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Your motor is an "older" 2-stroke? Put on a fresh fuel filter and run it.

If you are worried about it, run it in your toyota.

BTW: shipping the boat from SoCal to Flyover Land probably stirred up all the years of natural gunk in your tank anyway. GOOGLE/Read up on "fuel polishing" or "fuel tank polishing".
 

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Wils said:
Your motor is an "older" 2-stroke? Put on a fresh fuel filter and run it.

If you are worried about it, run it in your toyota.

BTW: shipping the boat from SoCal to Flyover Land probably stirred up all the years of natural gunk in your tank anyway. GOOGLE/Read up on "fuel polishing" or "fuel tank polishing".
I know about the polishing but don't think I need to go that far, thanks Billy.
 

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Was there stabilizer in it? On the upside there is no ethanol in there. I would fill it up with 92 octane and run it if you have a carbed 2 stroke.
No stabilizer Kerry but I did put octane booster in it about a yr ago? It's a 02, 125 hp Merc carbed 2 stroke.
 

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Octane booster does little if anything to slow the fuel breakdown. If the fuel looks OK - not cloudy and plugging your filter - I would dilute it 50/50 with fresh 92/93 octane and run it while watching for any sign of junk in the filter.
 

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Octane booster does little if anything to slow the fuel breakdown. If the fuel looks OK - not cloudy and plugging your filter - I would dilute it 50/50 with fresh 92/93 octane and run it while watching for any sign of junk in the filter.
I'll fill the rest with fresh high octane and keep an eye on the filter. Thank you, I appreciate it.
 

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Baja Dreamer said:
Everything else aside, your investment in the 40 gallons has appreciated a good bit! ;):tu:


FISH HARD!
Thanks for that, I'm thinkin it's actually closer to 50 gals and I'll go ahead and sit on it another yr. It's like money in the bank, I mean tank.:tu:
 

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Bubba said:
I have about 40 gals of two yr old gas in my boat. It fired right up and sounded good. Should I run it or dump it? Thanks.
I have about 2 gals of 40 year old gas Bubba. Wait a minute( ahhhh!), now I only have 1 gallon left!
You'll most likely only have a half gallon left by the time this is posted. Please let the season begin so I can just go hang out on the sports board and be happy. Thank you for your input Mr Byte.
 

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Bubba said:
Wils said:
Your motor is an "older" 2-stroke? Put on a fresh fuel filter and run it.

If you are worried about it, run it in your toyota.

BTW: shipping the boat from SoCal to Flyover Land probably stirred up all the years of natural gunk in your tank anyway. GOOGLE/Read up on "fuel polishing" or "fuel tank polishing".
I know about the polishing but don't think I need to go that far, thanks Billy.
You're worried about 2 year old gas but not 10 year old crap-in-the-tank? If it works for you; it works for me.
 

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Wils said:
Bubba said:
Wils said:
Your motor is an "older" 2-stroke? Put on a fresh fuel filter and run it.

If you are worried about it, run it in your toyota.

BTW: shipping the boat from SoCal to Flyover Land probably stirred up all the years of natural gunk in your tank anyway. GOOGLE/Read up on "fuel polishing" or "fuel tank polishing".
I know about the polishing but don't think I need to go that far, thanks Billy.

You're worried about 2 year old gas but not 10 year old crap-in-the-tank? If it works for you; it works for me.
Come on grumpy! Thats what the fuel filter and water seperator are for ! LOL

One bit of advice I can give you Bubba is dont let your tank get too low. I ran out of gas once and learned my lesson well! LOL

With old gas like that it might be wise to keep some filters
and tools on the boat just in case. And of course diluting it as much as you can. The more bad gas you can siphon out and use elswhere the better IMO!


Chris
 

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Wils said:
Bubba said:
Wils said:
Your motor is an "older" 2-stroke? Put on a fresh fuel filter and run it.

If you are worried about it, run it in your toyota.

BTW: shipping the boat from SoCal to Flyover Land probably stirred up all the years of natural gunk in your tank anyway. GOOGLE/Read up on "fuel polishing" or "fuel tank polishing".
I know about the polishing but don't think I need to go that far, thanks Billy.
You're worried about 2 year old gas but not 10 year old crap-in-the-tank? If it works for you; it works for me.
Boats only 6 yrs old.8*
 

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Bubba said:
Wils said:
Bubba said:
Wils said:
Your motor is an "older" 2-stroke? Put on a fresh fuel filter and run it.

If you are worried about it, run it in your toyota.

BTW: shipping the boat from SoCal to Flyover Land probably stirred up all the years of natural gunk in your tank anyway. GOOGLE/Read up on "fuel polishing" or "fuel tank polishing".
I know about the polishing but don't think I need to go that far, thanks Billy.
You're worried about 2 year old gas but not 10 year old crap-in-the-tank? If it works for you; it works for me.
Boats only 6 yrs old.8*
Bayliners start out 4 years olds. :p
 
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