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Old gas?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dakotasrock, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    Hey guys.
    I've had my dakota parked since the start of June to gas save money. before I did I put stable in the gas (bottle treats 20 gallons, I have a 22 gallon tank), filled the tank so no water could condinsate. Today I went to start her up and run her, first off the battery was dead (should have taken it out), I jumped it, and she had a hard time starting. Once I did, she ran really rough and would NOT idle. I had to keep a foot on the pedal.

    The first thing that came to mind was old gas, but its not THAT old, and its got stable in it. But im not sure.

    Would it be bad if I put a can of seafoam in with the stable?

    Any input would be appreicated guys. And FYI, its the 318.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Can you take it out and stomp on it for a while and get it nice and hot.There could be a little water in the fuel line from condensation.
     
  3. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    ya i dont have it insured right now, so not really. But i had it running for prob 5-10 min around 2500 rpms.... didnt help.
     
  4. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Sure, I would put some seafoam and maybe a container of gas line deicer in and run it for a bit daily for a few days and see if it will clear up. Shake or rock the truck back and forth to mix up the contents of the tank. It may have to soak some but it should clean out and run right. I am going by how seafoam has helped me clean up stored motorcycles with carbs. I imagine your are dealing with injection?
     
  5. Zack1978

    Zack1978 Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 82

    That is not that long, I am thinking it is NOT gas related (well in terms of the gas going bad anyway).

    Zack
     
  6. dakotasrock

    dakotasrock Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 260

    yea it was a bad connection with the battery... so the alternator couldnt keep up when it was just idling.
     
  7. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    You know, when I answered this I had overlooked that it was just since June. I think I figured it was longer. Glad you got it fixed.