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Old 01-18-2007, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Sunkin View Post
I recently learned that gasoline must never be stored in plastic containers. It seems that many of the chemical compounds added to the petroleum base (for lubrication, octane enhancement, atc) are so aromatic that they actually will evaporate through the plastic. This came directly from VP Race Fuels. They said you can lose 10+ points in octane in a week.

I saw "jug" and I always associate that with "plastic".
Good info, I actually have a 55gal drum in my garage that my insurance company would have a fit over, I just transfer to the marina in 5 gal PLASTIC (I admit it) jugs.
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what many dont realize is that there is a performance DISadvantage when running more octane than one needs...

Very true, I believe the burn rate is much slower!
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Originally Posted by JBoat View Post
Arent the tanks in most of our boats plastic these day ?

Along with snowmobile, 4 wheelers, dirt bikes, etc.
Mine are aluminum, some have fuel cell bladders which would be rubber or kevlar.

Not sure about in the ground storage tanks.

To be honest I thought light affected the high octane fuel more than the container. A tight sealed container is equally important as well.
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Originally Posted by NASCAT View Post
Good info, I actually have a 55gal drum in my garage that my insurance company would have a fit over, I just transfer to the marina in 5 gal PLASTIC (I admit it) jugs.

I also asked about temporary storage as the fuel sits in the race bike's tanks for hours and sometimes overnight. They said no problem- it takes at least 24 hours for anything measurable to happen.
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