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Old 16 June 2008, 11:50   #1
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Old 2-stroke mix

I helped a friend by doing a service on a Yam 15 2-stroke recently. Got the motor running nicely on new fuel and transferred a quantity (~15 litres) of old fuel to my portable tank. This fuel is at least 2 years old and is pre-mixed with oil. It has developed a brownish tint.

I was intending to mix this old fuel with 35 litres of new fuel and add it to the inboard tank on my RIB (which is 50l capacity). The engine is a 90 Yam 2-stroke which has automatic mixing so there will be some overdosing of oil.

Is this a reasonable, practicable way of using the fuel or should I try and dump it? If so, how?
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Old 16 June 2008, 12:33   #2
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I would use it as you describe I have used old fuel with out any problems & newly mixed fuel has a brown tint to it anyway!
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