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Old 04-15-2013, 06:28 PM
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Those who restored boats sitting for a while... what did you do about the gas?

I am picking up a 1983 Stars and Stripes friday that has been sitting for 10 or so years. I have been told that there is still gas in the tank and I have no idea how much. What is the best plan of attack for this? Put a bunch of additive in and have several fuel filters available? Syphon gas out? Any help would be appreciated. I will post pictures of the boat once I get my grimy hand on it. Should be a fun project.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:28 PM
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thats full dump territory imho
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:30 PM
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I am picking up a 1983 Stars and Stripes friday that has been sitting for 10 or so years. I have been told that there is still gas in the tank and I have no idea how much. What is the best plan of attack for this? Put a bunch of additive in and have several fuel filters available? Syphon gas out? Any help would be appreciated. I will post pictures of the boat once I get my grimy hand on it. Should be a fun project.
Get rid of it... siphon it out and dump it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:37 PM
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That is what I was leaning towards. Thanks for the opinions. Now I just have to hope there is not all that much gas in the darn thing.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:50 PM
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In MN the county run hazardous waste collection center accepts it. I would assume you must have a similar agency in your side of the country.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:59 PM
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Typically i would call it lawnmower gas, at this point empty it. Might consider pulling the tank for a full clean as well.


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Old 04-15-2013, 07:39 PM
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I would definitely dispose of 10 year old gas, as well as do a thorough cleaning of the tank and replacement of the fuel tank to fuel pump line.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:45 PM
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:50 PM
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After 10 years the tank will have all sorts of varnish and particulates in the bottom of the tank... time for a fish boil... but a careful fish boil..
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:25 AM
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Siphon and dispose. Clean tank if possible.
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