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Fuel Questions

Discussion in 'HPI Savage XL' started by Ferdinand910, Aug 12, 2018 at 6:32 PM.

  1. Ferdinand910

    Ferdinand910 Member

    Apr 12, 2016
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    So I recently fixed the stripped clutch bell in my Savage XL and while I was doing a little bit of cleaning, some water has entered the gas tank. It wasnt a lot just enough to leave some droplets and a tiny pool in one corner if you tip the tank, I was able to get most of it out except for these small droplets. Is it safe to add fuel to the tank and run the truck?

    Also, how long can nitrous fuel be good for? I have a smaller bottle of Backyard Basher I bought a year ago thats about half full and I have a jug of Blue Thunder that is at least 4 years old. Does nitrous fuel have a "life span" or can I just dump it into the truck and burn it?
  2. Jam Racing 1

    Jam Racing 1 NPTB Monitor, Master of the known universe....
    HPISF Staff

    Jun 20, 2008
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    You can store fuel safely for a couple of years as long as it is in a COOL Dry place and not sat on a concrete floor, Nitro fuel is Hygroscopic and will actually pull moisture right thru a container so storage is subjective to say the least....

    You can tell by smell if it has evaporated the alcohol in it and is unusable in most cases... if in doubt I would say to get rid of it and start with known good fuel.....
  3. SavageDarwin

    SavageDarwin Active Member

    Jul 18, 2015
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    You could also add a small amount of fuel into tank, allow it to mix with water then dump it out.

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