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#4754648 - 05/11/18 10:50 PM Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can?
Nrok83 Offline


Registered: 06/12/17
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Loc: Florida
I've had (2) 5 gallon tanks of E85 in red plastic gas cans for 4-5 weeks now. Is it still good?
Myles

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#4754649 - 05/11/18 10:53 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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Yes.
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#4754656 - 05/11/18 10:56 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: jhellwig]
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Originally Posted By: jhellwig
Yes.
Thank you for the quick reply, just clarifying. No need to worry about water contamination or those highly volatile components evaporating?

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#4754658 - 05/11/18 10:57 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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The cooler you keep the can, the longer it will last
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#4754669 - 05/11/18 11:26 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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Originally Posted By: Nrok83
Originally Posted By: jhellwig
Yes.
Thank you for the quick reply, just clarifying. No need to worry about water contamination or those highly volatile components evaporating?


You put the cap on it didnít you?

Why are you storing E85?
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#4754679 - 05/11/18 11:59 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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#4754680 - 05/11/18 11:59 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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Newer portable containers are made of much less permeable materials. How old are the cans?

https://www.thespruce.com/regulations-for-portable-fuel-containers-2153054
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#4754777 - 05/12/18 07:07 AM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: jhellwig]
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Originally Posted By: jhellwig
Originally Posted By: Nrok83
Originally Posted By: jhellwig
Yes.
Thank you for the quick reply, just clarifying. No need to worry about water contamination or those highly volatile components evaporating?


You put the cap on it didnít you?
Of course

Why are you storing E85?


Not storing, had issues with car. Car was down for a month while e85 sat in a south florida garage

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#4754780 - 05/12/18 07:10 AM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nyogtha]
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[quote=Nyogtha]Newer portable containers are made of much less permeable materials. How old are the cans?

https://www.thespruce.com/regulations-for-portable-fuel-containers

Brand new, a couple months old. Theyíre just the red regular plastic 5 gallon storage containers.

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#4754929 - 05/12/18 10:13 AM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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Originally Posted By: Nrok83
Originally Posted By: jhellwig
Yes.
Thank you for the quick reply, just clarifying. No need to worry about water contamination or those highly volatile components evaporating?


Like said above, you WILL have to worry about evaporation, moisture and phase separation if these storage cans were not sealed up tight. Sealed up tight the fuel should be fine for months.

The reason people typically have problems with it in machinery or vehicles is, some systems are more open to atmosphere than others.
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#4755086 - 05/12/18 01:34 PM Re: Life of E85 in a red plastic gas can? [Re: Nrok83]
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I bought 5 gallons of Speedway e 10 reglar last night. I put it my 25 yr old plastic gas can. When I got home, I used a siphon pump to dispense 2 gallons into a Blitz jug with the useless vent. I use funnels with that POJ. Then I mixed up a gallon of 32:1 mix. The remaining 2 gallons went into the Rat. The jugs are under cover and in a shed
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