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I'm helping a friend get his '68 gto out of storage and up and going agian.

We got it up and running, but the gas has been in the tank for over a year. We want to drain it & replace with new gas, but where can we drain it TO?? Is there someplace we can take this stuff and dispose of it, or do we just now have a lifetime supply of gas for the lawnmower?

The tank is about half full so there is just over 10 gallons in it- So it'll probably fit in a couple 5 gallon gas cans- but still thats a lot of gas.

Any ideas?

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Backyard bonfires! Think that big log won't light? C'mon, give it a try!

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even if you live in a city...
think that abandoned house won't burn?
 

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I have the same dilemna, but I tried some in the lawnmower, and it wouldn't run. Of course the gas sat for 1 1/2 years...

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Any place that accepts used oil should take that gasoline.

You might mix it with the oil you drain out during oil changes.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Schurkey:
You might mix it with the oil you drain out during oil changes.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heh... 10 gallons of gas is a lot to mix with my old oil...


I'll give the local parts store a call and see if they take it, but i doubt it. They take the oil because the state says if they sell it- they must also recycle it. But gas is a different story...

The local hazmat facility only comes around a few times a year taking the hazardous materials...

Any other ideas?
 

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Might not need to dispose of it. If you are like most motorheads you have a few old beaters laying around. Couple of gallons at a time each week back and forth to work and you are done. Problem solved.
 

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i say you wait until gas prices get really cheap and sell it to somebody at like $.80 a gallon (thats what it was last year) and make a profit of storing your car.
 

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I had the same issue - close to 10 gallons as well. I used a little at a time in my regular cars. If I had 3/4 of a tank in mine or my wife's car I would add approx a gallon of the old fuel.

Eventually it was all gone.

Hope this helps.

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I did what richr did, and one day my pickup died on the side of the road. Fuel filter was clogged with red "mud". Turns out the gas which was in red plastic gas containers was extra red in color with fine rust "dust". Couldn't see this inside the red gas cans.
DO NOT TRY TO BURN IT outdoors!!! A friend lost his hair and eyebrows using gas on brush. A coworker spent 2 months in a burn ward from using it to start his grille.
I'd filter it into a can then use richr's idea to burn it in vehicles.

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I use the stuff as weed killer. What doesn't soak in the ground evaporates off.

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Add a little fragrance, rebottle it and sell it to the guys with the Preludes! Tell them it'll give 'em an extra 50 horse power!


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