[DML] Re: 3 Month Storage
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[DML] Re: 3 Month Storage

Most small planes use Avgas. A little pricey for cars and not
available at the corner station. Many also use auto gas on special
waivers. Gas is gas. It is not meant to be stored for long periods of
time. My recomendation is to just remove it. In case of a fire there
is that much less to burn, when you take the car out of storage you
will be starting and running on fresh fuel, and you will not be
deteriorating the parts in the fuel tank. For 3 months the gas can sit
without a problem. The problems start when it goes over 6 months and
then into years. The more volatile components of the gasoline
evaporate leaving the heavier, less volatile parts. This causes the
fuel to be harder to burn and the motor harder to start. It will also
run rougher. The fuel you remove can be used up in other cars. It is
MUCH easier to remove fresh fuel than to have to dig it out after it
goes bad so I say remove it BEFORE storage. Taking the fuel out is not
that big a deal. Remove the cover under the spare, loosen the clamp on
the pump and lift it out, then siphon or suck out the fuel. It can
also be done through the fuel sender unit, but I prefer to remove the
pump. You can do a better inspection of the internals that way.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@xxxx> wrote:
> Have you ever noticed how long a small airplane can sit in storage
and not
> have any fuel problems.
> John Hervey

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