I'd respectfully suggest that I wouldn't be too anxious to
put it in mine; risking a few hundred dollars worth of injectors and
perhaps even the cat converter isn't worth saving a dollar or two
worth of gas/oil :)
But, if the OP is a product of the waste not/want not generation
(like me) he might be able to give it away to someone with a
two stroke snowmobile/snowblower, or if he's in the warm climes,
perhaps one of those rv's that the young folks enjoy :)
Just my one cent worth (hey, waste not want not :)
I always have 2 full 2 gal. cans of the mix. Now near end of summer,
I've added Stabil (sic) to it and am not running lawn mower dry. Did it
last year and mower runs fine. Never had problem with gas/oil over
winter. Oxidation is main problem with stability and full sealed cans
should last for years. Stability would be much less in a partially
filled, plastic container such as the tank of a string trimmer. Also
just bought snow thrower. Literature says to either run dry at end of
season or add stabilizer. Already do that for gas in generator. I've
started to put dates on when cans were filled and will cycle out any
more than 2 years old.
The oil by itself would keep.
The gasoline by itself would keep.
The mixture will keep.
I have used 2-stroke fuel mix more than a year old, and it works fine.
Just keep it with a cap on so the gasoline doesn't evaporate.
A. Pismo Clam wrote:
Add fuel stabilizer using the mfgs. instructions for the proper amount. I
live in a very humid area ( no snow; lots of winter rain) and the 1 gallon
amount I use (plus the amount in the small engines) mixed with fuel
stabilizer keeps for several months until early spring.
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