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Old gas question
« on: May 31, 2021, 01:02:18 PM »
There is gas in my dad's 2013 Boss 302LG(my 2013? lol)  which has been in the tank for about two years now (though it was treated with Stabil beforehand).  The car is not street driven and in essence, is in storage, though I have been able to run the gas down to half a tank over that time space just by idling and going back and forth in the driveway from time to time.  I just went and bought 5 gallons of fresh 93 octane (at $4.14 per gallon missing 2019 already) so my plan is to dilute the old gas, add another can of Stabil and resume the status quo.  Am I off base here?  I tried to drain the gas with a syphon but seemed to be something blocking it from going deeper into the tank.  I read somewhere that if one fishes around with the syphon enough you can bypass the blockage (which I did once or twice) but the hose needs to be super long.  Suggestions?
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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 01:42:21 PM »
Pretty sure there is a backflash valve fitted to the tank inlet. You may have to disconnect the fuel fill pipe at that point and pop the valve out temporarily or run your siphon hose past it. Its just a plastic valve that hinges as a one way deal.

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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2021, 02:04:55 PM »
Yep there is a flap in top of the tank .....  its easier to disconnect fuel filter and pump fuel out of tank  at the filter . If you are not using the car its better to  leave less fuel in new cars .... they have plastic tanks and stainless fuel lines that survive the rotten fuel we are delt  these days .  the new fuel is pretty much trash after 6 months of sitting in the tank .  store it with race fuel  is a better option .
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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2021, 03:32:55 PM »
There is a kit - but I don't know if it will work under the BOSS engine cover. https://www.jpcracing.com/jpc-2011-up-mustang-gt-fuel-drain-kit/
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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2021, 07:18:29 PM »
There is gas in my dad's 2013 Boss 302LG(my 2013? lol)  which has been in the tank for about two years now (though it was treated with Stabil beforehand).  The car is not street driven and in essence, is in storage, though I have been able to run the gas down to half a tank over that time space just by idling and going back and forth in the driveway from time to time.  I just went and bought 5 gallons of fresh 93 octane (at $4.14 per gallon missing 2019 already) so my plan is to dilute the old gas, add another can of Stabil and resume the status quo.  Am I off base here?  I tried to drain the gas with a syphon but seemed to be something blocking it from going deeper into the tank.  I read somewhere that if one fishes around with the syphon enough you can bypass the blockage (which I did once or twice) but the hose needs to be super long.  Suggestions?

two years is stretching it with stabil, but you had it in storage inside.

you can chance it and start it or as someone mentioned previously drain the old fuel and add fresh, would even change the fuel filter
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2021, 08:38:30 PM »
Typically the only fuel filter would be a screen attached to the pump inside the tank. Should be OK.

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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2021, 08:39:38 PM »
If it is running good, drive it hard (Fun), to drain the gas down, then fill it up, FULL, with new stabilizer, and that should be good. Newer cars need to be driven. I would never buy a car that was sitting in time. I did that one time, and I ended up with a new engine, transmission, and brake system, oh and Power steering system.
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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2021, 08:44:39 PM »
Typically the only fuel filter would be a screen attached to the pump inside the tank. Should be OK.

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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2021, 08:47:49 PM »
Fuel filter is located under a big black plastic cover on the under-body. It is located more or less below the seat area. You can follow the fuel lines from the tank. Once you take the cover off, you should see the metal filter. You need a special tool to take the clips off.  Yes I k ow some experts use pliers and a screw driver. I have yet to achieve that proficiency level.

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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2021, 08:48:44 PM »
Forgot to point out it's under the drivers side
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2021, 08:59:01 PM »
This cat is ON IT.  But hey what about a Ford part# on that filter big guy.

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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2021, 09:04:10 PM »
Forgot to point out it's under the drivers side
I've heard 2011 up only has the filter in the tank not an inline one.
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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2021, 09:20:53 PM »
Hi trot

Don't know what number is on the filter, picture was used as an illustration

Quick question,   whats your pick Burger King or McDonald's ?


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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2021, 09:22:30 PM »
Forgot to point out it's under the drivers side
I've heard 2011 up only has the filter in the tank not an inline one.

You know you just maybe correct.....just maybe....cheers !
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Re: Old gas question
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2021, 09:42:03 PM »
Answer a question with a question?  I avoid fast food. A burger KING sounds too authoritative and Clowns creep me out.