Ok... I'm stumped......

Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:44 am

So, I've got about 6-8 gallons of high-test gas that went bad. I thought I could use it in my lawn tractor but no go. So now I'm going to syphon it out and put it back in a gas can. Where does one dispose of bad gasoline?

I know I can take oil and coolant to the local MUA or recycling plant bit they don't take gasoline.

Ideas?
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:11 am

Put in as safe a place as you can find. Take the cap off. It will
evaporate over the summer. If you have a cement pad, just pour
a little out every day during the summer. Gone.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:27 am

Our county landfill has a hazmat disposal facility that we can dispose of things like that at. I'd give them a call. Good Luck, Lisa
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:06 pm

If it's not full of water & doesn't have crap floating in it, I usually dump it in my truck or the Marquis. Both of them will run on anything ... although with the tune I have in the truck it's not a good idea to drop the octane level with crap gas. But with a full tank it gets diluted pretty good.

If it does have water or crap in it, I pour it all in a metal bucket & burn it.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:22 pm

I always blend off my old gas. Putting it in the car or truck tank is best because you can get high dilution. Try putting in a few gallons before each fill up.

You can always use it as a solvent. My father used to have a can in the garage that he used for removing tar stains.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:43 pm

I`ve used some as weed killer before, killed em dead & lasted for quite awhile.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:54 pm

I thought about putting it in the truck. Was just afraid it wouldn't start. I'll mix it in with good gas. Hell I may even still be able to use it in the tractor too. I'll just have to use good gas too.

All very good suggestions I'll try 'em all! Thanks.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:01 pm

By hi-test do you mean pump gas or race fuel? If it is leaded race fuel I would be careful about burning it in anything with O2 sensors of catalytic converters. A small amount probably wouldn't have a big impact, but why chance it if you have a lawn mower to burn it off? I would add some fresh gas to it and try to burn it up in the mower.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:15 pm

Burn barrels, bonfires, weed killer--make a bomb-- :clap: toothy
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:27 pm

I heard things like that are frowned on in NJ...
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:32 pm

markviii wrote:I heard things like that are frowned on in NJ...


;) ... but this is one thing they got right believe it or not.

markviii wrote:By hi-test do you mean pump gas or race fuel? If it is leaded race fuel I would be careful about burning it in anything with O2 sensors of catalytic converters. A small amount probably wouldn't have a big impact, but why chance it if you have a lawn mower to burn it off? I would add some fresh gas to it and try to burn it up in the mower.


The cautions you called out are good ones to keep in mind when mixing old gas in with good I'd add that some time in the past they used MBTE to raise the oxygen level in gas blends (thank to the feds & the Clean Air Act). This stuff was real nasty and just loved anything with water moisture in it: soil, concrete, stone ... After a rain it washes down into the soil and keeps on going. I've seen residential well test that have low MBTE levels when the owners have never dumped gas on their properties. Knowing this, all I ever done to get rid of old gas is to slowly blend it off into the truck. I've blended it off into my MF10 garden tractor when I know I'll be mostly emptying out the tank mowing the lawn but I top off when finished mowing with fresh gas (and Stabil) and leave it run for a few minutes. I've even done this with old 2-stoke mix and no problems.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:36 pm

No, not leaded gas. But it was Sunoco 100 octane before it went bad.
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:01 pm

I guess the topic is "Ok---I'm Stumped------" well, me too--can anyone come up with any suggestions as to how I could make my travelin buddy a little more comfortable?? I'm not sure he's really happy. :help: :?
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:32 pm

freetown fred wrote:I guess the topic is "Ok---I'm Stumped------" well, me too--can anyone come up with any suggestions as to how I could make my travelin buddy a little more comfortable?? I'm not sure he's really happy. :help: :?


Fred, he'd look a lot more relaxed if he had a nice cigar in between the toes of his right paw or even a pipe hanging from his mouth - just like those old velvet paintings of dogs partying :lol:
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Re: Ok... I'm stumped......

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:16 pm

I dunno Fred, he looks pretty damn comfy to me. Maybe a beer he'd relax a bit more?
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