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    Well I finally got around to getting the gas out of the tanks after... 3 years.
    When I parked the boat I drained the carbs and sprayed some WD40 in the bowls, so the carbs should be OK.
    I am going to change the filter(Fram HPG1)and take apart the Holley Blue electric fuel pump to make sure it is OK.

    The pump drained the tanks of 9 gallons with no problems in a steady stream of gas.

    Is there anything else I should check out?
    Any ideas on what to do with 9 gallons of 3 year old gas?
    Anybody want to buy it - $2.99/gal?

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    9 gallons of 3-year old gas...I would have added new gas to it and run it.
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    old gas = weed killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrollerDave View Post
    Well I finally got around to getting the gas out of the tanks after... 3 years.
    When I parked the boat I drained the carbs and sprayed some WD40 in the bowls, so the carbs should be OK.
    I am going to change the filter(Fram HPG1)and take apart the Holley Blue electric fuel pump to make sure it is OK.

    The pump drained the tanks of 9 gallons with no problems in a steady stream of gas.

    Is there anything else I should check out?
    Any ideas on what to do with 9 gallons of 3 year old gas?
    Anybody want to buy it - $2.99/gal?
    using wd40 is not a good idea as it builds up a heavy sticky film. abetter choice is LPS or silikroil however silikroil is more costly just my .02
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    Time to build a big bon fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldelmn8tr View Post
    Time to build a big bon fire!

    And alot of mickey's gas bombs...better yet Sobe gas bombs

    We wash our parts in gasoline,
    We drink Alcohol,
    And we go racing with Nitro-Methane!

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    lawn mower.

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    add new gas to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrollerDave View Post
    Is there anything else I should check out?
    Any ideas on what to do with 9 gallons of 3 year old gas?
    Anybody want to buy it - $2.99/gal?
    If you have rubber fuel lines, they should be replaced along with cleaning out the t-valve (if you have one).
    As others said, burn the old gas mixing it in with the new gas although I'd probably only do maybe a 10 to 1 mixture. Then again, $2.99 for premium gas isn't a bad deal...will you pay shipping to Norcal?

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    $2.99 for premium gas??? Where???

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAWnCA View Post
    $2.99 for premium gas??? Where???
    last question in the first post.....not only is it premium but it's well aged to boot!

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    Old fuel that is "sour" and loks and smells varnishy can cause a multitude of problems ,not only carb and fuel system but even sticking valves,preignition detonation etc etc , please dispose of it in a safe leagal manner (most land fills have a disposal program) just my opinion Tom

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    the tanks are vented, so the good stuff that made the octane what it was is probably no longer there, so good move.
    how long has it been since the oil was changed? did you change it when you parked it?
    i'd completely disassemble the carbs and replace every gasket and o-ring in there, make sure everything is perfectly clean, adjusted properly and not sticking, but that's just me. i do that -at least- once a year, just to be sure (sometimes twice).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    the tanks are vented, so the good stuff that made the octane what it was is probably no longer there, so good move.
    how long has it been since the oil was changed? did you change it when you parked it?
    i'd completely disassemble the carbs and replace every gasket and o-ring in there, make sure everything is perfectly clean, adjusted properly and not sticking, but that's just me. i do that -at least- once a year, just to be sure (sometimes twice).
    Sage advice BP , a few years back I built a SBC for an old 56 Ford pu hot rod that had sat for years,lit the motor for a few seconds ,smiled at success and went home next morning went to start it for breakin and it cranks like no compression ??? pulled the valve covers and almost all the push rods were bent Pulled the heads and multiple cooresponding valves were stuck (the fuel was like molasses (harsh lesson) Tom
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