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Old 10-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Back during the first oil embargo, I was working on a ranch with a fairly large "junkyard". Whenever the owner bought a new something, he'd just drive or haul the old one out to the field back of the barn & park it. (Scored a repairable Sunbeam Alpine and one of the first Toyota pickups in this country from there :-)) So when the local station was out of gas, we'd go out with buckets and drain the tanks of the old cars & trucks. Seemed to run fine.

I think the issue with small engines & such is not really the gas itself, but the varnish & crud that builds up in the system from the gas just sitting there. But if you put that same gas in a different engine, it does ok.

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