June 10, 2012 1:12 PM Subscribe
Any uses for old gasoline (petrol)?
posted by werkzeuger to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
Are there any good uses for small amounts - say half to three gallons - of gasoline that is too old to use as fuel in an engine? This gas is at least two years old and contains no stabilizer (which, yes, I'm aware of). The only thing that I can think of is starting bonfires, which I seldom need to do, or as a workshop solvent for cleaning parts, for which there are safer and less smelly alternatives.
In the past I've run old gas through 4-cycle engines like lawnmowers but now realize that's a bad practice. If I have to I'll take it to the local govt to be processed as waste but I'd really rather not bother for such a small amount.
So, I'm hoping other MeFites will have some innovative uses I haven't thought of.