What about the fuel
Posted October 13, 2005 - 06:07 AM
Thanks in advance...Rushfan
Posted October 13, 2005 - 06:22 AM
If you feel that it's too old, drain it and use it in the lawnmower.
Posted October 13, 2005 - 06:35 AM
1. i am using 96 octane fuel which contains led. (led has good lubricating character).
2. it depends how quality is your fuel (fro the refinery)?
3. i stall my bike for two months and it was running well afterwords.
if you concern, you can clean your carb and fuel tank petcock.
4. if you still concerned, how much it will cost 2gal of fresh fuel???
Posted October 13, 2005 - 08:17 AM
Seriously. If is still smells like gas, then it's probaly OK. Bad gas will get a funky kind of viniger smell too it.
Also, bad gas isn't going to hurt your motor. It's just going to run poorly. Might bog or stumble a bit. If it does, drain the tank and the float bowl on the carb and start with fresh.
Posted October 13, 2005 - 12:35 PM
On the other hand, those bikes need 91 ( I can hardly believe they can run it as is). I usually would replace the gas or at least mix in some fresh gas.( takin the fuel line off is a lot easier than rebuilding the motor after it detonates a couple thousand times.)
Posted October 13, 2005 - 01:17 PM
Seriously though, 3months is nothing to worry about.
Water hurts fuel the most. Fuel absorbs the water moisture out of the air, especially with humid climates. That will be your biggest problem. You wont see water in the bottom of the tank or gas can, the water gets suspended/disolved in the fuel and you have to filter it out with a drying filter. (used on jet planes)
I have heard that UV rays from the sun reduce the octane, but that is not confirmed. Keep yer gas in the shade, or garage.
Thermal cycling (going from hot to cold to hot again) is probobly not good either, but that goes for any liquid (like beer)
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