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Old 04-10-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default how long does it take for gas to 'go bad'.

Well my car was on the road a few months ago, and while it was i filled it up, well i went to start it and it runs like crap. Im not sure if its bad gas or not.

So typically how long does it take. Its 93 octaine if that plays any role.
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i dont think it can go bad, it just evaporates
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i dont think it can go bad, it just evaporates
Well when it evaporates what does it leave? A less combustable fluid?
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If it's within the gas tank it would probably just condense on any surface it can (aka it would just turn back into gas.)
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Don't listen to these idiots.

Gas goes bad after a few months. Try to give your gas tank a smell you'll know if it's bad.
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Old 04-10-2005, 06:55 PM   #6
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Don't listen to these idiots.

Gas goes bad after a few months. Try to give your gas tank a smell you'll know if it's bad.
Hmmm, i thought gas went bad. haha

Is it not as potent as regular gas?
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Old gas looses its octane rating and forms big gooey polymers.

If it really smells like varnish and bad Parmesan cheese you will probably need to drain the tank and change the fuel filters.

If it still smells somewhat good you can probably get away with adding 104+ Octane boost because that will help boost the octane back up and it also contains detergents that will dissolve minor polymer deposits.
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Next time just add fuel stabilizer and let it run through the system before you leave it sitting Click the image to open in full size.
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Hmm, i just went to take a wiff, and smells like gas.

that NOS stuff is 104 right?

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Next time just add fuel stabilizer and let it run through the system before you leave it sitting Click the image to open in full size.
yeah i will just drain the tank and put that 'bad fuel' in my buick Click the image to open in full size.
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that NOS stuff is 104 right?
I dono I just copy this **** from someone else who knows what the hell they are talking about Click the image to open in full size.
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Cheater, haha

ok well im just gonna put the gas in my beater then fill the civic up with pump gas Click the image to open in full size.
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I just drain the bad gas and put it into my dad's F150. Runs like a champ on it. Click the image to open in full size.
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im sure my buick wont mind the gas, hell i put stewart gas in it. (shitty)
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Default Re: how long does it take for gas to 'go bad'. (HatchBox)

my car, 91 civic dx 1.5 dpfi, sat for 3 years. after 3 years, started it up. drove to a gas station and filled up. it ran fine to the gas station. then i drove lot within the next couple days to bring it down to E then i filled it up again. most of the gas should be gone.

i wouldnt do this with a performance motor like a b16 but with a stock sohc motor, its all good
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Um yeah Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: how long does it take for gas to 'go bad'. (xthephilx)

hmmm...I guess I gotta drain the tank in my benz...It's been sitting for a little too long...so...umm....yeah...(five years...no sta-bil) It still runs...kinda...but, I don't exactly want to take it out with the brakes being in the condition they're in anyways...
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Um yeah Click the image to open in full size.
i mean as a motor that uses 91 octane vs a stock sohc 1.5 that could probably use lower than 87
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It takes 30 days to go bad.Try to use fuel stabilizer if your going to let it sit.

Most problems with lawn equipment is due to people lettting old gas sit in the tank and carb for months.It causes the carb to gum up and not fuel pass. Not crappy equipent just poor care.

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