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Old 07 Aug 2006, 07:20 am
Hallow Man
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Default Empty tank of gas or full tank of gas?


Dear posters. If you are leaving the country and will leave your car
behind undriven for a long time, do you keep an empty tank of gas or
full tank of gas, I know it's one or the other but I forgot.

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Old 07 Aug 2006, 07:26 am
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"Hallow Man" <hallowman@juno.com> wrote in message
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> Dear posters. If you are leaving the country and will leave your car
> behind undriven for a long time, do you keep an empty tank of gas or
> full tank of gas, I know it's one or the other but I forgot.


I was always told full. Empty allows for condensation (water) to form in
the tank.


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Old 07 Aug 2006, 07:35 am
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"Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Hallow Man" <hallowman@juno.com> wrote in message
> news:jvbed29hvteuj4fpultfge4uqc1lrte4lg@4ax.com...
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>> Dear posters. If you are leaving the country and will leave your car
>> behind undriven for a long time, do you keep an empty tank of gas or
>> full tank of gas, I know it's one or the other but I forgot.

>
> I was always told full. Empty allows for condensation (water) to form in
> the tank.
>
>

Be sure to add a gasoline stabilizer (available where fuel additives are
sold) and disconnect the battery. Modern cars have electronics that draw a
few tens of milliamps and will drain the battery in a month or so.

Mike


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Old 07 Aug 2006, 12:24 pm
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Default Re: Empty tank of gas or full tank of gas?

Hallow Man wrote:
> Dear posters. If you are leaving the country and will leave your car
> behind undriven for a long time, do you keep an empty tank of gas or
> full tank of gas, I know it's one or the other but I forgot.
>



How long? What are the storage conditions?

A full tank results in less moisture condensation, but gasoline has a
definate shelf life and will turn to a horrible smelling, goo making
varnish jelly over time.

With stabilizer (like Sta-bil) you are probably ok for 1-2 years if
stored indoors in a dry environment with a full tank of gas.

If you are only talking about a month or two, then fill 'er up and park 'er.

John

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Old 07 Aug 2006, 12:26 pm
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Default Re: Empty tank of gas or full tank of gas?

Full!

Also, always use Sta-Bil in it. I do it to motorcycles even in the winter.

G-Man


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> full tank of gas, I know it's one or the other but I forgot.
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