Tapped a few drums of 3 year old gasoline today

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by TnAndy, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Actually it was about 3 years and 5 months old. Put up in early Sept, 2002.

    Clean, 55 gal drums with PRI-G for a preservative. Looked and smelled just like fresh gasoline. Runs fine in pickup truck and Honda car.

    Price 1.23/gal.....Replacing it with 1.93/gal stuff.

    Just a field report for all those that ask "How long can I keep gasoline ?"
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks for the info. I will have to pick up some of that PRI-G.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Tank up at a buck 93. It is 2.37 around here and rising again.
  4. BRONZ

    BRONZ Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    ya its 2.30 around here too...

    man 3 1/2 year old gas. Thats great.
  5. Northwoods

    Northwoods Monkey+++

    how did you seal the drums and were they vented?
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  7. prepareordie

    prepareordie Monkey+++

    Thanks for the report - thats good info to have. I live within city limits so can only stow smaller amounts. I have enough to get my rig down the road an extra 250 miles. Have been using a different brand of fuel preservative than you mentioned and have been replacing it every nine months - (the preservative says fresh for 15 months) but was always a little worried if it would go bad. No I know. Thanks
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  8. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Sorry...I didn't pick up the post til just now...

    The drums are just 'sealed' with the plugs that come with them....the 3/4 hole has never had the plug removed and is still painted over on them.....the 2" hole has a rubber "O" ring with them.

    No, they aren't vented, but I DO store them back in a shed in the bank to keep the temp somewhat moderate.

    My tanks on stands ARE vented.
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Cool thanks for the update [beer]
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