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I have 12 gallons of mixed outboard gasoline. Would it be safe to burn this in my auto? Any ideas on this?
 
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2 cycle fuel I presume, it will burn in your car but expect smoke and possibly fouling of your plugs.
 
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No problem. It's only about 3 oz of oil per gallon. I would do it in two steps. When your car has about half a tank, dump in half of the mix. Repeat after you fill up at at pump and burn off about half a tank. That will cut the oil even further. It will not foul your plugs or cause EPA related problems.
 
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Originally Posted by steven15516
I have 12 gallons of mixed outboard gasoline. Would it be safe to burn this in my auto? Any ideas on this?

Not a good idea to burn it in your car IMO, car is designed to run on pure gas not a mix of gas and oil. it could create harmful deposits in your entire fuel system and God knows what could happen to your catalytic converter.
 
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"sounds like an evinrude"

but theres no reason you couldn't burn the premix in your car.

The catalytic converter will not be affected. The catalyst fires off at about 1600 degrees fahrenheit, far more than is needed to burn off any contamination caused by the oil.

I wouldn't recommend trying to burn diesel in your car - the voilatility isn't there - but premix will do no more than running a can of 'top oil' through your fuel system.
 
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I have 12 gallons of mixed outboard gasoline. Would it be safe to burn this in my auto? Any ideas on this?
no way hombre you will do that once and never again
 
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Originally Posted by neon
no way hombre you will do that once and never again
isn't outboared gas 50:1 or even 100:1, it wouldent hurt it
 
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Wink

I would be more than happy to stop by and pour it in the tank of my wrecker to "dispose" of it for you, no charge.
 
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If I'm closer than Tow guy I'll be happy to take it off your hands.
Even 30 to 1 mix is only about 3.2 oz of oil per 128 oz of gas.
 
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People who really know this stuff talk about it as 2 % mix ( 50:1 ratio ) or 2.5 % mix ( 40:1 ratio ) etc.
But anyways I wouldn't take any risks just to save a few bucks on gas. My main concern would be messing up the cat converter and oxygen sensor (s) , once I had to get a new cat conv. on a 2001 Chevy just because I switched to a higher octane gas, good news it was still under warranty but the cat went south for real.
Let us know what happened if you decide to use it.
 
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