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    Is there a good way to remove old gas from a 00. I actually don't know its bad, it has been sitting in there since nov. Or should I just put like an octane booster in it? I just don't want to clog anything up.

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    You are probably ok as that is not all that old. However, old gas can gum up the fuel inlet sock and other components. Better to get it out if it is real old and fresh stuff in. Run the old crap in your lawn mower or something as that is much easier to service than your car's fuel system. A standard siphon pump that you can get at most parts stores (the kind with the squeeze bellows) will work just fine. Always use Stabil or something similar for winter storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    You are probably ok as that is not all that old. However, old gas can gum up the fuel inlet sock and other components. Better to get it out if it is real old and fresh stuff in. Run the old crap in your lawn mower or something as that is much easier to service than your car's fuel system. A standard siphon pump that you can get at most parts stores (the kind with the squeeze bellows) will work just fine. Always use Stabil or something similar for winter storage.
    I know I should have used it, i just never got around to getting some. I am just concerned about there being that screen in the inlet preventing a hose getting into it. I know my wifes jeep had one.

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    if your really adventurous........GM does have a tool for siphoning gas out of the tank.....its a aluminum tube that fits in the opening and a plastic hose that you put thru that to suck it out.......i have 1 but have never used it

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    Your gas is not old enough to cause any problems. As long as the gas was ok to begin with! Drive it to get some fresh gas, fill it with premium, and don't worry. Any problems that *may* happen would've happened anyway.

    Seriously, don't worry about it. I've been an ASE Master/L1 certified mechanic since 1989....

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    The other way i know to get the gas out is to disconnect the fuel line before the fuel filter. Put a bucket under it. Go to the engine compartment and pull the fuel pump relay and put a small jumper to run the pump constanly. once you empty it remove the jumper, put the relay back and put the hose back.

    I tried one of those suction pump and the hose was getting stuck in the feul pipe (i have metal tank)

    The only problem with this is that the old fuel is running thru your pump if there is a concern for it. Like they mention your fuel is not that old.

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    I think you'll be ok too..

    After you run a freash tank through it I'd toss on a new fuel filter just for the hell of it tho..
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    Yeah that is what a buddy told me at work. Just top it off with premium and i should be fine. Its nice workin at summit because if you don't know the answer, you can usually find it real quick. Im glad I don't have to fiddle with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrocketws6 View Post
    Yeah that is what a buddy told me at work. Just top it off with premium and i should be fine. Its nice workin at summit because if you don't know the answer, you can usually find it real quick. Im glad I don't have to fiddle with it.

    We're planning a trip out to the store on April 9th. You working that day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I think you'll be ok too..

    After you run a freash tank through it I'd toss on a new fuel filter just for the hell of it tho..
    I was already planning on doing that along with all new fluids from front to back..you know just a spruce up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    We're planning a trip out to the store on April 9th. You working that day?
    april 9th... saturday yes, I should have my car out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    The other way i know to get the gas out is to disconnect the fuel line before the fuel filter. Put a bucket under it. Go to the engine compartment and pull the fuel pump relay and put a small jumper to run the pump constanly. once you empty it remove the jumper, put the relay back and put the hose back.
    Thats how I would do it if I were doing it...

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    a garden hose and a 5 gallon bucket should do you fine

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