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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/31/2005 3:08:08 PM EDT
if I filled up my gastank and parked my car in the garage, how long will the gas last in storage? because i always keep my spare car with a full tank of gas.

a few months? a year?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:09:07 PM EDT
I don't know, but there are "stabilizers" that supposedly increase its longevity radically.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:11:24 PM EDT
my lawn mower came with a stabilizer pack..
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:12:11 PM EDT
Those paranoid tin foil hat wearing folks in the survival forum would be able to tell you.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:13:12 PM EDT
Regular gas starts to seperate after a few months. Buy a product called STA-BIL should keep the gas good for 1 year. Diesel I believe with Sta-bil in it is good for 5 years.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:13:17 PM EDT
We may not get a chance to find out. The Chevron stations from my town to Huntsville got 1/2 of their last order delivered. Don't buy a lot of StaBil, you may use it sooner than you think.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:13:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Those prepared folks in the survival forum would be able to tell you.



Fixed
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:15:06 PM EDT
3-6 months depending on temp and humididty. I race motocross bikes and found that stabilizers work extreamly well to store gas. I've stored gas for about a year using fuel stabilizers
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:15:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 3:16:13 PM EDT by ChrisLe]
Use fuel stabilizer (Stabil) to prolong the fuel's life. I stored my cars for 11 months when I went overseas, and they started right up when I came back....

ETA: Be sure to first top off the tank before storing the vehicle so as to avoid condensation...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:15:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Regular gas starts to seperate after a few months. Buy a product called STA-BIL should keep the gas good for 1 year. Diesel I believe with Sta-bil in it is good for 5 years.



I rotate once year, untreated. Never had any problems.

That being said, treating with Sta-bil dosen't hurt.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:17:11 PM EDT
6 months.....additives in it maybe a year
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:25:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Those prepared folks in the survival forum would be able to tell you.



Fixed



Yea, I was being a smartass. Many of the more valid questions asked today in GD would quickly find the answers in the survival forums. That place is a wealth of info! Now excuse me while I try to perfect my "dehydrated beer".
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:28:28 PM EDT
I just got the gas from my trucks other tank which has not been working since Feb. it idels a little rough but other that is ok. So that should give you some kind of idea.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:40:52 PM EDT
Some people have been answering this question by stating that they just started using Y2K gas within the last year or so with no problems. Most if it was sealed in 55 gallon barrels (i.e. little to no condensation) plus they added stabilizers.

In steel cans, with very little head room and stabilizers stored in a cool dry place, it should last 1-2 years.

Merlin
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