When does gasoline get old?

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Feb 6 18:26:11 EST 2002

At 2:30 PM -0800 2/6/02, Tony Lum wrote:
>Hi gang,
>Anybody know how old gasoline can sit around before it goes bad?  Reason I
>ask it that I let my 5kcstq sit at work since August 2001 because I been
>busy with other affairs (mainly my urq) and I just fired it up yesterday
>and it started right away.

I would run a bottle of injector cleaner, like Techron constant use formula.

>   Had to charge the battery before I turned the
>key, but basically it started like I've been driving it every day.  Of
>course the extreme case has to be when I left my '80 5ks sitting in my
>driveway for 9 years or so (got busy at work).  I had to replace the fuel
>pump AND the gas tank in that case.

In that case, the t-belt should have been changed before you started
the car.  You're lucky it didn't snap.

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