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Old 06-25-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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sorry if this question is a little "1999", but I thought nitro gas went bad?

mine is nearly 2 years old, sat in metal container in a hot/cold garage. never hit -0 C in there.

finally got my buggy running and the 2 year old gas works just fine!
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sorry if this question is a little "1999", but I thought nitro gas went bad?

mine is nearly 2 years old, sat in metal container in a hot/cold garage. never hit -0 C in there.

finally got my buggy running and the 2 year old gas works just fine!
Some times you get lucky. I have has nitro sit for the winter months and when summer comes around it is bad. Other times it has sat for a few months and it was good.
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it was told to me like this nitro is like beer
would you drink a beer that set a round over night NO
so why put it in to you motor old is old and fresh is fresh
we tune we prep we clean but then you use old fuel
may be it's just me but when in doubt throw it out
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yeah well... when you still got 3L of nitromethane left at 10$/L and its still useable I dont see the point in throwing it out. I dont see any lack of performance plus, this RC car has cost me enough already, I cant afford to throw this gas out just to go buy another 45$ bottle!!
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Im got fuel that is 2.5 yrs old it works i dont expect it to perform at top performance. Ill be damned if i throw away 3/4 of a gallon of fuel cause "it's bad" my rustler still pulls the front tires with "bad fuel" my ofna buggy is about to blow the tires off with the same fuel.My thought is just becarful with it.
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Wanta have some fun? Put it in your lawnmower and run it at nite. Nice flames out the pipe. And change the oil when your done playing.
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how do you know the fuel is good? just cause your buggy is running dosnt mean the fuel hasnt lost any punch.
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Wanta have some fun? Put it in your lawnmower and run it at nite. Nice flames out the pipe. And change the oil when your done playing.
Ya then blow up my lawn mower!
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LOL NITROMOWER but anyways i wouldnt use it unless its a thrasher my uncle hes a tighta## and wont throw away 2 year old nitrotane that was in the metal 1gal jugs(does losi still make 1gal metal jugs?)LOL but his ran good i always hear never let it sit on concrete or dirt because it will take the oils to the bottom and basically have no lube but i wouldnt use fuel that sat over 2months maybe not even that long if it changes color from when u buy it its no good for example byron is orange i had some sit till it was pinknot sidewinder hmmmm
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Wanta have some fun? Put it in your lawnmower and run it at nite. Nice flames out the pipe. And change the oil when your done playing.
Then its not wasting wife tells you to mow the yard tell her it will be this evening or just run it in a basher
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:34 AM   #11
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Methanol absorbs water from the surrounding air. In plastic jugs it slowly gets more and more diluted by moister making it's way through the plastic. Most of it is from the bottom standing on not so dry surfaces. Metal containers are as far as i've been told not suffering noticeable from this. (For obvious reasons.) A tight sealing cap, and a dry out of light storage is all you need, your fuel should be good to go for decades. (Plastic containers let light in which breaks down the nitro content, so keep your fuel out of sight.)

As always. After a long storage, shake things up. Synthetic blends aren't prone to separation, but it can happen.
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Methanol absorbs water from the surrounding air. In plastic jugs it slowly gets more and more diluted by moister making it's way through the plastic. Most of it is from the bottom standing on not so dry surfaces. Metal containers are as far as i've been told not suffering noticeable from this. (For obvious reasons.) A tight sealing cap, and a dry out of light storage is all you need, your fuel should be good to go for decades. (Plastic containers let light in which breaks down the nitro content, so keep your fuel out of sight.)

As always. After a long storage, shake things up. Synthetic blends aren't prone to separation, but it can happen.
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