Quick Answer: What Do You Do If You Have Bad Gas In Your Boat?

How do you know if your boat has bad gas?

A simple way to see what’s going on with your fuel supply is to dump the contents of a fuel filter into a clean, clear glass jar.

Let the fuel settle.

After a few minutes water will layer out, and if the fuel is clean and water free, the contents will be a pure amber color, like the jar in the first photo..

How do you get rid of bad gas in a boat?

Just disconnect the fuel line from the pump bulb (hose from motor side). Connect a new hose long enough to run to a tank and pump the bulb to get the gas going and it will flow just fine.

How long does it take for gas to go bad in a boat?

Generally, observations show that old gas, which is not more than 90 days old, is safe. In other words, one can expect gas to be safe to use for up to 90 days. Without alcohol, this limit goes up to 6 months.

How do you remove old gas from a boat gas tank?

…or (assuming your boat is out of the water and up on a trailer) disconnect the outlet of the fuel primer bulb from your outboard motor, attach a long hose to the bulb’s outlet and run it down into a suitable container on the ground. Then simply pump up the bulb and and siphon out the gas until the tank is dry.