200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Phredd
I picked up an almost full can of Ozark Trail fuel for $1 and thought I had gotten a bargain. The can was rusty on the outside - but that's never mattered with any of the old Coleman or Crown cans I have picked up since the inside was always pristine.  Not however with this can of Ozark...the inside of the can was rusty. I filtered it using some coffee filters and a lot of rust grit stuck to the filter  And what passed through the filter was a bit brownish.  Needless to say I'm not going to use in any of my GPAs.

Did Ozark Trail not use rust inhibitors?

Phredd
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Tgarner01
Well me living in the Ozarks I can't say I'm surprised ðŸ˜ Makes you wonder how moisture got in the can...
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Rustytank
May have been other fuel poured back in. I have a crown can I pour dirty old fuel into until I can dispose of it. You may have gotten someone else's dregs.
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JimL
I would suspect that the can was repurposed.   Does it smell like naphtha? 

-Jim

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Phredd
It smells just like another smaller, and newer, can I have of Ozark fuel.

It was found along side a 413E in an old pole barn. But the fuel in the 413 tank was fine although it smelled more like coleman (at least to my old nose).

I'm going to chalk this up to a lesson learned. 

Phredd
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Rustytank
If it smells good, run it through a filter funnel several times and the last trip into a glass jar. Let it sit for a while and see if any water or particulates settle to the bottom. Take a metal pan and burn a cap full or so and see if it burns similarly to some known good fuel. If it burns good and you get all the stuff out it may be salvaged.
If it doesn't clean up mix it to 3 gallons of used motor oil and burn your brush pile or fence rows out with it.
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JimL
If it's in question, I'd still burn it off.   I use 220's to burn off old two-stroke premix by diluting it with 50% fresh gasoline.  I get light and get rid of the old fuel at the same time.

-Jim

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