I was doing a little thinking today about fuel storage. I store gasoline. Lots of it. several commitments must be made when deciding to store gas, among those are a commitment to rotate religiously over the course of 6 months,without fail, and refill just as religiously. With newer ethanol blended fuels, long-term storage now has a twist.
Over the course of just a couple of months, Ethanol evaporates out of the gasoline and with that evaporation, it attracts moisture, leaving you with fuel that is several octane points lower than when you bought it and now it could very likely contain water. One way to combat that is to buy the highest octane level available and add fuel stabilizer,another is to seek out those few stations that still sell fuel that does not contain ethanol.Read the whole entry... »