Fuel Mixture What to do with old 2 stroke gas / oil mixture?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by shawnshank, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    I run into this problem every year and I never know what to do with the 2 stroke mixture that has been left in my gas can over the winter. My city only has the chemical recycling thing once a year, I don;t own a lawnmower and jiffy lube wont take it. Does anyone know of some place that will take it. I live in Massachusetts.

  2. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Find someone with a gas burner, and give it to them. The little oil that is in the mix will never be noticed.
  3. I have a friend who puts it in his car in the Fall when the tank is nearly full. It doesn't seem to hurt the car any, but I can't vouch for whether it will be okay in every engine. His is an older model Chevy with a 3.8 L V6.
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Just put it in a fuel tank of fuel in your or buddy's car. The car won't know the difference and may actually run a bit better.
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    put in in the gas tank of someones car and let them burn it.
    or use it to start a bonfire in your yard.
    to be honest with you, I'd just run it in your bike. There shouldn't be anything wrong with it if it has only sat a few months. If it'll burn in someones car, it'll burn in your bike. Maybe mix up a new batch and add the old gas to the new mix.
    I always add fuel stablilzer to all of my fuel (for my lawn tractor, weedeater, leaf blower, chainsaw, motorcycles, and bikes). That way the gas can sit all winter and still be fine.
  6. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    I was thinking about running it in my bike but it stays out in a shed all winder and with the temperature changes, I can't imagine that it would be very good to run.

  7. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    By the way, have you ever heard of a car owner putting Marvel Mystery Oil in the tank? I have, a whole quart. Cleaned out the combustion chamber, but smoked a little until the tank got down to 1/2, and filled the tank up.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  8. Throw it on bushes and give them a drink....thats what I do......alledegdly....
  9. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    I don't have any bushes...I live in the city. Can I throw it on your bushes? :grin5:

  10. ddesens

    ddesens Member

    Put it in your bike and run it. Nothing wrong with it.
  11. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    I just took 2 gallons of gas out of my yard tractor yesterday. My tractor has been sitting in my unheated shed ever since November of 2011.
    I took this 2 gallons of gas, added 2 stroke oil to it, and filled up the tank on my bike last night.
    It runs like a champ...nothing wrong with gas that has been sitting for only a few months.