Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jdawg44, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Jdawg44

    Jdawg44 New Member

    Does anyone know if its bad to put old petrol from a Gerry Can into your car, coz mines is broke down now since i done it?

  2. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    As long as it dosen't have dirt or anything like that in it I think it would be fine.
  3. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    It's bad if the gerry can ends up full of water; depending on how old we're talking, too, older gas tends to lose its flammability, which is kinda crucial to the "combustion" portion of "internal combustion."

    Also, it's bad if the gerry can turns out to be full of kerosene, like I almost did one time.
  4. SpicyMeatball

    SpicyMeatball Registered Member

    The fuel MUST be pure! Get a cheese cloth. Strain it. Also how OLD is the fuel????? It could have lost certain properties.

    Please fill us in :)
  5. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    Yah, more than six months means its nowhere near as combustible as fresh. Also condensation can form in the jerry can which gets into the gas. If your car broke down, that's a good sign that the gas was bad.

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