Fuel Longevity

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Fuel Longevity

Postby Bob » Thu May 29, 2014 5:54 am

How long would it take for Gasoline and Diesel fuel to go bad?
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Re: Fuel Longevity

Postby ConSeannery » Thu May 29, 2014 6:46 am

A general rule of thumb for gasoline is it can sit in a can in a garage for six months without stabilizer. Not sure about diesel. I'd imagine it would be about the same in a cars tank, but I'd be willing to bet that it would keep fairly well in the underground storage tanks at gas stations. Not sure though. So yeah. Six months, give or take. Depends on conditions of course.
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Re: Fuel Longevity

Postby zombreach » Thu May 29, 2014 9:43 am

How much life does the stabilizer add to the longevity of the fuel?
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Re: Fuel Longevity

Postby Bob » Thu May 29, 2014 6:08 pm

Found the following on another forum

One of the easiest solutions for questions concerning fuel storage like many others have said is a fuel stabilizer. PRI Advanced Fuel Treatments products for gas and diesel claim to have independent testing supporting an extension of useful life of both fuels for years and in many instances for 10 years or more with annual reapplication. http://www.priproducts.com/index.cfm

Chevron has also posted some storage recommendations concerning Longer-Term Storage of Gasoline at this link.

http://www.chevron.com/products/prod..._gasoline.aspx

For long-term storage of gasoline, you might want to look into racing fuels. Some racing fuels (avoid oxygenated) have close to unlimited shelf life if stored properly. Check out http://www.vpracingfuels.com.

Anyway, here is some more detailed information concerning your question from British Petroleum.

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Re: Fuel Longevity

Postby Eddiethehead » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:44 pm

Sorry im a little late to the thread.
Gas will last around 6 months before it goes stale. This doesn't mean its ruined altogether but don't rely on it.
Diesel can last indefinitely...literally years.
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