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David13 posted 07-22-2001 01:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for David13   Send Email to David13  
I have a 30 gallon gas can. I use it to transport gas to my boat. During the winter I store the can in the shed and it accumulates some water (condensation). Unlike my boat, which I fill the gas tank for winter storage, I am unable to do this with the 30 ga. can. I have a FillRite pump to pump the gas out of the can and I have added a water separating filter which catches some of the water. To check the gas, I pumped some into a clear glass ˝ ga. bottle. It initial had some tiny bubbles (I interpreted as water) floating around. The bubbles settle out and attach them selves to the bottom of the jar, now appearing as condensation. I have to turn the jar on it side shake the bubbles loose for them to accumulate to make a drop of water.

Is a drop or two of water in a ˝ gallon something to be concerned about?

What damage or problems will a little bit of water have on my Mercury 25hp 2 stroke if I run this gas through it?

Is there anything else I can do to further remove the water form this gas?


Bigshot posted 07-23-2001 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Wo't harm anything. try a can of Dry gas but I would rather have the water than the drygas in my 2 stroke.
David13 posted 07-23-2001 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for David13  Send Email to David13     
THANKS Bigshot.

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