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Offline Matt Curtis

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Shelf life of methanol stored in plastic fuel jugs
« on: October 23, 2021, 10:58:14 PM »
So I bought some methanol a few years ago at the dragstrip tu use to mix fuel. It has been stored in plastic fuel jugs . I have tried using it by mixing it with fuel that is higher intro than I want and my engine would not run on it at all. I just made Avery small amount to test. I also tried running it with no nitro and just some oil and the engine would not run either. Does methanol go bad stored in plastic fuel jugs? The hugs are Morgan fuel jugs. They have been stored in a cooland dry environment.

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Re: Shelf life of methanol stored in plastic fuel jugs
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 11:35:29 PM »
I wonder if it was bad from the get go as it has never worked. the jugs are not leaking. I live in Denver and humidity is low most of the time. Best way to dispose of it?

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Re: Shelf life of methanol stored in plastic fuel jugs
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2021, 10:30:21 AM »
Water in the methanol is not your problem.
Mixing a 'small' batch is probably topping the short list of problems.

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Re: Shelf life of methanol stored in plastic fuel jugs
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 12:29:09 PM »
Did you try look at the glowplug? If the wire is white, change it and try again.
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