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Old 01-29-2005, 02:35 PM
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I BOUGHT A GALLON OF FUEL IN JUNE OF 04, AND TRANSFERED IT TO A METAL CAN THAT HAS A PUMP ON IT FROM MY LHS, WILL MY FUEL STILL BE GOOD IN THE SPRING AFTER BEING IN THE VERY COLD GARAGE ALL WINTER...? HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN FUEL IS BAD? THANKS...
Old 01-29-2005, 03:02 PM
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It should be fine as long as the can is sealed up well... There really isn't any way to "see" if it's bad... You'll just be able to tell by the way it runs... Basically there are only two things that "happen" to the fuel.... first the methanol and/or nitro can evaporate.... In minor amounts that's not a big deal (just makes more oil in the mixture which is technically better for the engine anyway.) In excessive amounts though, it will not run well, and can even become very "thick". (In that case it would be OBVIOUS it's bad... The second thing that can happen is methanol ABSORBES water... This can again cause it to not run very well. Again though, as long as it's sealed up good, it should be fine... It can sometimes discolor (usually gets darker) but that in no way affects it's performance...
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SigMan.... I wish I had that problem...... I'm lucky if it stays in the can
longer than a week:-).....
Old 01-30-2005, 08:41 AM
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Default RE: GLOW FUEL STORAGE ?

thanks guys, i wonder if sta-bil would work? raideron if i lived in AZ, instead of the frozen tundra of indiana i wouldnt have a problem either!...lol
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I wouldn't add anything to it. If you put it in the can in June and the can is not sealed, it most likely would have absorbed enough water by now to be bad. Just run a tank in the spring and if it runs good on the ground you're good to go.
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ok..thanks again.

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