Sunoco Race Fuel as a long-term prep

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  1. cowboy1964

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    ??? My wife's car sat for 4 yrs. new battery, it ran rough till I drained 3/4 tank by suction, fresh fuel, then ran fine. Added old,mused for other uses... Now I make sure a full tank used every other yr. (she won't let me sell it)
    So get a decent barrel, fill it full, add additive you like then use every yr. 30-55 gallon metal barrels are cheap. Hand pump @$35++ with hose.
    I have a 300 gallon on legs. Used to empty it 4x plus a yr. now once a yr. Gravity feed.buy when price is low.
    Now depending n your area, situation... Ihave it outside @100 yards from house. Do not store gas in a attached garage. Make a seperate garden shed away from house if you are going to store gas, LP, etc

    Edit to add. Gasoline was E-10
     
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    I have used 2-year old non-ethanol with fuel stabilizer in full metal containers without a problem in small engines (where small engines are typically more sensitive to fuel condition than EFI engines).

    Plastics are (water, oxygen, hydrocarbon) vapor permeable. Full metal containers protect the gasoline better water vapor and O2 in - and light hydrocarbons out.
     
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    It has a three year life IF it is stored in a dark temperature and humidity controlled environment. My race car definitely runs different on a can that if fresh from the dealer and one that has been in the trailer for a few months between races.

    If they still sell it in the 50 liter drums instead of the five gallon cans buy it that way. The drums do not have a plastic spout like the cans do.
     
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    I use fuel stabil and don't worry about it. My old racecar has had the same gas in it for 5 years ( treated with stabil). I drove it in sept and had no troubles
     
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    Dyno it. Flush the fuel system and refill with fresh. Dyno it again.
     
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    Not for racing but trufuel 93 avail at home depot last 5 years unopened but at $5/qt is pricey.
     
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