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Posted by casagiannoni on January 11, 2013, 6:26 pm
My 2001 get's very low use. A single fill-up of regular goes for a
number of months. Does this pose a problem with respect to using the
gas that's been stored in the tamk for this extende time?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on January 11, 2013, 6:58 pm
 casagiannoni@optonline.net wrote:

It can.

You want the tank full, to prevent moisture, but you want the gas fresh.  
You can't win.

When you fill up, use a name brand fuel stabilizer.

Posted by passerby on January 11, 2013, 9:19 pm
 replying to casagiannoni , passerby wrote:

I don't think *months* is that big of a deal. Years would be a different story
but cars sitting for months is pretty common. I have a car like this (not a
Prius though, that one gets regular use ) that my kids occasionally use when
they are back from college. It's very lightly used only during holidays and
college breaks and sits idle for months between the uses - has been for the
last 4 years, and no issues with starting it right away when they need it

Your location should be a factor though, is it a humid area? Is it sitting
outside? Other than that I don't think several months between the uses is that
big of a deal.

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Posted by News on January 11, 2013, 9:24 pm
 On 1/11/2013 4:19 PM, passerby wrote:

The gas, lines and tank would still benefit from fuel stabilizer during
those months layoff.

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