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Old 24 November 2010, 04:11   #11
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If you have 2L of air there isn't a lot to expand / contract when the temp rises / drops.

I usually store mine almost full for that reason. Having said that, apart form my broken engine I do try & burn some over the winter too.......

As for reuse, I've scessfully used stuff that had been lying for a year in a premix carb machine. Shook the tank first to make sure it was mixed, engine fired second pull.
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i put it in the car and use it up then i dont have the storage worries ,it soon gets diluted and doesnt smoke much if you put 10ltrs in at a time then fill right up with neat petrol even really old stale petrol works ok like this
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Old 24 November 2010, 10:18   #13
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Yes I agree with paul if I ever have petrol left in my jerries I usually burn away in the car no problem.
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i put it in the car and use it up then i dont have the storage worries ,it soon gets diluted and doesnt smoke much if you put 10ltrs in at a time then fill right up with neat petrol even really old stale petrol works ok like this
Does the pre mixed oil not affect the injectors or carbs on the car if you do this ??
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Old 24 November 2010, 11:02   #15
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Does the pre mixed oil not affect the injectors or carbs on the car if you do this ??
I would have thought so, and possibly the cat as well.

I've never had any problem with old fuel in my rib, and sometimes there's up to 100 litres in there over winter, though I normally top up as soon as I'm launched for the season, so it gets diluted 1:1.

Conversely, my mower is a bu@@er to start with old fuel (4-stroke) which is normally siphoned off the boat tank in winter.
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Caution on that one for Optimax users (with best respect Willk ) .. rekon it had something to do with a failed injector on a new 150 I had when this stuff was used .. could have been chance ofcourse .. so never used it thereafter, and no problems since

Another reason to go e-tec

Not fussy with old fuel.
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i have never had any problems with injectors ,carbs or cats on any of my cars after putting in fresh or stale premix possibly due to the fact that it is such a dilute mix if you only put 10 or 20ltrs in at a time then fill up with neat petrol
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Not fussy with old fuel.
It wasnt old fuel .. it was fuel stabiliser keep up now
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It wasnt old fuel .. it was fuel stabiliser keep up now
Not fussy with fuel stabiliser either

Apart from when you put the genuine stuff in

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