Fuel Handling + Storage
Handling of Racing Fuels
All racing fuels are specifically designed for use in high performance engines. To guarantee the quality of any racing fuel, you must place maximum priority on product quality, and safe and proper handling. Listed below are some tips that we have found to be effective. They are as important as having the proper engine timing, gearing, and tire selection.
Remember that racing fuels are flammable. Observe safety rules to avoid unplanned meetings of the three components of the fire triangle; air, fuel, and an ignition source.
- Avoid skin contact. Do not use racing fuels as a solvent for cleaning parts, or your hands.
- Avoid ingestion. Do not siphon racing fuels by developing a vacuum with your mouth.
- Store racing fuels in a manner that prevents small children from coming in contact with them (preferably under lock and key). Keep storage container caps closed tightly as a further deterrent to small children.
- Do not remove the Hazardous Warning Label from the racing fuel drum
- Be advised that State, Local and Federal Laws prohibit illegally dumping a drum.
- Drums containing racing fuels are not suitable for any other application except racing fuels until that drum has been properly reconditioned by a licensed drum recycler.
Performance Storage Tips
To preserve the front or light ends of racing fuels and maintain good throttle response:
- Minimize transfers from one container to another to avoid leaving light ends (vapors) in different containers
- Keep storage containers and gas tanks capped at all times and minimize the opportunities for vapor loss during transfers.
- Cool both of the containers that will be involved in a fuel transfer to further limit the loss of vapors
Exposure to direct sunlight will cause Racing Fuels containing lead to deteriorate.
To preserve the integrity of your fuels, they should be stored in a cool environment.