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dww posted 04-02-2003 06:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for dww   Send Email to dww  
can i use gas from last year? is that a stupid question?
jimh posted 04-02-2003 07:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
You can use one-year-old gasoline in your lawn mower, but I would not run it through an outboard engine unless it had fuel stablizer added prior to storage for a year.

acassidy posted 04-02-2003 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
I have been using old gas from my boat in my lawn mower for the last two years, when I forgot to put stabilizer in it one year. What is interesting is that it has two-stroke oil in it and works fine in the mower. Try something like MDR Start Fresh in your tank if you plan on using the old gas. And fill up the tank completely so that you are not using 100% old gas. Archie
Dr T posted 04-02-2003 11:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Snow blowers also can use old gas. I was glad I had some left in the tank when we got buried two weeks ago. I went through about a gallon.
andygere posted 04-03-2003 02:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
It's not great, but it won't kill it either. If you can blend it with some new gas, even better. I'd say if you have portable tanks, use it for your lawn mower. If that dies, all you get is tall grass :)If your boat has a built in tank, it may be more difficult to get the old gas out. There are several threads on this topic, it's worth doing the search.
dww posted 04-03-2003 10:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for dww  Send Email to dww     
does the feul stabilizer only work if you add it at the end of the season?
acassidy posted 04-03-2003 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
dww, the treatment I was talking about I use after winter to wake up the old gas.

this is stuff, and I got it at Boaters World. I also use a additive for storage at the end of the season too. Good Luck

dww posted 04-04-2003 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for dww  Send Email to dww     

ill give that stuff a shot. thanks

sflnative posted 09-22-2007 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for sflnative  Send Email to sflnative     
I've been doing a lot of research on this, as I wanted to empty my tank and completely re-fill it. I also wanted to make sure I could access my emergency hurricane gasoline backup supply. I simply poured all gas from the boat in my vehicles and didn't notice any [problems]. P.S. What is a snowblower :)
jimh posted 09-23-2007 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Thank you for the anecdotal account of your experience with emptying gasoline from your boat fuel tank and reusing it in other vehicles.

You should give consideration to authoring a separate article about gasoline storage based on the research you conducted. I believe many readers would be interested.

[Revived four-year-old discussion closed.]

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