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Old 04-10-2005, 03:05 AM
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I've had my Nitro fuel stored in the closet all winter (approx. 7 months). I took the boat out the other day to run for the first time this year and it wouldn't start. What's the chances that, that fuel has gone bad? If so, how long will it last if you don't use it all? the guy at the LHS said it loses potency after 1 month. Thanks
Old 04-10-2005, 08:15 AM
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i just shake my up every now or then, dont know if it does anything but it gets the condensation off the sides of the bottle.My fuel is just as old.But like i siad i dont know
Old 04-10-2005, 08:22 AM
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If the fuel was stored in a cool, dry place without direct sunlight, it should last a while. I'm using fuel that is around 1 year old without problems. I'm assuming the fuel cap was on tight. Think the LHS is trying to make you buy new fuel. If need be, buy a small amount (quart) and see if the boat will fire up with the new fuel.
Old 04-10-2005, 09:17 AM
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If it's been kept out of sunlight, off the floor (especially cement) and sealed it should be fine for years. I've got some stored away for almost 3 years now and would take it out and run it with no worries.
I think that the person at the Hobby Shop is trying to pull a fast one on you. I'd bet a months pay that their fuel has been sitting on their shelves for a lot longer than a month but they'll still sell it.
Old 04-10-2005, 04:09 PM
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ya you gotta watch some of them hobby shop guys,they'll do anythingto sell you sumthing
Old 04-11-2005, 01:27 AM
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Ah ha, thanks you guys.
Old 04-11-2005, 04:09 AM
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Most of the time fuel goes bad is because it has water in it. If in doubt put some fuel in the freezer. If it goes cloudy then you have some water in your fuel, which turns it into great weed killer

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