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Old 02-17-2009, 02:41 PM   #11
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This actually makes me curious. To Moo/DO335, how much fuel would you anticipate you recycle or dispose of a year compared to how much you burn?

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less than 10% at a guess

I would run it dry at the end of the day.
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During the day I just keep toping up the fuel tank and the last flight I try to fly most of it out so I can run it dry on the ground. More concerning is the last inch or so of the jug as it will be the most susceptible to being contaminated. If I cannot use up the whole bottle before I go home and there is a little left in the jug I collect this and use it to clean any engines when rebuilding or repairing. Old fuel is an excellent cleaner and the bonus is your not using anything that doesn’t normally exist inside the engine. I go through a fair amount of fuel so there is very little that actually does not get used. I have an aluminum sealed cap that once on does not come off until I am done with the jug. This cap has nipples for fuel line and uses an o-ring to seal the jug. Sullivan used to make them.

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Old 02-17-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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I use Tettra tanks in my airplanes. No contamination can get into the bladder. Clean unused fuel goes back from whence it came. Quite simple actualy.

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Re: what to do with leftover fuel

[QUOTE=Altitude;584957]What do you guys do with leftover fuel from a short flight or failuer etc etc?

I just pour it on my neighbours lawn late at night. The good part about it is he just keeps blaming his dog!

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Re: what to do with leftover fuel

i think it depends more on how long a jug of fuel lasts you .if you burn it like i did ,it does not have time to go bad.2-3 times out and its gone.but if a jug is lasting you all year .try to put smaller amounts in a container to take to the field, this reduces the amount of times the jug gets opened & and will help keep it fresh .also keep the jug in a cool dry place . my 2 cents Roger
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Re: what to do with leftover fuel

I burn all the fuel in the tanks and engine before I leave the field or bash area... Have yet to pump fuel nitro or gas back into the container.
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Re: what to do with leftover fuel

Interesting topic, I've never thought twice about returning the fuel back to the jug. I've never had any problems either, so I probably won't change anything, except maybe be a bit more careful not to get dirt in anywhere. I'm too cheap to be throwing it in the neighbour's yard.
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Re: what to do with leftover fuel

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By now, I was expecting someone to post that they just pour excess fuel into their pickup truck's gas tank.
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