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    Say you have a boat with hundreds of gallons of several years old gas. Seafoam and Heet?
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    Head down to Whitier, dump it on the pile of snow in the parking lot, set it on fire to clear the lot.

    Just kidding!

    Unfortunately that's enough fuel that my typical approach of mixing it with good gas and/or running through the snowblower, lawnmower et al would take several years to deal with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Say you have a boat with hundreds of gallons of several years old gas. Seafoam and Heet?
    make sure it is not grimy, discolored, and if it smells like normal gas would..if it is too old to use just call a waste disposal around town and have them take care of it..or there's the option of mixing it like this other guy said

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    burn it!

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    Fing run it! If your paranoid about it, bring some filters and enough gas with a hookup to make it back to port. Gas today isn't like the gas of old. Water isn't even that big of a deal anymore, keep an eye on your racor and bring some extra elements.

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    You Say BonFire??? Wooooo!

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    Just run it and keep topping it off with good stuff.
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    I wouldn't use in any small engine, if you don't run it in your boat, use it in a pickup or something with a big fuel tank...and add the stuff you mentioned and maybe use half n half....wow, how'd you end up with such a surplus? do you know if any stabil was added to the tank before it sat around??

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    siphon it out into 55 gallon drums re sell it as new gas at a premium take cash buy new gas just kidding.

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    Not my boat and no stabil was added. Thanks for the fing advice!
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    haha! "fing burn it!" , that was the best dang advice thus far.

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    When I bought my boat in Feb 10 it had about 100 gallons of gas in the 160 gallon tank that was probably from somewhere around 2007. I debated about what to do with it and finally ended up dumping in 4 bottles of heat and filling the tank to the top with premium and running it. Never had a problem. I have a single feed line out of the tank but it splits to a separate Racor for each motor and both motors have a fuel water separator and fuel filter on them. Never had a lick of trouble. I would burn that and if you want to get rid of the gas I will bring a barrel and pump it out and take it with me.....
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