just slowly use a gallon or two with an almost full tank of gas in the car. should run right through.

Of course if you suspect the fuel is contaminated rather than old don't put it in you car/truck either.

Arch Autenreith posted 06-05-2001 12:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
Same as compounder and Whaletosh. Run it in the car.
Caceman posted 06-05-2001 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Caceman  Send Email to Caceman     
Thanks for the responses. I had considered burning it off by running it through the car, but I had rejected that idea because I didn't want to damage the cars engine. I like the idea of diluting it with good gasoline then burning it off in the cars engine. I have an old pickup that was my first truck. I can burn it off in that. Keep Whalin'.

-Andrew

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