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What Do You Do With Old Premix?
|Author||Topic: What Do You Do With Old Premix?|
|Gene in NC||
posted 10-06-2003 08:44 PM ET (US)
What do you do with premiix 2.5 years old?
posted 10-06-2003 09:22 PM ET (US)
Burn it in my wife's car.
posted 10-06-2003 10:45 PM ET (US)
Run it in your lawnmower or snowblower or any other 2 smoke engine. Maybe add a cap-full of sta-bil to it. It will work fine.
posted 10-06-2003 10:50 PM ET (US)
You can cut it by 50% with new gas and burn it in your lawn mower, weed whacker ect.
Or, if you have one near by, you could take it to a recyling center.
posted 10-07-2003 11:15 AM ET (US)
How much do you have? If you have a 1/2 tank in the boat then fill it up with 93 octane and new oil and run it, just don't run it WOT. When it gets down to a 1/2 tank again fill it up and she is good. One weekend with the old stuff.....no biggie. I just ran out about 65gallons of 2 year old(was 93 octane) gas in my boat the same way....no biggie.
posted 10-07-2003 11:16 AM ET (US)
Well I say that but does it still smell like gas or is it vinegar gas?
posted 04-02-2008 07:28 AM ET (US)
I dilute it ( 50:1 to 500:1 ) in my 82 S-10 BUT... I'm in FL with a 2001 Taurus ( more engine computer stuff I don't understand).
Will it cause a problem for the Taurus?
I can give it to a neighbor, but @ $ 3.40.......
any info would be appreciated!
posted 04-03-2008 11:56 AM ET (US)
2.5 years? Do you know if it's E-10 gas? If so, run it in something easy to repair like a lawnmower or weed-eater just in case. If not, just give it a good shake and use it in your boat. Assuming, of course, that you have a fuel-water separator and don't go 50 miles offshore.
posted 04-03-2008 01:07 PM ET (US)
Nah won't hurt anything...I ran pre-mix in my 2004 GTO to get rid of the 25 gals I had. I used one 5 gal can to each fill(18.5 gal tank?), never a puff of smoke or anything weird. I also ran it in my lawn tractor.
If anyone has old 2 stroke oil that they are affraid to use or can't anymore because they now run a DFI. Use it in your diesel car/truck at about 3-4 ounces for every 15 gals. It is proven that the extra lubricity will improve your MPG due to the less slippery 15ppm diesel we now have at the pumps. I have been using it now for 2 tanks and I went up about 1mpg.
posted 04-03-2008 04:39 PM ET (US)
Old thread but a good topic to review. Here in Jacksonville the city has a hazardous waste drop off facility. They accept anything from old paint to computer hardware. I dropped off 12 gallons of 3 year old gas and the rotted fuel tank it was in. I would think that most medium sized cities would offer the same type of drop off location.
posted 04-03-2008 06:09 PM ET (US)
Most lawnmowers for the last MANY years are four-stroke. I
bought my first gas lawnmower about 1982. It was a four-stroke.
I think sta-bil (sp?) needs to be added BEFORE aging.
Most string trimmers are still two stroke. Don't just cut it
posted 04-03-2008 11:27 PM ET (US)
I have a toyota tacoma that I pour my old gas into when I fill it up. Pour it in, then fill up. I never really let it get that old though. Usually 6 months to a year max.
posted 04-05-2008 08:32 PM ET (US)
burn red ants, lawn mower
posted 04-06-2008 07:51 AM ET (US)
Modern car engines are amazingly good at digesting just about any crap that passes as gas these days. Not sure why four-stroke EFI outboards, which are petty much the same idea (computer-controlled, sensors eveywhere, etc) seem to be more finicky.
posted 04-11-2008 03:13 PM ET (US)
I run the old pre mix through my fifty (50) year old John Deere two cylinder gas farm tractor.
That machine loves the pre mix. In fact, I add several ounces of two cycle oil to each ten (10) gallon fill up.
It's good for the valves and other parts missing the lead from yesteryear.
posted 04-14-2008 05:20 PM ET (US)
According to my internet research use a ratio of 5:1 new gas to old gas and burn it in your car. I have done this without problems.
posted 04-16-2008 07:54 PM ET (US)
We have a waste oil furnace at work that is great for burning old gasoline.
posted 04-17-2008 07:32 AM ET (US)
Like Firebrand I find and old motor to run it in. Latest victim is a 70's VW bug with 6:1 compression and the need for lead it is perfect.
posted 04-17-2008 09:15 AM ET (US)
If its that old i would mix it 50/50 with fresh gas and filter it as i pore it in my lawnmower,, as it that old i would only use it in my car if it was not fuel injected
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