Go Back  RCU Forums > Glow Engines, Gas Engines, Fuel & Mfg Support Forums > RC Fuels
Reload this Page >

Glow Fuel Under Pressure. How Best to Open.

RC Fuels Nitromethane, Castor Oil, Synthetic, heli fuel, 4 stroke, etc...Fuel Q&A is here!

Glow Fuel Under Pressure. How Best to Open.

Old 07-18-2021, 09:04 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Glow Fuel Under Pressure. How Best to Open.

Hey Everyone: Fuel Bottle: Brand: Bulin Model: X1500 One piece thick aluminum.
I am asking for some assistance in regards to Nitro Fuel under pressure. About a year ago, I purchased some recommended RC glow "fuel" aluminum storage containers. I had a gallon of 25% nitro fuel that was in a plastic container that had a broken threaded cap. The nitro fuel I had fit into 4 separate bottles. 3 of them were filled up to the recommended fill line, as shown on the outside of the bottle. The 4th bottle was filled about 1/2 way. Now a year later, the 1/2 filled bottle seems to be under pressure, as I am not able to un-screw the plastic threaded cap, unless I use a pair of vice grips and turn slowly. I started to unscrew the plastic cap, about 1/4 of a turn, but really needs some strength to loosen. So before I continued, I have concerns about the inside fuel must be under pressure? Before I keep going, I wanted to ask around and get some more experienced information before proceeding. I figure that if I keep going, unscrewing the plastic cap, but very slowly, the pressure should start coming out soon? or the cap would blow off once almost unscrewed?? My fear is , what's the possibility of explosion or fire after releasing the pressure. All thoughts and suggestions, gladly accepted. Thanks, PVtech67.

Last edited by PVtech67; 07-18-2021 at 09:34 PM.
Old 07-19-2021, 05:04 PM
My Feedback: (2)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: houston, TX
Posts: 86
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts

since no one has replied
correct me if i am wrong these bottles are for camping fuel if i am looking at the right items.
the problem is 2 fold they are not designed for nitro or the oil in the fuel.
i suspect it is the oil that has gummed up the plastic in the cap.
as for if it is under pressure put into a freezer for at least 24 hrs the vapors should condense out and remove the pressure.
model fuel is pretty safe it is not known to explode upon opening even under pressure.
just do not open it next to an open flame or other ignition source. think as if it were gasoline.
put it into a freezer and then open carefully.
if in doubt take to the fire department and let them open it.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.