in which racing gasoline is stored is very
important if you want to have the same quality
product after storage that you had prior
to storage. This can be just as important
for your lawn mower gasoline as it is for
the gasoline you use in your race car. If
the proper storage procedures are not used,
some of the �light ends� (hydrocarbons that
boil at ambient temperatures) can be lost
when the storage container is opened. These
�light ends� evaporate in the intake manifold
during a cold start thereby providing vapors
to the combustion chamber for ease of starting.
Even more important, the loss of these �light
ends� can contribute to lost octane quality
and reduced power, which can be detrimental
in racing. These problems can be minimized
by following a few general rules.
Store racing gasoline in a cool place.
Store racing gasoline in steel 55 gallon
drums or steel five gallon cans with tightly
sealed caps. This does not include
most plastic jugs since their sealing ability
will not contain the vapors of gasoline.
Some plastic jugs allow the gasoline to
be exposed to sunlight, which deteriorates
the tetraethyl lead in the gasoline, which
in turn reduces the octane numbers.
If your storage container is warm
or hot, put it in the shade to cool down
This will help to retain the �light ends�.
Brand Racing Gasoline has a
longer shelf life than street gasoline due
to lower levels of olefins and higher levels
of additives to resist gum formation. Storage
for two years in a cool place in tightly sealed
containers is not a problem.
Your Nearest Distributor, Call: 1-800-345-0076