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11 footer posted 08-23-2002 10:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for 11 footer   Send Email to 11 footer  
I have an old metal 5 gallon gas tank. That was used up to not to long ago. Then the outboard that we had it on we no longer use. Now I want to use it with a diffent outboard but it is about 1/4 of the way full with the wroung oil mixter. How do I get it out with making a mess.
Dick posted 08-23-2002 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Check with your local marinas about fuel disposal. We offer the service at $.75 a gallon and I am sure others around the USA do the same.
hooter posted 08-24-2002 03:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
If ya paid attention in yer math class and gots a calic-ulator ya can figure 'bout how much erl to put in wid da new gas to get pretty dern close. At da end o'the day, yer not likely to do a bit o'harm to run a li'l-too-rich mixcha true yer new motor 'less its's a 4-stroke.
Tin Man posted 08-25-2002 11:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tin Man  Send Email to Tin Man     
The recycling place at our county landfill takes old fuel or premix. I had about 30 gallons I had to dispose of and called the county waste management office. I had to take it to the landfill site and dump it into a container similar to the used oil containers. Most of the gas I had was in six gallon cans, but I could have poured it fronm a tank just as easily. It was free of charge.

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