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Old 02-03-2010
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Okay heres the story >.. my truck stopped running due to a dead battery about 3 months ago with a full tank of gas ... i need to know what needs to be done to ensure my truck will start and/or run ... i am getting the battery and they are calling for snow so its gonna be cold ... is there anything i can add to the gas or any thing ... Thanks Guys
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Stabil (sp) is a good product to add to fuel to preserve it
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its already been sitting there for 3 months and im droppin the new battery in it this wekend .... will stabil help although its already been sitting
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it should start up i would think.. come back and ask for help if it doesn't.
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it should start up just fine. if you have a block heater plug it in and let it warm up for a while first. make things as easy on the truck as you can. and change the oil when you get it going.
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okay thanks guys ... and it needed an oil change anyway lol
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ya i would change the oil just for added protection cause you never know if water found its way indide or not. i would also change the fuel filter. im not sure how long it takes for gasoline to start to gel up but it wouldnt hurt. think preventative maintenance with everything. even clean your battery cables real quick
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gas starts to gel/gum up in about a month. Stabil is a dam good product but its not going to help much cuz it was sitting already. best thing to do is to try an start it, it should start up after a little while. once it is started leave it run for awhile, its going to act like ur starting a cold carbed engine. that cuz the fuel injectors are clogged. after it runs for a while turn it off then try starting it again. once all this is done replace ur fuel filter and get some fuel injector cleaner and put that in ur gas tank. and in the future put Stabil in any gas tank ur going to leave sit for a while.
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Spelling lessons. A.D.V.I.C.E. Advice.

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Just plug the new battery and it "should" work. The gas will probably need to be replaced. I forgot to put Stabil in my motorcycle this past December and my battery needs a charge too. What I plan on doing is as soon as the weather is done being a bish, I'm starting it up and running through the old gas as quickly as possible so I can put new gas in.

I did that with my sister's bike once, and it had MINOR starting problems, but my sister's bike is carb’d, so that could be the reason as well.

If it starts, either siphon the old gas or just run through it as much as possible and put new gas in. You should be fine unless there are other underlying issues
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If the tank was full when parked , The gas will not be bad after only three months.
At most , just dump in a can of dry-gas for any condensation that may have gotten in the tank.
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okay so dry gas ... fuel filter , fuel injector cleaner in gas tank, oil change ..... annguyen ... see we have our problem and calling each other bad names but at least ur a good guy when someone needs you ... ur alright with me
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STFU fuktard.

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I'd just put the battery in first and see how it starts for you. If it runs rough, THEN I'd recommend putting the other stuff.

You probably don't have to go and replace the fuel filter either.
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why did you have it sit for so long when all it needed was just a battery?
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why did you have it sit for so long when all it needed was just a battery?
Exactly what I was wondering. Even the most broke individual can find money for a battery in 3 months time!
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I'd still use the gas as is. There were times where other cars I've owned (carburated) would sit for as much as 6 months with the same fuel in them. Never had a problem with them starting, running or anything out of the ordinary. Unless things are that much different in a cold climate, the fuel should be fine.
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NO propblems.

It should be fine, drive it till the low fuel light comes on and then just add some fuel injector cleaner and about 5 gallons of gas and let it go down till you need more. Fill up all the way and add another fuel injector cleaner and it should be fine.

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