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Emergency fuel container by 2.5
Started on: 06-04-2014 01:36 PM
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Report this Post06-04-2014 01:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is there anything safe to keep in the front compartment (or anywhere else) for example that could be used as fuel if a fiero ran out of gas? For example cans of heet or octane boost or whiskey?
Keep in mind when added to the gas tank the tank would have little to no gas in it.
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Butanol. It's only moderately flammable. Slightly more than kerosene and can be used as a substitute fuel in most gasoline engines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butanol_fuel
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Cristy Drygas of Massachusetts used to make a product like the Extra Fuel. It was in it's hey-day back in the 70's gas crunch era. The Extra Fuel would probably work well with the Fiero, since we know there's usually about 2 gallons of gasoline left in the tank to mix with a half gallon of Extra Fuel. Reading the customer's reviews, something flammable mixed with the Extra Fuel is needed to make it burn.
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Yeah, gasoline in one of these.
http://www.jerrycans.co.uk/...l-jc005yex-102-p.asp

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Not sure I'd trust that Jerry Can. It says it was approved by the UN. If it were filled with gasoline and got crushed in a rear-ender, there's good potential for a fire. Even at $35 for the half gallon of the substitute stuff, I'd rather have it.

Better still, carry a cell phone to call someone to bring some fuel, or refill before you get below 1/4 tank.
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

http://amzn.com/B008BLFSWA


I had a bottle of similar stuff and I agree with the commenter... although it's not gas it is highly volatile and you can smell it inside the car. I heat sealed mine in a plastic bag and you could still smell it. A gas can would be far worse, but be advised anything outside of a real fuel tank with vapor recovery is going to smell bad.
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I had a bottle of similar stuff and I agree with the commenter... although it's not gas it is highly volatile and you can smell it inside the car. I heat sealed mine in a plastic bag and you could still smell it. A gas can would be far worse, but be advised anything outside of a real fuel tank with vapor recovery is going to smell bad.


This is why I'm thinking fullly enclosed unopened bottles. Hopefully small enough to sit down in my the brake booster or spare tire.
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Better still, carry a cell phone to call someone to bring some fuel, or refill before you get below 1/4 tank.


Thinking of the other option (besides that)
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http://amzn.com/B008BLFSWA


$35 plus shipping for a half gallon?

ouch.
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Personally, I used a 1 gal plastic gas can for a long trip I made. I put it in the front compartment. No issues. I took it out afterwards. I still have the can (but it is used for 2 cycle gas now).
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

Personally, I used a 1 gal plastic gas can for a long trip I made. I put it in the front compartment. No issues. I took it out afterwards. I still have the can (but it is used for 2 cycle gas now).


Which type was it, the old school with a cap and a vent, unvented, or I think tehre is even a newer style one...?
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Originally posted by 2.5:


Which type was it, the old school with a cap and a vent, unvented, or I think tehre is even a newer style one...?


old style with cap and vent. The spout stores inside the container.

similar to this:

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Let me find a pic of what i have. it came out of an 80's mercedes. it fits inside the donut tire. look for MB fuel containers
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Originally posted by 2.5:


This is why I'm thinking fullly enclosed unopened bottles. Hopefully small enough to sit down in my the brake booster or spare tire.


My container was unopened and you could still smell it.
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Report this Post06-06-2014 08:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by shawnk:



Thats pretty cool. You have this mounted in your Fiero spare?

So I suppose using stuff easily found like:
heet
octane boost
lead treatment
Marvel mystery oil
Lucas fuel treatment
Seafoam...etc
would be bad becasue of the low volume of gas with it?

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Yea it sits inside my spare and the bar that holds the tire fits right over it
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A little expensive, but a good idea if you don't have a working gas gauge that is still available evidently from MB directly if you want a new one.

https://www.partswebsite.co...zpartswholesale/?i=6

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Go to the hardware store get a few bottles of either echo brand or stihl brand premix synthetic ethonal free fuel it'll keep for years and is sealed
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Originally posted by Exotion:

Go to the hardware store get a few bottles of either echo brand or stihl brand premix synthetic ethonal free fuel it'll keep for years and is sealed


Thanks will check it out, a little lube for the top end too
Dont know why I didnt think of that.



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