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#172387 - 04/29/09 04:10 PM Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels!
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: Bucks County PA
I don't think anyone else uses the Calendar function of this site, but I'd like to point out that this is a great week to rotate out your fuels. I tend to have a little more fuel on hand over the winter for storm-induced power outages, this is a great time to put the gas in the car and go get more. I put the stabilizer in the cans BEFORE I go to fill the cans up, so I can't forget. Every 3 months I get a reminder to deal with the fuel stores, it's good for the yard equipment too.

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#172396 - 04/29/09 06:19 PM Re: Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels! [Re: MartinFocazio]
GoatMan Offline
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Registered: 08/17/07
Posts: 102
So I've always gone on the premise to rotate fuel storage once a year in the fall. Fuel stabilizers I use state they are good for a year and if you double the dosage, good for two years. While I haven't tried the extended time frame, I've never observed any issues with the fuel after a year in my cars.

There's been similar discussion on this in the past, but IMHO - I think more frequent rotation isn't necessary in modern (90s+) vehicles and decent fuel.

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#172413 - 04/29/09 08:18 PM Re: Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels! [Re: GoatMan]
RobertRogers Offline
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Would gas that is, say, three years old still be viable in a modern vehicle?
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#172416 - 04/29/09 08:38 PM Re: Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels! [Re: RobertRogers]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Thanks for the reminder. I always update my FAK meds on 4/1 as well.

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#172435 - 04/29/09 11:29 PM Re: Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels! [Re: RobertRogers]
Jeff_M Offline
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Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 665
Loc: Northwest Florida
Originally Posted By: RobertRogers
Would gas that is, say, three years old still be viable in a modern vehicle?
I don't know. Consider the value of the old gas v. cost of servicing modern vehicles.

Personally, being both a cheapskate and a risk taker, I might risk adding a gallon or so to each new nearly full tank until it was used up, followed by a bottle of fuel system cleaner. But I'm no mechanic or expert.

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#172471 - 04/30/09 12:06 PM Re: Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels! [Re: RobertRogers]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: Bucks County PA
I'd not use it. I'm on the 3 month plan myself, although I've used year-old gas in an older pickup truck once.

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#172525 - 04/30/09 10:44 PM Re: Calendar: It's time to rotate fuels! [Re: MartinFocazio]
RayW Offline
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Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 553
Loc: Orlando, FL
I have used year old fuel with stabil in it without any problems in my truck. And my truck is a 98 so it is fairly new. And i rotate out my fuel when it reaches 10 to 12 months, so a couple of cans get poured in the truck and the next trip to the gas station a couple of cans get filled back up and stored.

But a year is about my limit. Have seen people use much older gas by blending it with fresh fuel. Here is a link,

http://www.erie-county-ohio.net/does/recycling/gasoline.htm

Don't know if i would do this or not.


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