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I have a couple of 2 strokes, and mixed way to much fuel. I know not to let fuel sit to long, so wondering if this is okay to toss in 4 stroke or car? I know it may smoke some, but will or could it do any damage? IDT so but wanted to ask.
 

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I have a couple of 2 strokes, and mixed way to much fuel. I know not to let fuel sit to long, so wondering if this is okay to toss in 4 stroke or car? I know it may smoke some, but will or could it do any damage? IDT so but wanted to ask.
Don't do it!! Yes, it can do damage. It can damage injectors, plugs and probably other things as well. Plus besides the smoke, your 4 stroke or car will not run good and your fuel mileage will suffer. Use the fuel in a 2 stroke or toss it.

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M_Quick,
If you just got the fuel there is some value to put the required amount of Sta-Bil in the mixture. It will last quite a long time. I've had some fuel for four or five months without any problem.
Just a thought.
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Elmer,
Please let me know what Seafoam is. I've used Sta-Bil for so many years but I am open to new products that meet or exceed the Sta-Bil performance characteristics.
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M_Quick,
If you just got the fuel there is some value to put the required amount of Sta-Bil in the mixture. It will last quite a long time. I've had some fuel for four or five months without any problem.
Just a thought.
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The fuel is from Easter weekend.

Elmer,
Please let me know what Seafoam is. I've used Sta-Bil for so many years but I am open to new products that meet or exceed the Sta-Bil performance characteristics.
Thanks,
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http://www.seafoamsales.com/
 

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Don't do it!! Yes, it can do damage. It can damage injectors, plugs and probably other things as well. Plus besides the smoke, your 4 stroke or car will not run good and your fuel mileage will suffer. Use the fuel in a 2 stroke or toss it.

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Okay and thanks, I didn't think at 40to1 it would hurt, so glad I asked 1st. It's only like 3.5 gals. so I thought if tossed into a larger tank like my "32 gal. Suburban" and mixed with the correct fuel it would be okay, but if you say no I will toss it in a few months if they don't burn it up. Last time I took the 2 strokes down there the kids were going through fuel like crazy! Maybe the new plug's and air filters helped. They only really get to ride them when I take them to W.Va. and my 50cc 2 stroke is injected.
 

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lawn mower.... or generator....hell ive had to run a gas air compression off of straight Brake Parts Cleaner before..... gotta do what u gotta do sometimes....


Everyone seems to think Fuel is perfectly clean without oil.... a little bit of oil may help a bit

Marvel mystery oil? a lot of fuel addatives and simple oil based products with solvents added
 

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so I thought if tossed into a larger tank like my "32 gal. Suburban" and mixed with the correct fuel it would be okay, but if you say no I will toss it in a few months if they don't burn it up.
MY 2003 Dodge Dakota has a 24 gallon tank and I have thrown a gallon or two of mixed two stroke fuel in it a couple of times over the years. (100 octane at 32:1) Have never seen any issues when doing it. Take the two stroke mix with me to the gas station when the truck is empty, pour in the mixed fuel, then fill the truck from the pump. Figure a full tank dilutes it down enough that there really isn't much oil in it. For sure wouldn't do it every week, but I figure once a year won't hurt. (I have probably only done it four times in teh 9 years I have owned my truck.) I would probably take the 3.5 gallons you have and split it up over two tanks, that way it is really diluted.

As a side, I have run a bunch of mixed two stroke in my four stroke lawnmower, don't dilute it or anything, just pour it right in. I figured I would smoke some but it doesn't, I can't notice any difference in the way it runs. It sure does smell good though while I mow the lawn!

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As a side, I have run a bunch of mixed two stroke in my four stroke lawnmower, don't dilute it or anything, just pour it right in. I figured I would smoke some but it doesn't, I can't notice any difference in the way it runs. It sure does smell good though while I mow the lawn!

Doug

LOl, and maybe even kill some mosquitoes while at it!
 

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I used to put it in mowers and stuff all the time when I wouldn't use it for a while. But you could use seafoam as mentioned, or startron, or sta-bil marine treatment. Or make a bit of a bon fire.
 
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