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Old 11 Jan 2013, 12:26 pm   #1 (permalink)
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My 2001 get's very low use. A single fill-up of regular goes for a
number of months. Does this pose a problem with respect to using the
gas that's been stored in the tamk for this extende time?
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Old 11 Jan 2013, 12:58 pm   #2 (permalink)
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In article <rql0f85uauavb9ebq59qqqrj26v0npl28c@4ax.com>,
casagiannoni@optonline.net wrote:

> My 2001 get's very low use. A single fill-up of regular goes for a
> number of months. Does this pose a problem with respect to using the
> gas that's been stored in the tamk for this extende time?


It can.

You want the tank full, to prevent moisture, but you want the gas fresh.
You can't win.

When you fill up, use a name brand fuel stabilizer.
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Old 11 Jan 2013, 03:19 pm   #3 (permalink)
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replying to casagiannoni , passerby wrote:
> casagiannoni wrote:
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> My 2001 get's very low use. A single fill-up of regular goes for a
> number of months. Does this pose a problem with respect to using the
> gas that's been stored in the tamk for this extende time?
>


I don't think *months* is that big of a deal. Years would be a different story
but cars sitting for months is pretty common. I have a car like this (not a
Prius though, that one gets regular use ) that my kids occasionally use when
they are back from college. It's very lightly used only during holidays and
college breaks and sits idle for months between the uses - has been for the
last 4 years, and no issues with starting it right away when they need it
again.


Your location should be a factor though, is it a humid area? Is it sitting
outside? Other than that I don't think several months between the uses is that
big of a deal.

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Old 11 Jan 2013, 03:24 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On 1/11/2013 4:19 PM, passerby wrote:
> replying to casagiannoni , passerby wrote:
>> casagiannoni wrote:
>>
>> My 2001 get's very low use. A single fill-up of regular goes for a
>> number of months. Does this pose a problem with respect to using the
>> gas that's been stored in the tamk for this extende time?
>>

>
> I don't think *months* is that big of a deal. Years would be a different
> story
> but cars sitting for months is pretty common. I have a car like this (not a
> Prius though, that one gets regular use ) that my kids occasionally use
> when
> they are back from college. It's very lightly used only during holidays and
> college breaks and sits idle for months between the uses - has been for the
> last 4 years, and no issues with starting it right away when they need it
> again.
>
>
> Your location should be a factor though, is it a humid area? Is it sitting
> outside? Other than that I don't think several months between the uses
> is that
> big of a deal.
>



The gas, lines and tank would still benefit from fuel stabilizer during
those months layoff.
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