[V8] Gas test?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sun May 9 08:35:39 EDT 2004

At 10:21 PM 5/8/2004 -0600, David Lyddall wrote:
>I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with a non-runner and so far have
>figure that the fuel pump is goosed.  So I pulled the one off my running car
>to see what the next problem is.  (I don't want to spend money on this
>non-runner until I have some idea of how serious the problems are.)
>The dead pump is covered in sludge so I decided to drain the tank before
>sticking my working pump in there - the sensor and surrounding areas are
>quite rusty too.
>So now I have 4 gallons of gas (sort of beer colored) that I don't know if
>it is good or if it is mixed with water/who knows what.  Anyone know of a
>way of testing it, and if not, where can you safely dispose of suspect gas?

Try straining the gas through several layers of cloth like an old Tee
Shirt.  It might run your lawn mower.  I sold an old truck once that had
maybe 10 gallons of gas that had sat in its tank for almost five years.
Guy who bought it drained the tank, strained the gas through the T-shirt
off his back and used it to drive the truck to his shop.  

If you had sludge in the tank, I wouldn't put my working pump in there
without trying to rinse it out some with a solvent like acetone, maybe
sprayed around the inside of the tank.

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