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Old 07-14-2019, 10:47 AM
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non ethanol gas

I can get 93 octane non ethanol gas for $3.19 per gallon. BUT, I have to travel 40 miles one way to get it. no problem. I want to get 55 gallon because I mix it with 110 octane for my car. which is only taken out on weekends.
my question is HOW LONG WILL IT KEEP

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60 to 90 days when kept in a shed or garage at room temp out of direct sunlight. You need to install a pressure relief valve also as it is easily affected by swings in temp. This valve will allow for the thing to vent while reducing moisture.


Most stations have pumps that blend the fuel to keep it fresh and within the limits of the grade. Or they use some special sauce of additives to prolong the fuel life.

60 days is a goodbet. Take your things mileage then be reslistic with how much driving you plan on doing in 60 days.

Something like up to the icecream place every Thursday night 5 miles down the road could fall within the capabilities of a 20 gallon fuel tank staying fresh for that 60 days.
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How about this?

I used it for my bike & lawnmower over the winter.
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Fuel stabilizers

Products like that "stabilize" gasoline by preventing oxidation, which can begin in as little a 30 days from a fill-up. They almost all work about the same, and should help "preserve" your gasoline for as long as a year, though I wouldn't push it that far. I use a product called PRI-G at every fill-up just as a precaution.
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Even though they are telling you it is 100% non ethanol gas you need to treat is as ethanol fuel. With old school non road no ethanol fuel gas for lawnmowers a 6 month shelf life was the old rule. But there are mixture pumps that mix "non ethanol" fuel with ethanol fuel to give you that different grade and levels of ethanol throughout the year. But unless the station only sells non ethanol fuel the safe bet is to expect that some ethanol is in that non ethanol fuel taking that leaded gas at 6 months down to 3. Because fuel generally likes to move or it will dry out storing it in any type of a container I knock a month off of that 3 months and sit at a safe 60 days before mixing in fresh fuel or burning through that which is why a single tank or a single 15-20 gallon tank.

A truck tool box can be had used of under $100 and with a bit of cutting and welding makes a great aluminum storage tank. You can strap it down in the back of your pickup, fill it through a universal gas cap that vents at 3-4psi. Bring it back to the house pull out the cherry picker, drop the thing onto a stand mounted 4 feet off the ground. Unscrew the filling cap to let it vent then turn a brass ball valve then you can run a hose right to your cars filler neck for easy filling on

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https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/ethanol_blends.html

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old gas smell

My son recently bought a 1923 Model T Ford Speedster to restore. It still had fuel in the tank . The car hadn't been driven for many years and the fuel did not smell like the new fuel does when it goes rotten.
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Old fuel in tank

I wouldn't run it no matter what it smelled like!
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FYI - I can still buy 105 leaded avgas at my local airport. They make me pump it into can.
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FYI - I can still buy 105 leaded avgas at my local airport. They make me pump it into can.

Is there a limit like 10 gallons? I used to run av-gas in my stock cars, it was 1/2 the price of CAM2 at the track.


What is the going rate for av-gas at the airport? My local places that have race-gas pumps get $10-11 per gallon.
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I have never bought more than 15-gallons so I'm not sure about a limit. They always make me pump into containers because of road tax issues.
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I think with todays modern fuel pumps, fuel hose, carburetor gaskets and what not, the whole ethanol scare is a thing of the past. Unless you let it sit long enough to collect moisture. The funny thing is that the same people that complain about E-10 often dump "gasoline anti freeze" or "dry gas" into their tanks. And take a guess what dry gas is made from? Methanol, which is also hygroscopic and acts like ethanol.
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