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Author Topic:   Preserving 110 Octane over the winter
posted October 22, 2003 06:22 AM
I have about 12 Gallons left over in the tank, and about 5 gallons left in the can.

What do you people do with it over the winter?
Use Stabilizer in the gas tank?
Empty the fuel cell or leave it full?
Couple of gallons at a time mixed with 20 gallons of 87 octane and use it in the truck?

rico 08
posted October 22, 2003 07:28 AM
I wouldn't try to save it,when it sits the high ends of the fuel(octane)evaporate and leave you with lower grade fuel over time,this really doesn't take too long.I'd put some stabilizer in it and use it for testing,demo derby's etc.

posted October 22, 2003 07:34 AM
How about the fuel cell, will it be ok to leave the fuel in it, or should I drain it?
And what about the cell vent, would you leave it vented over the winter?

posted October 22, 2003 07:57 AM
Rat is right,

thats what every race fuel company tells you.. Also out of the sun in a constant temp environment.

What do you think vp, sonoco toss all the fuel they have sitting in drums every winter??

Stabilizer if for years of storage not 5 months.

posted October 22, 2003 12:44 PM
I believe that you can store it in an air-tight METAL container. I don't think I'd store it in one of those plastic jugs we all use to haul it to the track.

As far as stabilizer goes, it's probably cheap insurance.

posted October 22, 2003 04:17 PM
i just leave it in the cell, mix in some new fuel with what doesn't evaporate and run for me.

posted October 24, 2003 08:00 PM
hey gonfast, are you the guy on the bates forum. are you hershel stewart?

posted October 24, 2003 10:10 PM
makes your riding mower go faster in the snow!
Get's the old truck to gas station when i forget to fillerup!
Works pretty darn good for starter on weiner roast fire!
Last, but not least, smells pretty darn good in the middle January when you need a fix!

posted October 27, 2003 06:12 AM
According to our local distributer it has a shelf life of about a year in a sealed container.I've been leaving it in the cell over winter and have had no problems yet.

posted October 27, 2003 06:23 AM
When you leave it in the cell do you plug off the vent tube.

I was planning on pulling the carb, but should I just leave it on.

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