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Old 28 June 2019, 14:01   #1
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can i use last years gas?

I have a ZODIAC PRO with a 40 hp yamaha. Now that fishing season is starting, I took the boat of storage. Last November I stored it with the gas tank 3/4 full of non-enthanol gas, and added the correct amount gas stabilizer. Can some tell me if this gas is still good? I hate to dump it . Honestly, I am not even sure where I can do that safely in my island town.
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Old 28 June 2019, 14:19   #2
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Yeah I've used last year's gas and just topped up with fresh gas and good to go
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Old 28 June 2019, 14:21   #3
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Plenty of info on here on old petrol
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Old 28 June 2019, 17:18   #4
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Yeah I've used last year's gas and just topped up with fresh gas and good to go
Me too
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Old 28 June 2019, 17:42   #5
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i have always worried far too much about this situation ,i have drained a couple of very large tanks on boats over the years ,to gain what i call "lawnmower petrol" (as this is where it gets used ) funny enough mowers never fail on it ,and it takes a few more years to use up !! .........i also think efi engines seem far less bothered by it .
just my expierience ,as i always say "theres no laybys out there !
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Old 29 June 2019, 01:36   #6
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This question comes up a lot. Honestly, I use last year's fuel pretty much every year. If you're worried, store it in a jerry can and use for the lawnmower, strimmer, petrol car (topped up with fresh fuel).
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Old 29 June 2019, 03:16   #7
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I always fill my tank at the end of the season & store it full over the winter. I ainít binning it come the following season. never had a problem.
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Old 29 June 2019, 05:33   #8
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I always use last years fuel without a problem.

I normally leave the tank 1/2 to 3/4 full. Plastic tank so I don't think condensation is an issue.

Then I top up with fresh fuel at the beginning of the season.
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Old 29 June 2019, 07:18   #9
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Iíve used last years fuel for years.
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I'm always fascinated by people who worry if they'll be OK using last year's fuel...

...I worry if I'll be OK when the time comes to use NEXT year's fuel!
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