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Old 10-11-2008
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Default 110, how long will it last?

With the recent trend in fuel prices I have been thinking of picking up a 30 or 55 gallon drum of 110. But with my recent winters who knows if it would all get used. So my question is, is it like regular fuel where it will start to go bad in around 60 days?
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Check with your supplier, but I think the shelf life on racing fuel is longer than normal gas. Plus you can always share with riders close to you. I'm fortunate here in Gillette, I've got a retailer who stocks it thru winter for sledders. I'll just buy as I need it, if I need it.
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My supplier stocks it, but its a 40 mile drive. I was just thinking about getting some while prices are low, because these lower fuel prices wont last for long. I dont ride with anyone around here, so sharing it with others is out of the question.


I will have to give the supplier a call Monday and see what the current price is and if there is any kind of a discount for a bulk buy and also see what they say about the shelf life.
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My supplier stocks it, but its a 40 mile drive. I was just thinking about getting some while prices are low, because these lower fuel prices wont last for long. I dont ride with anyone around here, so sharing it with others is out of the question.
Crude prices shouldn't have any effect on race fuel, it's not based on organic fuels. See if you can lock-in a price with the supplier for the winter. Some will do it for select customers.
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Having bought race fuel for the cars for years. Race fuel goes up and down with crude prices. Wether it should or not doesnt matter.....LOL

Hell even Alcohol goes up and down with crude, and it has nothing to do with it.

Hogger - generally as long as its in a GOOD container it should last a long time. However whatever race fuel I had left over from the previous year I used for warming the car up, preseason, at the track etc. I never felt comfortable putting a full qtr mile blast on it. I would have hated to destroy a 10K engine on 100 bucks worth of fuel. However we went through it alot faster in 500+ inch motors at 8k rpms.

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It is my understanding that if you buy Race Fuel in the 55 gallon dram-Plastic, you will have no issue of condensation etc. I purchased a couple of years back 104 in a plastic container, and all was good!!
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yeah i have heard the same, keep it sealed in a container and dont let sunlight hit the gas.
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We have kept race gas in dark colored cans for a good time and had no issues. I usually buy a bunch at the end of race season when they try to unload it and keep it till winter so thats like oct to december before its used. never had a problem.
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Tim, with the dirt track race season up here coming to an end, I asked one of the racers about the storage of race fuel. Here's what I got from him; definitely store in a plastic container in a dry area, where no or minimal sun light is in that area. Squeeze the plastic can to push air out of can, tighten lid. Do not leave on a cement floor, put at least a 2x4subframe, and you're done. This guys buys about 60 (55 gallon plastic drums) drums of 104 race gas a season, I last bought a couple of years agao when I rode Yamaha YZ490 dirt bikes. In addition, the race said that race gas does not have all the chemicals and detergents in the Gas like unleaded fuel does, so does not breakdown in a container. And best of all, it does make your sled run cooler and less combustion, I seen the difference on a big bore 2 stroke dirtbike, and dumping a gallon or two into a tank on the sled
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Thanks for all the info guys. Going to see if my supplier offers a 30 gallon drum of 110.
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