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How Much Gas To Keep In Your Car

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Except during hurricane season, half a tank at minimum and one vehicle always full.
 

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MSN telling us how much gas to keep in our vehicles when we have Ponce to tell us how much toilet paper to keep on hand?
 

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Pretty much true though, running close to empty is hard on your fuel pump. Been that way for years.


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Only on that new sheeite that has the pump in the tank. Dang I like me old ones that only need two bolts removed to change. Full is the best as I never know when I'm gonna take off to do something stupid.[one never wants to miss a chance to do something stupid].
 

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Better advice would be to tell us to keep a half dozen old style 5 gallon gas cans on hand full of gas. Some of it should be non-ethanol too......MSN never warned us about ethanol problems. Fuk MSN.
 

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Only on that new sheeite that has the pump in the tank. Dang I like me old ones that only need two bolts removed to change. Full is the best as I never know when I'm gonna take off to do something stupid.[one never wants to miss a chance to do something stupid].
When I was a kid in high school it's a damn good thing the fuel pumps were mechanical and not in the tank because I was running around on E most of the time! Life was good.

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I keep enough to go at least 2,000 miles and /or keep my generator running for a week straight.
 

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When I was a kid in high school it's a damn good thing the fuel pumps were mechanical and not in the tank because I was running around on E most of the time! Life was good.

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On a few of ocassions in my "yoot" I ran out of gas on the road. A couple of times a city/ county road crew I'd walk into gave me a gallon or two to get to the closest gas station.
That don't happen today or it is as rare as Hen's Teeth.
 

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I learned a long time ago: Plan for enough gas to get the hell out of the area when earthquakes hit.
Gotta have an emergency plan.
Forest / Wild fires - Yes. Flash flood? - Yes. Earthquake ? Wheretf you gonna drive far enough fast enough to know you are out of harms way ? Hard to avoid a two minute tremblor. Aftershocks is another matter altogether.
 

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Pretty much true though, running close to empty is hard on your fuel pump. Been that way for years.


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running close to empty is hard on your fuel pump. It's also hard on yer puckerer. I live so far out of town that I keep it above 1/2.
 

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Earthquake ? Wheretf you gonna drive far enough fast enough to know you are out of harms way ? Hard to avoid a two minute tremblor. Aftershocks is another matter altogether.
Example: Northridge Quake I was 2.5 miles from epicenter. Got tossed around the walls then got up, put my rubber boots on and had the car loaded w/ rifle & goods in a minute. You just deal with the after shocks. I drove from Granada Hills to Simi Valley (20 miles) to a friends house to stay.
 

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Better advice would be to tell us to keep a half dozen old style 5 gallon gas cans on hand full of gas. Some of it should be non-ethanol too......MSN never warned us about ethanol problems. Fuk MSN.
Awhile back, Sportsman’s Guide ran those five gallon Jerry Cans on a kind of sale, like $25 a piece. I bought six of them and a flexible nozzle. Great quality cans. Now they’re almost ninety dollars a can! Crazy. Glad I got mine when I did. Keep them full and rotate them to put in the mower and car, refilling when I think about it. They’re nice to have around.
 

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Awhile back, Sportsman’s Guide ran those five gallon Jerry Cans on a kind of sale, like $25 a piece. I bought six of them and a flexible nozzle. Great quality cans. Now they’re almost ninety dollars a can! Crazy. Glad I got mine when I did. Keep them full and rotate them to put in the mower and car, refilling when I think about it. They’re nice to have around.
100% best stuff I have found for storing fuel. It even eliminates the problems ethanol causes.


 

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100% best stuff I have found for storing fuel. It even eliminates the problems ethanol causes.


I can still hear Paul Harvey saying “Stay Bill” on his radio show. I put something in my cans with the gas, but I can’t recall the name of it. It seems to work good.
 

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I run 91 octane no corn 3 buck a gallon fuel mixed with 1 full can of that foam that Pitw mentioned in me 92 5.7 tbi Chevy. Hope this info helps somebody.
 

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100% best stuff I have found for storing fuel. It even eliminates the problems ethanol causes.


YUP, good stuff, I use it in here. Those 5 gal. cans just don't get it for me.
This is 280 gal. The delivered price is less than most gas stations.



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I like your window sticker. That is one helluva gas can.
Thanks, SoG. When I go to L.A., I am left alone, even with my "Trump for 2020" hat. I often wonder if it's the sticker.
 

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Ford F250, one tank (20 gal) always full, other tank (20 gal) for daily driving.
Four 5 gal jerry cans always full of diesel and ready.
Gives me over a thousand mile range.

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Ford F250, one tank (20 gal) always full, other tank (20 gal) for daily driving.
Four 5 gal jerry cans always full of diesel and ready.
Gives me over a thousand mile range.

BF
280 gallons for 2 each, 200hp Yamaha outboards, at an average of 2 MPG total (4 MPG each), equals 560 miles, about 4 tuna trips ! BUT IT IS WORTH IT !!!
 

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100% best stuff I have found for storing fuel. It even eliminates the problems ethanol causes.


Son of a gun! I checked the supply in my garage. It’s Sta-bil, alright, just s different type of bottle. It works.
 

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What is the longest anyone has kept gas with Sta-bil and used.
About fourteen months. I’m a bit ashamed of myself for that, but I was storing the high octane stuff, like 93, if I remember correctly. I finally realized just how long I had that stuff sitting in my Jerry cans and started putting it into the car. No problems of any kind with it. Amazing! Now I rotate it regularly, just because it seems like a good idea.
 

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About fourteen months. I’m a bit ashamed of myself for that, but I was storing the high octane stuff, like 93, if I remember correctly. I finally realized just how long I had that stuff sitting in my Jerry cans and started putting it into the car. No problems of any kind with it. Amazing! Now I rotate it regularly, just because it seems like a good idea.
I have kept 20 gals 93 oct well over 2 yrs and now afraid to use.
 

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What is the longest anyone has kept gas with Sta-bil and used.
1 year but it says it's good for 2. Every fall I dump all the stored fuel in our cars and trucks and replace the generator gas in the barn. I run the generator with fresh treated gas for a few minutes before shutting the petcock and letting it run it's self out.

EDIT: I only treat and store premium 93 octane


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1 year but it says it's good for 2. Every fall I dump all the stored fuel in our cars and trucks and replace the generator gas in the barn. I run the generator with fresh treated gas for a few minutes before shutting the petcock and letting it run it's self out.

EDIT: I only treat and store premium 93 octane


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Thanks.