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01-26-2007 02:55 AM  10 years agoPost 1
DJDAZ

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Perth Western Australia

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I left a half filled container of fuel in my shed during a recent heatwave. After a few 40 degree C plus days it's swelled the bottle out like a balloon.

Is the fuel going to be ok to use or is it ruined?

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01-26-2007 04:08 AM  10 years agoPost 2
nickt919

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If it's Magnum it's probably still good. I had 21 gallons of Magnum float around in my house for 2 weeks following the hurricane. After the water went down it remained in the house for almost 2 more months during 95 degree temperatures. After I recovered it I locked in a pick up truck for a lot more hot months as I burned it little by little. The bottles would swell up like a ballon and hiss like a snake but it all ended up burning like a champ. I just finished my last gallon and now it's time to re-up with another drum.

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01-26-2007 10:00 AM  10 years agoPost 3
MichaelP

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Your fuel should be fine.

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01-26-2007 10:40 AM  10 years agoPost 4
falcon

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No it should be Ok its only the air expanding in the bottle when its hot.

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01-26-2007 05:26 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Gary Jenkins

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Your fuel should be fine.

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01-27-2007 03:01 AM  10 years agoPost 6
bleesweb

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Dutchess County, NY

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How about the cold weather? I would like to fly after work, but I am concerned with leaving the fuel in the car for the whole day. It is in the single digits now, but how about when it is 30 to 40 degrees F.

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01-27-2007 02:34 PM  10 years agoPost 7
reddragon

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Your fuel should be fine. It will not freeze. The only problem may be if your fuel contains any castor oil lubricant and it may slightly seperate from the fuel. Shake up the fuel prior to using it.

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