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Old 10-03-2011, 08:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
That must be why several old-timers that I know with outboard boat motors will disconnect or shut off the fuel line to the engine -- while it is running -- several minutes before they plan to stop it. Then let it run out and stall when they've docked, with the carb dry. They do this if it's going to be sitting even for a week or more.
I've known of several cars that ran fine with 4+ year old gas in the tank. On the other hand, we run our outboards dry as well. (It's amazing how long a Honda 5 hp 4-stroke will run after you disconnect the fuel line.)

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