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Old 24 August 2013, 04:13   #11
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Take a second tank. Start on the new fuel, switch over to the old fuel, burn it off then back to teh new to clean through before coming home.

Worst case is you change back to the new fuel as engine runs like a sack of cack.
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Old 24 August 2013, 04:26   #12
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1. Burn it off in an open vessel - kinda sporty
My observations (with only 1L of the stuff that had been used for cleaning a bike chain:

- its surprisingly hard to light
- when it does light - holy sh*t its ferocious and burns for quite a long time.
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The petrol will be fine - it's the water that may be in there that might not be so bright.

The suggestion of starting on a fresh tank, switching to the old tank and the. Back to the new tank to flush through will be ok if there's no water.

If there is water, once it gets into your carbs it won't come out without draining down.

Haven't you got any 17 year olds in your street who would be grateful for some free petrol for their car?
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Haven't you got any 17 year olds in your street who would be grateful for some free petrol for their car?
Or in some areas for molotov cocktails
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My observations (with only 1L of the stuff that had been used for cleaning a bike chain:

- its surprisingly hard to light
- when it does light - holy sh*t its ferocious and burns for quite a long time.
A sign that you were a VERY good boy indeed. I wasn't.

I use an old gas cylinder with the top cut off (don't ask me about that) and a bit of paper as a wick so no fiddling near the fuel.

As air can't get at the petrol too well, it burns with a yellow smoky flame and takes quite a while to burn off.

Obviously it's VERY DANGEROUS and I wouldn't recommend that anyone REALLY do this at home...

Generally now I just dump any old mix into the Land Rover - it helps her pass the emissions test!
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My old Range Rover loved old petrol!
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The farmer suggestion was a good one! First one I stopped at willingly took it off hands.

Thanks for all the suggestions, sporting or otherwise
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For future reference, I can say that our local tip was OK to take it.

As general waste handlers they would have to be equipped and licensed to process hazardous waste, so would doubtless include all flammable substances, spirits and fuels - perhaps the only exception being explosives

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