BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Sep 2003
Vehicle: 300d, 409d
Location: Denver, CO USA
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RE: Left last year's gas in my snowblower
The drawback to trying to start it is that you may suck up pieces of varnish into the jet from the carb bowl. If you didn't put Stabil in the fuel to keep it fresh, I'd be half inclined to drain the tank, drop the bowl on the carb and clean it out before starting so the gunk never makes it into the jet.
On the other hand, I have a 72 Dodge Travco motorhome which has sat with stale gas for most of its existence(it has 100 gallons in the tank) It wasn't until about 1999 that I had to take the carb apart and clean it. However, it was thoroughly caked with varnish everywhere.
PS--any accountants on board? Do I have to report the increased value of that fuel to the IRS as capital gains?