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Boat Gas Question

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I was cleaning out the garage and I found a couple of jugs of old boat gas.(50/1) I was told that you can put this in your car. Is this correct? Will it wreck something with in my vehicle? Better yet what do you do with the old gas?

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I have been doing that for years in the fall to use up the last of it as well as the gas for the blower/weedeater/chainsaw. Put one in at a time and do it when the tank is near full. I think that the oil gets so diluted then that it realy does not matter. Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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Like Jimbo I burn it in my truck. I always take my fuel that I leave in my boat to winter over and burn it in the spring. The only reason I leave any gas is I have a metal gas tank and a full tank will not rust, I do add sta-bil in the fall. Never had any problems.

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I've done this too and never had any noticeable problems although I can't imagine it's too good for the O2 sensor or catalytic converter. Yes, these devices do get some blowby or burning of oil anyway, but they do balk when it gets to be too much.

When you think about it though, it does seem somewhat odd to pour gas that we would not use in a $XXXX boat engine into a $XX,XXX vehicle.

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When you think about it though, it does seem somewhat odd to pour gas that we would not use in a $XXXX boat engine into a $XX,XXX vehicle.


To me it does seem odd using $ X of gas in anything valued at least $ XXXX

Just throw the gas away....give it to the nearest oil change station.

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If you have an older sled, use it in that wink.gif

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Lawnmower or snowblowers. Keeps the bugs and neighbors away. grin.gif

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How true.

It's pretty easy to get caught up tripping over dollars to pick up the pennies.

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The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Rochester may take small quantities if you think the gas has gone bad (smells like varnish).

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I put mine in old paint cans and burn it. No it doesn't go poof, it actually burns for hours. Careful when you light it!!! smile.gif

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Seems like you could be making more of an issue than necessary. If you have 3 gallons of 50:1 gasoline you have approximately 7.68oz. of oil in the gas. (3 x 128 / 50 = 7.68) Pour this into a 20 gallon tank and then fill the car, the resulting raio will be approximately 333:1. (20 x 128 / 7.68 = 333.3) You think this can be a problem for your engine?

Seems like the amount of oil in your gas is, for all practical purposes, non-existent.

I don't know if having a mixture of 2-cycle oil in your gasoline is really much of a problem to the engine. Could check with the manufacturer to be sure.

Bob

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