Bad fuel disposal

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:24 am

Went to take one of scooters for a drive on Sunday after not using it for 4 weeks or so. It wouldn't run more than a few seconds - which is I'm assuming that the fuel has gone off. Tried it with some fuel out of another scoot that's probably of the same age but no joy. Now I have two petrol cans of fuel I need to get rid of. Am I right in thinking I can put into a car without any issue? Obviously not a diesel...

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:51 am

fuel lasts longer than 4 weeks or so- my TV is sorned at the moment and has fuel in it over 6 months old. Still starts and runs perfectly. Your fault may lie elsewhere.

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:54 am

I doubt if the fuel hase gone off after only 4 weeks,if it has gone off why would it work in a car and not in a scooter and also have you put 2 stroke oil in the petrol,if you have it may not work in a 4 stroke car.By the way,why didn't you put the fuel in the second scooter and try that.

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:34 pm

Well four weeks or so is an estimate and the fuel was probably purchased and mixed some time before I last used it. I will bear it in mind. I cant try in the other scooter as I've stripped it down to bear frame for a tidy up over the winter :(

I suspect the fuel as the symptoms seem very similar to when I had the problem before. I guess the tip may dispose of the petrol - like they do with oil?

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:42 pm

Put it in your car. It'll do what Redex was supposed to do.

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:49 pm

Will work fine in a car or November 5th

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:55 pm

Daggs wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:42 pm
Put it in your car. It'll do what Redex was supposed to do.

Well it would not be my car as mine's a diesel. I've always thought a bit of two stroke wont hurt but as its not my car I thought I should double check

No idea about my reasoning as to why the fuel would work ok in a car and not a scooter but I don't think you hear of such issues causing cars problems so I guess I was thinking they are just easier to start and keep going cos of starter motors and the number of cylinders maybe...

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:13 pm

be very careful of putting 2T fuel in your car- your catalytic converter won't like it- and they ain't cheap!!

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:44 pm

Snails wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:34 pm
Well four weeks or so is an estimate and the fuel was probably purchased and mixed some time before I last used it. I will bear it in mind. I cant try in the other scooter as I've stripped it down to bear frame for a tidy up over the winter :(

I suspect the fuel as the symptoms seem very similar to when I had the problem before. I guess the tip may dispose of the petrol - like they do with oil?
I've been riding since 1966 and have never had any trouble with bad petrol,but you've had problems at least twice.If I were you I'd stop using that petrol station (if it is the same petrol station)

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:18 pm

bristolmod wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:13 pm
be very careful of putting 2T fuel in your car- your catalytic converter won't like it- and they ain't cheap!!

Chris
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