Never Let Gasoline Sit In Your Car Longer Than This

ScottyKilmer

Never Let Gasoline Sit In Your Car Longer Than This

Scotty shows how modern gasoline breaks down quicky and you don't want it sitting inside you car's gas tank all that long. Learn what to do if you are storing a car to keep the gasoline from breaking down and clogging up the fuel system.

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Celticbrother
Celticbrother

I found out the hard way about ethanol, I left it in a dirt bike and the bikes float bowl for a year, no stabil. I tried to start it, but no dice. I pulled everything apart and it was an odd looking green goop? The float bowl look like chunks of green goop in there also. So after hrs of cleaning I got it taken care of, and gave it a splash of fresh premix and it started right up. I now use stabil in every thing.

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sharo2020
sharo2020

i hope you can help me I have a subaru, forrester 2006 bean edition I bought it from a private seller a couple of years ago. has 145,000 miles on it and drives well most of the time LOL I got a code which according to the auto parts store it indicates the catalitic converter is having problems, and I did the cleaner for it 2x and the light engine still says same thing so I change the downstream oxygen sensor because someone suggested it and the light still on. another person suggested to remove the current catalytic converter and replace it with a pipe and make a hole for the sensor to plug in to it. I don't want to have to spend alot of money on this used car but do you think is a good idea to do what the replacement of it with a pipe? what are your thoughts on this? thank you any suggestions are welcome

poopythings21
poopythings21

Are the 2006-2013 Lexus IS 250/350 and 2014-present good cars that will last 220,000+ miles or

JeffRedOak
JeffRedOak

I make it a habit to run at least one tank of non ethanol every month through all my vehicles. Non ethanol has had a very positive impact on my 05 Ford F250 /Triton, especially if I am pulling or hauling. No valve pinging and 10-15% better gas mileage. Well worth the extra $$ per gallon.

hareyboy1993
hareyboy1993

I have a 2002 ford Harley-Davidson with 150000 Truck didn’t turn on for half a year now it turns on and everything but when I accelerate and let go of the gas it starts to lose rpm what could be causing this ??

mdmsr
mdmsr

I had a 2003 f150. Some ass put a political sign wire frame between my aluminum drive shaft and the frame. It cut my drive shaft and cracked the trans all the way through the bell housing. It sat for 3 years with a full tank. Changed the trans. It started right up and ran fine on that tank.

NaveenKumar86
NaveenKumar86

Hi Scotty, my 2012 Nissan Altima has 70,000 miles on it. When I turn the a/c on, the car vibrates at idle and I notice a drop in power, engine revs louder at 3k+ rpms, and gas mileage is horrible. The stealership said I probably need the throttle body and fuel injectors cleaned. Also when i put it into gear either drive or reverse it kicks a little. What do you think could be the problem? Thanks.

Nar811
Nar811

I have E85 on my Chevy Tahoe and it’s been sitting for about 5 months do u think it went bad ?

6LS37
6LS37

I use Stabil...2000 MaximaSE, Honda generator........works well thank you Scotty

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

Editor

realize the E10 has additive that prevent the ethanol inside to cause problems. Most things are myths these days by guys who are not gasoline engineers

turbofiat124
turbofiat124

Scotty, everybody says NEVER use E10 in an old car with a carburetor. They say the alcohol will turn the rubber fuel lines to mush, eat the seals out of the carburetor, corrode the aluminum float bowel, the brass bits like the jets and float valve seat and dislodge any gunk in the fuel system and clog the ports and jets up.

I'm not an advocate for ethanol but I've been using E10 in all of my old cars for years without any problems. This fuel has never done any damage to the fuel system that people says it does. I also can't find any evidence that 100% gas get's any better fuel economy than E10.

I can see if water contaminates the fuel could do damage to these parts. In fact one time I was using 100% gasoline in my riding mower and forgot to top the tank off in the fall and by spring, water had condensed in the fuel tank and blinded the fuel filter over and no gasoline would pass through it. So what I thought I was trying to avoid happening by using 100% gasoline happened to me anyway!

What's your take on this?