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Old 12-06-2012, 03:20 PM
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2 Questions..if anybody knows or has an opinion


My Rig has gone from a DD to more of a 'weekender'. Looks like I have put about 7,000 miles on it over the past 17 months...

1) How long does the Mobil/BP/Shell 93 octane remain fresh? Is there any need to worry about moisture or alcohol "separation'? (somebody mentioned this to me and I gave the deer in the headlights look!). Do I need to run any additional additives?

2) Dual fuel pumps...so I assume the second one is higher than the original, maybe. Do I need to keep a certain amount of fuel in the tank to keep the pump cool??

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Fuel Dr. Jim, please report to this thread..STAT. LOL
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Sunoco and vp says onces it in the tank it should be replaced every 2 weeks unless you add some type of additive. I have stored vp 109 sealed in there 5 gal bucket for about 1 yr then broke the seal and went racing and ran the same times as if it was new but once you brake there seal you have to put it in a reg gas can and store it off concrete and they say it will last 2 yrs after the fill date on there can but make sure you don't store it in there can as it's not for storing gas once the seal is broken.
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Doctor Doctor!!...so what do I add to my measly 93 octane pump fuel when my Jeep is driven periodically?
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Go find a ethanol free gas station and fill up there when you are almost out of your current fuel. You shouldn't have problems with storage after that.


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mine only gets driven 5 or 6 days every couple of months and havent had any issues, it is ******d and in humid florida if it matters
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Pump gas starts to break down, and seperate after about 2 weeks. If you're only going to drive it periodically, mix up some 93 octane with some Stabil in a fuel jug, and pour it in. You can also find ethanol free fuel in some states.....we don't have it in this area.

VP also makes a storage fuel called C9, that is good for over a year in the tank.
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Pump gas starts to break down, and seperate after about 2 weeks. If you're only going to drive it periodically, mix up some 93 octane with some Stabil in a fuel jug, and pour it in. You can also find ethanol free fuel in some states.....we don't have it in this area.

VP also makes a storage fuel called C9, that is good for over a year in the tank.
The Doc mentioned VP...and I thought he meant BP
I will have to look into this; not sure about ethanol free, though...that sounds rare.
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The Doc mentioned VP...and I thought he meant BP
I will have to look into this; not sure about ethanol free, though...that sounds rare.
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Nope it was vp as in vp racing gas. We don't have BP stations I no of in ca.

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