R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2007, 04:33 PM   #1
Tech Addict
 
aN4rK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 586
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default Old Fuel

Just a quick question about fuel. I have about half a gallon that was purchased about last September. I kept it in my basement, in my bench area, under a table. This room has no windows so it hasnt been hit with sunlight, and my basement is always a few degrees cooler than the main level. I havent moved it since I placed it there since I havent used it. My question is if this fuel spoiled or is it ok to use? thanks
aN4rK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2007, 05:16 PM   #2
Tech Regular
 
mremtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 420
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

That fuel should be fine as long as your basement is dry,and the cap was on tight . It won't be quite as good as brand new but it will work fine.
mremtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
schmelme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,294
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

+1
schmelme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2007, 08:53 PM   #4
Tech Addict
 
aN4rK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 586
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Yea the cap was on as tigh as i could get it, and it had that insert in it as well. Thanks everyone!
aN4rK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 12:23 AM   #5
Tech Addict
 
gubbs3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 619
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I wouldn't worry too much. The biggest problem I see is when I am in and out of the bottle many times. The more it gets opened, the faster it will go bad.

Trying to tune an engine with bad fuel is impossible. You'll wind up chasing the needles all over and it will never run consistently. Running just 1/10 gas truck monthly in the summer usually will let the fuel sit long enough that the last half inch of a bottle will tend to be a bit sketchy. I always much sure I'm not running fuel from the end of a gallon in a main.
gubbs3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2007, 07:39 AM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lincoln Park-Chicago
Posts: 881
Default

Bad fuel works great for lighting the BBQ though. Burns clean and leaves no taste like lighter fluid.
satoch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 04:43 AM   #7
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 354
Default

If you had it sitting on a cement floor, you might want to just get a fresh gallon.
8ightScale/CJP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 09:37 AM   #8
Tech Addict
 
aN4rK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 586
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

It was on carpet, my basement is pretty dry. That fuel going to for bashing anyway.
aN4rK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 05:40 PM   #9
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 354
Default

8ightScale/CJP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 488
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

not wanting to hijack the thread, but is it ok to put any leftover fuel from the tank of your car after your done running it back into the rest of your fuel? Or should one throw it out?
Snipesr82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 05:58 PM   #11
Tech Addict
 
carbon madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northwestern, Indiana
Posts: 653
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snipesr82
not wanting to hijack the thread, but is it ok to put any leftover fuel from the tank of your car after your done running it back into the rest of your fuel? Or should one throw it out?
No it is not, fuel from your tank that was used will have containments from the exhaust. So you either have to run it dry or disposed of it properly.
__________________
マイクル ユージャック 

*Team CFX Racing**Evil 3 Paint Works*
carbon madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #12
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 488
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carbon madness
No it is not, fuel from your tank that was used will have containments from the exhaust. So you either have to run it dry or disposed of it properly.

good to know. My first Nitro will be here any day so I want to know the do's and don'ts
Snipesr82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2007, 07:46 PM   #13
Tech Addict
 
aN4rK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 586
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

heres a good tip, the fuel thats usually left over in my tank, i use to was out my airfilter before i use air filter oil.
aN4rK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2007, 12:37 PM   #14
Tech Elite
 
joe of loath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,857
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

or use leftover fuel as a paint stripper
__________________
HPI E-Firestorm - Tamiya TA05 racer (carbon chassis, 10.5 brushless etc) - LRP Blast S10 BX - Revo 2.5r truggy conversion (in progress)
joe of loath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 04:44 AM   #15
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 354
Default

8ightScale/CJP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
O'Donnell Racing Fuel vs. R2R Fuel SKOT Nitro Off-Road 4 12-28-2007 07:34 PM
Tower Hobbies Power 20% nitro fuel VS Trinity Monster Brew 20% nitro fuel? needhelpPLZ? Nitro Off-Road 1 07-23-2007 06:01 AM
30% fuel motohead24 Electric Off-Road 14 02-08-2006 03:36 AM
<NEW> MONSTER TRUCK FUEL FROM MAXY'S PRO RACING FUEL !!!! <Maxy's> Nelson Racing Forum 0 11-08-2005 10:13 AM
Does O'Donnell fuel make a huge accel. gain on HPI fuel Smoke21 Nitro On-Road 3 05-03-2004 05:44 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:40 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net