Bad gas?

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  • Vail yz4

Posted October 21, 2005 - 03:45 PM


About to go riding this weekend after taking a weekend off. Left my plastic self venting gas can (one of those blitz 4 dollar Wal Mart ones) outside on the deck for those two weeks, a period in which it was mostly rainy/snowy and below freezing several nights. Would you guys pitch the gas or use it? And if pitch it, any idea where I can get rid of two gallons of bad gas?

  • MNellis

Posted October 21, 2005 - 06:34 PM


Water will settle to the bottom of the can. One of the pre-flight things we do when flying our little airplanes is to drain the sumps of any water with a tap on the bottom of the tank.

I would pour the fuel out slowly and and use all but the bottom 1/8th or so of the can. If you are concerned about the fuel then just dump it in the car and get some new stuff for the bike.

  • 97chevy

Posted October 21, 2005 - 06:55 PM


I would just dump it into your car and get new stuff. It could save you some frustration later.

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  • phat_450f

Posted October 21, 2005 - 11:01 PM


or even better yet maybe your lawn mower. or since you have snow your car will be fine...

  • BergArabia

Posted October 22, 2005 - 02:33 AM


I always drain my bike tank if it has been sitting for a week or so. The carb too.
I put that gas in the car and put the some new stuff in the bike..

  • SureBlue

Posted October 22, 2005 - 02:43 AM


...and you will always need some gas for washing purposes like cleaning the linkage, swingarm or steering bearings before regreasing them. Whatever you do, don't just pitch it. :banghead:

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