HAS MY PETROL TURNED TO JELLY??

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  • Craig548
  • 2008 Volkswagen Polo
  • 160,000 miles

My 2008 VW Polo 1.4 has been standing in a garage for almost a year, and the last time anyone took it for a drive was about 8 months ago. My question is, will the petrol turn to jelly? Or do you think it might have already turned to jelly?. I was using unleaded petrol.

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 6:08 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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At this point is should still be fine. However, if it sits over a year, it could start to go bad. Use the vehicle and burn out the old fuel and get new in it.

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 6:18 AM
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  • vwscott
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Use stabil if it isnt driven much. Fuel can tarnish and cause lots of drivability concerns.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 4:44 AM
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  • mhpautos
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When fuel goes off it changes colour and has a very distinctive funny odour, if you draw off a sample you should be able to tell straight away.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 8:38 AM

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