General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)

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sodomgomorra avatar

808 posts since 24/3/14

9 Oct 2017 09:00
According to my Triumph manual, yes. Honda on the other hand says no. So there's that.

For storage you want to keep water and air out of the system. You don't want internal rust in the tank and lines. So filling it up is one thing. Next, gasoline does break down. Takes a while to do so. Varies on the purity and cycling temps for exactly how long. Bad gas stinks though. Smells like varnish and death. It leaves a thick gummy residue behind if you ever had a container sitting. But it needs water and oxygen to do so. Ethanol is more susceptible to drawing out water from the surrounding air so that's a no no. Don't know what's it like in the Uk but here they slowly starting introducing E5 and E10 to 95 octane. Supposedly those Fuel Tank stabilisers keep your gas from oxidising longer but they offer widely varying claims on how long and such.

Anyway, my song and dance for winterstorage as of now:
Good wash
Battery on trickle charger
Clean oil and filter
Plugging up the exhaust
Tyres up in the air so they don't square off.
Oiling the cylinderwalls

And then something about the gas.

Goldie avatar

4590 posts since 17/10/07

30 Oct 2017 20:39
Selling my car if anyone is interested. Seat Ibiza FR 2013, cheap to run, low mileage, in fantastic condition…