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Can I Use Stored Gasoline? [duplicate]

I have 3 cans of gasoline, stored in a shed, here in the south, since last summer. Can the gas be safely used in my 2014 Chevy Cruze?
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2004ToyotaTundra sitting 10 months [duplicate]

my 2004 Toyota Tundra (8 cyl) has been sitting for 10 months with about 7 gallons of gas in fuel tank. Should gas be removed before starting truck?
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Can I leave my car sitting outside for about 5 years? [closed]

I need to park my car for about 5 years. I have a 2006 Civic with 244k miles.. I'm going to cover it and start it every 2 weeks.. someone told me that after that many years it's going to fall apart ...
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How to maintain a sometimes-used vehicle?

My daily commute changed from 9 miles to 9 feet when I started working remotely. That means I very rarely drive my car much. After a particularly hectic month, I didn't drive for about 4 weeks and ...
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51 votes
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Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time

Some related topics: How to maintain a sometimes-used vehicle? How long does it take for gas to go bad? The first related topic addresses preparing a vehicle for long-term disuse, and maintaining ...
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How long will gas stay fresh in a five gallon plastic container

How long will a 5 gallon plastic containers of fuel stay fresh?
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7 votes
4 answers

Should I run my generator dry in preparation for storage?

I think this is on-topic after reading the FAQ, so I figured I'd go ahead and ask. I gave my gas generator its scheduled 3-month interval "workout" last night, and after letting it run for about 30 ...
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9 votes
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Reviving an abandoned Holden VE SS UTE

I have, or "had" an immaculate 2010 Holden VE SS 6L 6spd Ute with 18,000 km. The plan was to wack it in a storage for 3 or 4 weeks while in Nz. That would have been no dramas.. But that was July, ... ...
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Engine maintenance on plug-in hybrid vs. regular vehicle

Plug-in hybrid vehicles have enough power to cover 100% of my daily commute. Driving on electricity alone and not having to run the gasoline engine greatly appeals to me, but I also understand that ...
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Starting a vehicle that has been sitting for 2-3 years: Gasoline/Petrol/Fuel

What to do about the fuel (gasoline/petrol) in a 2010 Toyota Prius that has been sitting unused for 2-3 years before attempting ignition? I found this related QA and one answer mentioned using SeaFoam....
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Fuel stabilizer - marine or regular

I had a small engine mechanic acquaintance who seemed knowledgeable recommend that I always store my equipment full of fuel treated with Marine STA-BIL as opposed to regular storage STA-BIL. After ...
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Does weekly use of vehicle decrease concerns about gas going bad?

It's recommended to use fuel stabilizer for long-term storage. The instructions for stabilizers say to run engine for a while to properly mix with fuel and protect entire system. Does regular use ...
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