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 Post subject: VP Race Fuel Shelf Life
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Car project has been on the back burner for a few years with building a new home, move, etc, etc, I have a 5 gallon container of VP C12 race fuel that I bought a number of years ago. Date on bottom of container is 12/6/12, 4 1/2 years ago. Container is factory sealed, never opened. Think this fuel is still good? Does it go bad? Container has been stored in my garage. Live in Minnesota so has seen temp swings. Not sure if it can get condensation inside? Anybody have any answers before I decide to use it. Thanks in advance.

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:11 pm 
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How long will VP fuels last in an unopened drum?
The length of time the fuel will stay fresh in a sealed drum depends on the fuel itself.  A non oxygenated fuel such as C12 should be used within a couple years.  I personally have tested some that was eight years old and was fine.  As far as an oxygenated fuel I would like to see these fuels used within a year or so.  This way you know the oxygen content is still within spec.  Both oxygenated and non oxygenated fuels will most likely last longer than I have stated, but I feel that to ensure the best performance following these recommended guidelines will be to your benefit.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:44 am 
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I was wondering the same thing since I just opened up a drum of M1

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 Post Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:46 am 
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I have had ~1/2 tank of pump gas sitting in Madge since I took her off the road in '02. I sealed the lines, but that ought to run great when she gets on the road... #-o

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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:22 am 
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Tommy - I hope your joking, there is no way I would use gasoline that old.


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