Ok....being the idiot that I am, I never even considered the idea that my engine problems might be partially rooted in the fact that ethanol gas separates in as little as 90 days, sometimes less. I also had no idea that ethanol gas absorbs water like mad when left to sit. I'm only 31, but when I was a kid, we had gas that sat in cans for years, and worked fine when we used it. I knew that ethanol is wreaking havok on fuel lines, rubber parts, gas caps, etc on classic cars....but I had no idea the gas itself could just fall apart like that. All that being said, what are the symptoms of gas that has possibly been separated for months? Here's my situation: -I'm still chasing the ghost of a mysterious "electrical problem" at the moment. -It's been a progressive problem over the past few weeks during my engine testing -When it does fire, it would start off strong or only "ok", then sputter and die -This progresses to the car not firing at all, but still turning over....occasionally, I'll hear it trying to fire. -Go ahead and laugh....the guy I bought it from filled it up when I bought it.....ONE YEAR AGO! Car hasn't been on the road, so all that fuel is still in there, although I did add about 1.5 gallons the other day in case he was pulling my leg and didn't fill it up as he said. I've go a whole other thread chasing the electrical ghost, so I wanted to pose this fuel question in a separate one. I did a search on here but only came up with the corrosive aspects of ethanol, not what happens if it breaks down. Thanks for any help or advice!