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Old 07-01-2013, 08:53 PM
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What to do with 1999 gas?

The PO of my 49 F1 parked it in 1999. Today I drained the gunked up fuel tank and removed it from the cab.

I have about 4 gallons of varnished gas, how can I dispose of it?
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I run old gas a little at a time in my 1956 Farmall cub, the darn tractor will run on almost anything!
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Should mix with old oil and be accepted at recycling centers or repair shops. I've got it nice 'cause a buddy runs a repair shop and uses an oil burner to heat the place. He just mixes my old dead gas in the same barrels as the oil. Stu
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Call the city offices where you are and they will be able to tell you where to dispose of it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:08 PM
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When I drained mine, I had about 6 or 7 gallons of 20 year old gas. It was in two 5-gallon buckets. I put it out behind my garage without a lid and started thinking about what to do with it. It was July and very HOT outside. I walked back out there a couple days later, and it was GONE!!! I never did figure out who stole it.
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I never did figure out who stole it.
Probably the guy whose vehicle was sitting by the side of the road!!
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Vintage truck should run on vintage gas. JK.
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I drained about six gallons of gas that was in my '51. The truck had been sitting for six years or so. I drained it into a couple of plastic outboard tanks.
IT WAS THE NASTIEST SMELLING STUFF YOU CAN IMAGINE.
Now I have been pouring one-year-old gas from mowers, snowmobiles, boats, etc. into my daily driver for about 20 years. As long as you have plenty of fresh gas in the tank, the car will burn it just fine.
But what about six-year-old stanky gas? I thought I'd give it a try in the riding lawn mower. I put one gallon of the crap in the mower's tank, which had about two gallons of fresh stuff in it at the time. So it was a 70/30 mixture of good to bad. I used a cafeteria-worker style hair net to filter out the rust chunks and other crud.
Damned if the mower ran pretty good. The only sign of distress in that mower was that when you turned the throttle all the way down to idle, it would sometimes stumble and try to die. But as soon as the RPM's were up higher, it ran very normal. Throughout the whole summer I used that gas, at one point it was a 50/50 mix and the engine was used to it by then.
So I was able to use all of the stinky stuff. That was 3 years ago and the mower still runs great.
So don't toss it out or pay to get rid of it, simply pour a little at a time into some other piece of equipment or car that gets used regularly and has a tank of fresh fuel to mix it in with.

If you can run something with your 14-year-old gas in it....and I'll bet you could, you'd be my hero.

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Ya Doc I was gonna try your method but now I am gonna go with Kurt. That fuel was probably leaded gas pre alcohol/mix, gotta make my truck run better right?
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If the gas is still in liquid form, and even if it smells like a dead possum was marinating in turpentine for a month in hot weather.....it will still burn. Fashion a filter from something to go over a big funnel (such as asking the fat chick who works at the local Subway for a hairnet) and use as much of that gas as you can. It might be the last time you get to hear an engine running on good 'ol days gas.
Then party like it's 1999.

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I add B-12 to it if it's low on "volatiles."
Burns fine in low-compression engines.
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I add B-12 to it if it's low on "volatiles."
Burns fine in low-compression engines.
Farmall cub=low compression no wonder it runs on anything, heck maybe I should try a little waste oil!
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I like a little in my coffee in the morning. not too much though...it really cleans you out!!!
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Should mix with old oil and be accepted at recycling centers or repair shops. I've got it nice 'cause a buddy runs a repair shop and uses an oil burner to heat the place. He just mixes my old dead gas in the same barrels as the oil. Stu
I have been told more than once they do NOT want ANY gas mixed with the waste oil. Adding this amount will make some low grade napalm and would invite disaster.
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