NFR Gas recycle

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  1. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Dumped my lawn mower gas into my truck today about 3 1/2 gallons getting ready for spring. Also added a little gas dryer to get rid of any moisture.

    Heard it was a good idea since gas only has a life of about a year anyone do the same?

    My weedeater is two cycle so the oil acts as a stabilizer.
     
  2. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    A little transmission fluid helps keep fuel systems clean.
    A little to much will make lots of smoke, so watch out.
     
  3. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I was introduce to an additive called Sea foam . I have been adding this to my lawn equipment gas as instructed by my local sthil dealer , seems to have solved my spring start up problems
     
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    Yeah, I've done this for years. You're basically diluting the "bad" older gas from your mower into the larger quantity of "good" newer gas in your tank.

    I would not recommend doing this by dumping the gas into a motorcycle gas tank, or anything else with a minimal capacity, as it won't dilute well and can cause problems if the gas truly has started to go bad.
     
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  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I dumped some old gas into my truck. It spit and sputtered for a few days until I gassed up with new gas. It was one way to get rid of the old gas. Now I only buy my gas where they don't have all them different additives in it.
     
  6. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I use Stabil, or drain the tanks on my mowers. Other than that, I'd been using straight regular in them, without any ethanol.
    On a happier note, my lawn service is now officially dissolved! I notified the Sate of WA, closed out the bank account. I would pour gas all over my mowers and send them up in smoke while dancing madly around the pyre, laughing insanely and swigging on Fireball, if that wasn't such a bad idea, ecologically and otherwise.:D
     
  7. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    I have read that engines that are used occasionally do much better if you use non-ethanol fuel. We have a couple of places that sell it in Spokane. I know that when I use it in my truck the milage is better.
     
  8. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Only a couple of 76 stations close to me in Skagit county that use non ethanol unleaded, but $3.64 at 76 and $3.12 at Costco I'll add some Stabil to the tank of Costco gas
     
  9. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Thats funny, I just did exactly the same thing. Had about 2 gallons left over from last summer that went into the Toyota gas tank.
     
  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I always add fuel stabilizer to my outboard motor gas tank when I fill it up late in the year, in case I don't use it all up. Its kind of a PITA to drain. I need a bigger funnel.
     

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