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Old 10/27/2018, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about sitting gas

I have an eclipse that was sitting for at the most 2 years. Finally got it to start again, but worried about the gas that has been sitting. I used the cheap california gas when I using it. Should I be worried about the old gas, and do I need to drain it, or maybe just mix new gas with it?
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Old 10/27/2018, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have about 1/6 of the tank filled with old gas.
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Old 10/27/2018, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hope you had fuel stabilizer in it. I would drain the gas asap.
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I keep reading mixed information, some say to drain it, other says if its that low to just mix in some new gas.
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You can do either, we start cars at the shop on gas that's been sitting in the tank for a year or more pretty often but if it's past a year we at least mix in fresh gas. Take a sample through the fuel line (take the line loose, stick in a jar, cycle the key on and back off) and compare it to new gas. If it's anything paste yellow or smells like paint thinner then it's bad or if it separates out into layers after sitting. To drain it you need to jump power and ground right to the pump and run it out of the fuel line at the engine into a container.
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Old 10/27/2018, 10:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Where is the fuel line in a 2001 eclipse gtx? Is it the HIGH PRESSURE
FUEL HOSE?

Fuel supply - http://tearstone.com/eclipsefsm/GR00003200-13C.pdf
Engine mechanical - http://tearstone.com/eclipsefsm/11C.PDF
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You mean GTS? GTX isn't a thing.
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Yes I meant gt . . . I got video cards mixed up with cars.
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Yes, high pressure fuel hose.
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Old 10/31/2018, 09:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I see you’re a man of culture, as well. GTX 980 here.

Gas should be fine, unless you really want to just run it out. I’d definitely put some fresh gas in, though. Maybe a octane booster, too.

EDIT: Posted twice by mistake, oops. lol
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Yes I meant gt . . . I got video cards mixed up with cars.
I see you’re a man of culture, as well. GTX 980 here.

Gas should be fine, unless you really want to just run it out. I’d definitely put some fresh gas in, though. Maybe a octane booster, too.
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