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Old 09-11-2011, 07:14 PM
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I have a couple of 5 gallon plastic containers full of 5 year old unleaded. I didn't treat it with stabilizer and am now wondering if there is any good use for it. Any worthwhile suggestions would be appreciated.
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Is it still flammable?
Put it in the lawn mower if its half a** flammable.
Burn brush or leaves with it.
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Leave it out and let someone steal it.
May be a good laugh.
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Put some gas stabilizer and some octane booster in it and see if it will work in your mower before putting it in anything else.
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Makes a great weed and grass killer.
Just make sure you use it in an area where you don't want to grow anything for a long time.
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I have a couple of 5 gallon plastic containers full of 5 year old unleaded. I didn't treat it with stabilizer and am now wondering if there is any good use for it. Any worthwhile suggestions would be appreciated.
Mix 50/50 with new gas and run it, it will work
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Works great on fire ants!!
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When I get rid of old gas I put a gallon or two mixed with a full tank of gas in my older rig...
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I have a couple of 5 gallon plastic containers full of 5 year old unleaded. I didn't treat it with stabilizer and am now wondering if there is any good use for it. Any worthwhile suggestions would be appreciated.
Git yourself some "Pri-G" fuel treatment. Will recondition old gas. They sell it at camping World. Good to have on hand anyhow for fuel storage.
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you've had it for 5 years, what's the hurry now? it's not going anywhere.
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Damn right on fireants!

Be careful on just mixing it in, if it has that REALLY funky smell.
I gummed up carbs on my tractor, tillers, and lawn mower trying to be thrifty
mixing in bad gas.
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Run it through a coffee filter to get rid of any of the stringy floaty stuff.
Add the Pri-G and some octane booster as previously mentioned, and use it up in two-cycle engines like mowers, weed whackers or in 'cocktail's'.
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I have a couple of 5 gallon plastic containers full of 5 year old unleaded. I didn't treat it with stabilizer and am now wondering if there is any good use for it. Any worthwhile suggestions would be appreciated.
Just like all other storage supplies, rotate, rotate, rotate.
Dump it, one can at a time, in your car or truck gas tank, then top off the tank with new gas or fuel. It will mix and burn fine in your engine. Then when you fill up the cans again, put a piece of duct tape on it and date it with a permanent marker. When it's about 6 mos. or so old, put it in the tank and refill with fresh. We use ours for the lawn mower, snow blower, chain saws, etc., too.
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Mix 50/50 with new gas and run it, it will work
As Tenfeathers said blend it off, I have done this before and had no problems.
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its already been said what to do with it. ive used 5-ish year old gas, altho it was treated, mixed with new gas and had no problems that i noticed.

filtering it is a good idea. after some time sludgy crap forms in it that could gunk up things that you dont want gunked up.
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Thanks for the great info. I kick myself for not Stabilizing it. I will with the next round. I'll treat it then mix it just to be safe. My truck has a 27 gallon tank, so adding 5 gallons per fill up shouldn't be a big deal.
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I had to clean out my fathers garage. His truck had been stored here for over 8 yrs. It had a half a tank of gas and would not start. I just went and got 5 gals of gas and a bottle of pri-g and a bottle of octane booster. Poured it all in and bounced up and down on the bumper for a while. about an hour later after making sure battery was fully charged, cranked it over and darn thing fired over and ran ruff for about 10 minutes. Then let it idle for another 15 minutes. Took it out on back roads and opened it up Lots of smoke. Darn thing runs fine today and never had another problem with it.
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Does it have a waxy smell? Is it discolored (more yellow than fresh gas)? If so I would not attempt to run it in any engine. If it smells fairly fresh it probably would be ok to use as a mix.

When in doubt, toss it out. The cost of repair is much higher than the loss of a few gallons. If you are in a Urban setting you might need to take it to a repair shop for recycling. If you are Rural, you might mix it with waste oil for burning that old brush pile. Be careful of starting any forest fires.
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Put a gallon or two in you regular gas tank and jsut use it up.
It wont hurt anything by diluting it down that way.
I have done that numerous times including draing old gas from vehicles
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Works great on fire ants!!
Hell yeah it does, just pour some down the hole or mound and bury the mound, DONT LITE IT, it fumes out the nest and kills the queen and then the nest dies.
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