how long does fuel last on the shelf?

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how long does fuel last on the shelf?

Post by gears » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:40 pm

alright, the wife suggested I drive some of my gas trucks for awhile before buying more toys.... my traxxas fuel has been sealed & over 3/4 full for 2 years in the basement. Is it trash or should I be alright running it. If it is bad does that just make it non-volatile making the motor not run or is it a potential damage inducer?

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Re: how long does fuel last on the shelf?

Post by 132NHAF » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:42 am

That seems a bit old to me. I've had fuel go bad and what really bites the oil does not evaporate at the same rate. This equals less nitro % and much more oil. I'd say 6 months would be about as long as I'd go.
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