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  • bellwilliam
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    Thanks to Eric (he insisted this was his idea )
    just got my 2nd fuel tank put in. used it this last weekend.
    that's 30 gallons of E85 !!
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  • robburgoon
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    Originally posted by Red_5 View Post
    I'm no expert on the matter but I'm sure it depends on how long you store the fuel. Regular pump gas is pretty stable these days. I use some Stabil(sp?) in the car when I know it's going to sit for a couple of months. I'm sure it would help in a jug too.
    I just try to shake as much as I can out of the jug.

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  • Red_5
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    Originally posted by ASSALBERT View Post
    do you guys clean your fuel jugs after each use? i read that when gasoline gets exposed to air, over time it oxidizes and turns into a type of varnish which can clog your fuel filter. ive had some occasions where i would have like half a gallon of fuel left over in a 5gal jug, i wonder if it was safe to use?

    btw, i also reading somewhere that if you're using leaded fuel, get a solid colored jug because sunlight increase the rate of oxidation in the clear ones.
    I'm no expert on the matter but I'm sure it depends on how long you store the fuel. Regular pump gas is pretty stable these days. I use some Stabil(sp?) in the car when I know it's going to sit for a couple of months. I'm sure it would help in a jug too.

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  • ASSALBERT
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    do you guys clean your fuel jugs after each use? i read that when gasoline gets exposed to air, over time it oxidizes and turns into a type of varnish which can clog your fuel filter. ive had some occasions where i would have like half a gallon of fuel left over in a 5gal jug, i wonder if it was safe to use?

    btw, i also reading somewhere that if you're using leaded fuel, get a solid colored jug because sunlight increase the rate of oxidation in the clear ones.

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  • robburgoon
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    Originally posted by Red_5 View Post
    The cheap way would be to use a jug to measure 5 gal at a time.

    That is a super cool setup. If I ever go to E85, I'm copying the version of this you're on at the time.

    I ended up with Safe Racer jugs and I'm going to hole saw my fuel filler neck.

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    Just did it. It can be done with a dremel, but its a little tedious.

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  • Red_5
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    The cheap way would be to use a jug to measure 5 gal at a time.

    That is a super cool setup. If I ever go to E85, I'm copying the version of this you're on at the time.

    I ended up with Safe Racer jugs and I'm going to hole saw my fuel filler neck.

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  • bellwilliam
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    Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
    What do you do with the hose when it's not in use?
    I should of taken a better picture. it inserts through a big metal nut and there is a hook on the top, so it stays in place. there is also a lever valve on the bottom of the tank, plus a lever at the handle.

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  • robburgoon
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    What do you do with the hose when it's not in use?

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  • bellwilliam
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    Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
    How about dumping a certain amount of fuel? Does it have any way for you to measure how much you're putting in? Maybe time it's flow rate or something?
    may be someone can suggest some kind of flow meter. it must be pretty simple plumbing. the existing plumb looks simple, something from Home Depot.

    something like this ? but this is a bit expensive for my taste.
    http://www.drillspot.com/products/75...uid_Flow_Meter
    Last edited by bellwilliam; 01-08-2010, 11:00 PM.

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  • bellwilliam
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    Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
    Woah, that's awesome. Can you fill the tank easily at the gas station?


    How about dumping a certain amount of fuel? Does it have any way for you to measure how much you're putting in? Maybe time it's flow rate or something?
    easy to fill the tank, I am short, and don't even need to climb onto the trailer.

    unfortunately there is no way to measure the flow rate. I did ~8 gallons today, I say it took about twice as long as gas station pump.

    you can't see it from the angle, but I can (ordered already) put a second tank right next to it. and still have room for 4 tires.

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  • robburgoon
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    Woah, that's awesome. Can you fill the tank easily at the gas station?


    How about dumping a certain amount of fuel? Does it have any way for you to measure how much you're putting in? Maybe time it's flow rate or something?

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  • bellwilliam
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    here is my setup after reading this thread. I bought one 15 gallon tank from Amazon. will be buying a 2nd one, to put right next to the first tank

    this is the tank. price changes hourly (by ~$25), price I paid was $125 including shipping.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A29T7KYC0G99M6
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    Last edited by bellwilliam; 01-08-2010, 10:55 PM.

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  • Red_5
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    That is pretty cool. I like this jug that was combined with the tank on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Spill-1450-5GA...xgy_auto_img_b

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    Last edited by Red_5; 12-19-2009, 11:03 PM.

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  • bellwilliam
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    http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...&um=1&ie=UTF-8
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A29T7KYC0G99M6

    pretty cool
    Last edited by bellwilliam; 12-19-2009, 09:59 PM.

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  • bellwilliam
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    Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
    Depends, is the mount for it going to be as carefully engineered as the one for your winch?
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    hey !!

    easiest way is just to weld the drum onto the trailer. that aint going anywhere. but I remember watching some Discovery stuff. most gas station fire are started when one fuel with the jug on the car, causing static, and kaboom !! you need to ground the jug.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tYO4jvnJHw&NR=1
    Last edited by bellwilliam; 12-19-2009, 09:46 PM.

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