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Old Gas/New Gas


Old Gas/New Gas  

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  1. 1. At the start of every new season:

    • I always burn the old gas before adding fresh to the tank.
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    • I always add new gas to the existing before heading out.
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    • I don't worry about it and have never had "gas" problems...
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Voted for burn old before adding new. Only 1 for that so far, but I can't add new because I always store full with fuel stabilizer. If I was to store less than full and not stabilized, I would add new first. Wait, I would never store it unstabilized!

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Funny how all these gas topics come up at the beginning of each year Dontknow.gif

As if it is really that big a deal

I guess it's not.

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I second the seafoam! I use it in my trucks and boats a couple times a year. But that doesn't have any effect on whether or not we burn the fuel before filling it all the way up. I will say that, IIRC, its best to not let your tank run all the way to empty before filling up. Something about it not being good for the fuel pump and causing it to wear out quicker. I don't know...either way, I have a several hundred gallon fuel tank with premium on the side of my boat house. I always fill the boat up either when we get back, or before we leave again, depending on the time. If its a hot MS summer night and we get back after dark, You can't fill it up because you will get eaten alive by the Teradactals (aka mosquitos), so we have to fill er up before we go out the next day.

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I use Seafoam in my boats, trucks, sleds,ice auger, lawnmover EVERYTHING. And I swear they run better!!

A few years ago I picked up a late 90s Dodge Neon to use as a commuter car (thank gawd I don't have to commute any more). It had about 95k miles on it & ran good, but I thought I'd try & squeak a few more out of it. So I ran most of a can of Seafoam thru it by way of the vacuum line on the power brake booster.

Holy crap that was embarrassing...... the plume of smoke that car spewed out was as big as a 3 story house & floated around our neighborhood for about 10 minutes before it dissipated. That was bad enough coming from a $1500 car. If it had come from my $40k boat, I think I would have blown a heart valve right there on the driveway.

Are you just mixing it in the gas tank? And do you use Stabil or anything else when it comes to winterize it?

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I use Seafoam in my boats, trucks, sleds,ice auger, lawnmover EVERYTHING. And I swear they run better!!

A few years ago I picked up a late 90s Dodge Neon to use as a commuter car (thank gawd I don't have to commute any more). It had about 95k miles on it & ran good, but I thought I'd try & squeak a few more out of it. So I ran most of a can of Seafoam thru it by way of the vacuum line on the power brake booster.

Holy crap that was embarrassing...... the plume of smoke that car spewed out was as big as a 3 story house & floated around our neighborhood for about 10 minutes before it dissipated. That was bad enough coming from a $1500 car. If it had come from my $40k boat, I think I would have blown a heart valve right there on the driveway.

Are you just mixing it in the gas tank? And do you use Stabil or anything else when it comes to winterize it?

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I usually put in a few gallons of premium in with the old gas for the first run of the season. Not sure if makes a difference, but it makes me fell like it does :)

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Funny how all these gas topics come up at the beginning of each year Dontknow.gif

As if it is really that big a deal

It is!! Old gas is just way more potent than fresh any day. Brussel sprouts smothered in limburger cheese make a fine contribution to older gas.

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