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Old 05 December 2010, 04:25   #11
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I've used fuel that has stood for 6-7 months and its been fine, I think alot could depend on what engine you have?
and how well sealed the can is. A completely sealed can (which may not necessarily be a good idea if it gets warm and over-pressurises) will last better than one with an open vent.
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Old 05 December 2010, 12:49   #12
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I had vw polo (1994 vintage) on a sorn for nearly 4 years charged the battery up and off she went no problem.
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I had vw polo (1994 vintage) on a sorn for nearly 4 years charged the battery up and off she went no problem.
Didn't know they made 2 stroke Polo's
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I have a mariner 3.3 2 stroke that runs at 100:1
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Have you had any issues with that at all? On the sticker on the side of the engine (we have the same one) it recommends 100:1 however in the operator's guide it states that it should be 50:1 which is what we have always run it on.
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seagull that runs at 10:1.
You really should change the jet to let in run on 25:1, they run much better
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Old 07 December 2010, 13:39   #15
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Haven't had any issued yet but haven't had it long. In the manual from memory it says to use it at 50:1 if used constantly. When I had mine serviced I asked the question and was told to keep it at 100:1.
I still have 5 litres of mixed fuel in a jerry can and am unsure weather or not it will be usable next season.
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petrol

in my experance if petrol is stored in a ventillated can as is proper to prevent expansion etc it evaporates at its own pace which is goverened by the room temp as well , whatever is left in the can up to a couple of years is useable no prob the oil also retains its viscosity but forms in a blob at the lowest point a good shake to mix it basically i think that as long as its still in a ventilated container and has not evaporated and can be mixed its ok
a 50 to 1 mix in a 100 to 1 recomended engine is no prob it can cause some things like
hard to start
fouled plugs
money for oil
a bit more smoke
can leave a embarasing oil trail in water compliments of the exhaust
but your engine will run and preform and get a bit more lube at the cylinders which is only good for the engine
if you run a 50 to 1 on a 100 to 1 mix
its going to overheat and seize
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and how well sealed the can is. A completely sealed can (which may not necessarily be a good idea if it gets warm and over-pressurises) will last better than one with an open vent.
Its stored in Ex-MOD Barrus cans.
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