3.5 year old race gas?? - Team Camaro Tech
Engine General Engine Discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Nick
 
Rarerat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,856
3.5 year old race gas??

I just drained about 6 gallons of 3.5 year old VP out of the tank of my 68 SS/RS. I had hurt the car out at the track in March of 2006 and it has been sitting ever since. The gas still smells good (love that race gas smell) and I am considering dumping it into my 69 Z. What do you guys think? Think it might still be good? Or should I just dump it?

Thanks in advance,
Rarerat is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 01:58 PM
Senior Tech
Todd
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 1,664
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

I'd discard of it....
Vegas69 is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 02:29 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Scott
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 343
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Find some fire ants to dump it on.

Probably won't be good for the car or the ants for that matter.
sspecialk is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 02:43 PM
Senior Tech
Brett
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cairo Ga
Posts: 433
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

I doubt they have fire ants in New Mexico!

Brett
gm torch red is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 02:54 PM
Senior Tech
jason
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: south dakota
Posts: 827
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

i had 10 yr old race gas in a 55 gallon drum, wondered the same thing. smelled good pumped some into a bowl burned good. put it in my 68z smelled great and ran better, i say go for it.
68z28sd is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 03:03 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Steve
 
Steve69SS396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 2,372
Garage
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

If the gas was still in the original sealed container it would be fine. Since it has been sitting in the fuel tank of your car for 3-1/2 years, just use it in your lawn mower or similar device.

'69 Camaro - 429 SBC Dart Iron Eagle 9.325" block, Crower crank, Crower 6" billet rods, Ross pistons (10:1), Total Seal rings, AFR 245 heads, T&D steel body shaft rockers, Cloyes Timing set, custom ground 4-7 swap solid roller 274/286 @ .050" with .704" lift, Dart single plane, Holley Dominator EFI on E85, Injector Dynamics ID2000 Injectors, Stef's #1705R oil pan, F2 Procharger, Lemons 2" primary 4" collector, ATI 9" blower converter
Steve69SS396 is online now  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 03:17 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,405
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

I'd mix it with some good gas and try it.

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 03:37 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Fred
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seabeck WA
Posts: 8,375
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Yep, try it. Toss a small amount on a gravel patch and light it. It should go 'Voom'. If that's not clear, compare to known good gas. But if it smells good, I'd run it in my 69. Also, my car sat for 3.5 years while I was rebuilding our sailboat. Turned the key, let the FI pump prime and it fired instantly and ran perfectly. If it smells good I'm sure it is good.

One owner 69 Camaro,(yep, bought it new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
RS SS Hugger Orange, L88, 4:10's tru-tack posi, ducted hood, Endura, spoilers.
TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
+ MT Super Scavenger headers & 3" full exhaust with X pipe. 3700 lbs. with me in it.
1000cfm AED and HD Harold-Lunati SR, 725 lift with shaft rockers too.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Fred Ficarra is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 04:35 PM
Senior Tech
Ken
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NM
Posts: 358
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

I agree, if it still smells good use it. I took a whiff of mine today and it still smells like the day I put it in the tank ( 4 months ago). If you're not sure you can always put it in a container and put the fuel line inlet in the container and see how it runs. Without dumping the entire fuel in the tank. I bet the 302 will love it! Heck, with the price of racing fuel these days, it's worth a shot.


_________________________

1969 Camaro
KMG69 is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 04:44 PM
Team Member
Jerry R.
 
jr68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Great Lakes
Posts: 6,106
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Why then do we put fuel stabilizers in our gas tanks for the winter ?

my Magnaflow X-pipe system sound clip, click the link


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jr68 is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 05:04 PM
Senior Tech
Will
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NE
Posts: 776
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

I would rather use 3 1/2 year old race gas verses 6 month old regular gas.
Hatman is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 05:06 PM
Senior Tech
David
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rainsville, Alabama
Posts: 4,274
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatman View Post
I would rather use 3 1/2 year old race gas verses 6 month old regular gas.
X2

David F.

"All I need is a fast machine". Steve McQueen
My Machine: 1969 Pro Street Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

468 CID 661 Horsepower
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Turbo 400
33"x19.50" Mickey Thompsons

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
1969ProStreetCamaro is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 05:44 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Fred
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seabeck WA
Posts: 8,375
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Quote:
Originally Posted by jr68 View Post
Why then do we put fuel stabilizers in our gas tanks for the winter ?
So the stabilizer companies can make a living. Just look at the bottled water industry.

One owner 69 Camaro,(yep, bought it new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)
RS SS Hugger Orange, L88, 4:10's tru-tack posi, ducted hood, Endura, spoilers.
TH400 (CX) with Coan 8" converter, GV-OD, 8 track still on console and best et 10.495,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
128.79mph 1.428 60'
All with 1960's stuff. (except tires and converter)
+ MT Super Scavenger headers & 3" full exhaust with X pipe. 3700 lbs. with me in it.
1000cfm AED and HD Harold-Lunati SR, 725 lift with shaft rockers too.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Fred Ficarra is offline  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Nick
 
Rarerat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,856
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Thanks guys, I think I may put a little in the lawn mower and it it fires up then I will dump the rest in the Z.

Thanks Again,
Rarerat is online now  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 4th, 09, 05:48 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Kevin
 
SixtyAte's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: S. Eastern Massachusetts
Posts: 5,536
Re: 3.5 year old race gas??

Quote:
Originally Posted by jr68 View Post
Why then do we put fuel stabilizers in our gas tanks for the winter ?
Because race fuel is $9.00 a gallon here and Stabil is 3.25 to treat 25 gallons

I actually just got some 100 Octane AV Fuel and mixed it 100 Race Fuel for the winter. I put 4 gallons of each in then 4 gallons of 94 octane Sunoco and just add more as needed. If the weather is above 60...I take the car out otherwise I just pull it out of the garage and let it run a while.


Kev
SixtyAte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome