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Running mixed gas in truck?

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chris63

I have 3 (or so) gallons of gas left over and I'm wondering if it will hurt a engine (i've got fuel injection or old carb truck/van)which one sould I mix it in with or not at all????????Won't the plugs just get a little fowled or will it cause other issues?c63 confused.gifconfused.gif

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caseymcq

I would guess if you had enough other gas in the tank to thin it out to something like 500:1 or leaner ratio you would be alright. But if you are running your truck on 16:1 only you may have more problems than just smoking like a '62 Plymouth.

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chris63

500to 1 Im ratio dislexic would that mean 50 gallons of gas?????????????c63

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Ralph Wiggum

It'll be fine. I've done it for years. Just make sure you've got plenty of other gas in the truck and it will dilute the oil down.

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Jarrod32

No problem. Dump it in with a full tank of gas.

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BobT

I don't believe running mixed gas once in a great while will hurt anything even without dilluting it with other gas. In fact, the lubrication will probably do more good than harm. On the other hand the adage, "too much of a good thing" does come into play. If you ran a mixture all the time you might run into issues.

This is just my opinion though.

Bob

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Big-Al

I end up throwing some mixed in my truck every year. There are those out there that would not ever do such a thing.

If you do a search on this site you will come up with a ton of posts. It comes up two or three times a year.

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Eric Wettschreck

I have a 68 Fury 3 that absolutely loves it when I throw in a couple of gallons of mixed gas. When it's time to winterize the boat that's where the left over gas goes.

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Down2Earth

For me what ever is left from the weed wacker mixed gas turns into the ice auger mixed gas. The ratio is the same and I just put stabil in it when I mix all gas.

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Surface Tension

I'll take it. smirk.gif

Story about my mint 1978 Chev 3/4 ton 454 cubic" Camper Special.

Being low on gas, I pulled up to a station that I never used before. Not paying much attention I started filling up. To my horror I noticed I had just put in 10 gallons of diesel. The gears started turning as to what to do. Siphon off the diesel and do what with it? I filled the rest of the tank with gas and off I went. Didn't noticed much of a difference although the exhaust smelt different.

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boatfixer

I'm sure it cleaned out the cylinders well. Diesel makes a good cleaner. grin.gif

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chris63

Wow!!!!!!!thankx for all the replies...........it's going in my 85 gmc van and i'm heading up to Leech this weekend for the last walter/crappie chase.......I'll post pics again after this trip..thanx again.c63 grin.gif

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