Water Bottle gas tanks

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  1. Mar 28, 2011 #1

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    Hi All,
    I was wondering how the light weight gas tanks are doing in operation? I did one and had some seeping and pulled it out for a B&B. It was standard cap with a stopper in it. It seems to be a support issue. I think I will try it with the foam for support.
    Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    Mine are coming in at just a couple oz.
     
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    Just weighed the extra one I have and it is 2oz.
     
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    I don't use stoppers in mine. Just the Fiji water bottle. One fitting through the cap and the vent through the top of the bottle. I seal the fittings with Seal All. Two years and no leaks or problems.
     
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    Thanks, Seal All. I will try it out.
    Jim
     
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    Seal All on the inside of the top or just the outside? For the fittings... use the B&B style and screw through?
    Thank you all for your help.
    Jim
     
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    Just a dab on the fitting before you insert it through the hole, from the inside'
    The B&B fittings work great
     
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    Do any of you guys use Seal All or Seal All and Teflon tape in the cap threads?
     
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    Like Jim said, just a dab on the fitting before you install it through the cap or the bottle from the inside for the vent. No teflon tape and no Seal All on the cap or theads of the bottle, you just tighten it down tight, it won't leak or come loose.
     
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    I would like to find a good bottle with a larger "than a 2-liter soda bottle" cap.

    I need the bottle to be no wider than 6" and in the neigborhood of 60 oz give or take some. Does any one have a suggestion?
     
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    How 'bout this Mike?
     

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    Lawn tractor batteries use a bottle of acid to fill and charge them. I got lucky and got a bottle from one that turned out to be a rather nice 37 oz fuel tank. They are thin, light, simi transparent, and square-ish.
    I would look at a local saw/lawn and garden shop to see if they have any empties. Auto part stores should have them also.
     
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    Thats pilot fuel, not airplane fuel...................
     
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    Any luck on finding the 'older' square 'Fiji' bottles ? or are those all dust ?
     
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    Thats close lol
     
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    Hey Rod, the local 7/11's in my area sell Fiji water in two or three different sizes, if you need one, I'll check sizes and let you know. PM me your address, I'll send you one.... or two,..... or three.



    Anyone try Motomix yet? Saw this at the Stihl dealership near my house. Not cheap, 10 bucks for 32oz, but it won't go bad for two years, after the lid is opened. They said bigger containers are on their way.

    http://stihldealer.net/WebContent/G...-634371173945601278.pdf?ts=634371173950913710

    New oil component. New gasoline formula: the special STIHL MotoMix fuel

    The new STIHL MotoMix is an optimized 1:50 ready-made mixture for two-stroke and 4-MIX engines from STIHL. The enhanced gasoline formula and addition of STIHL HP Ultra, the ultra-high-performance engine oil, make for a convincing STIHL MotoMix with excellent combustion, maximum lubrication and optimum running behavior.


    Perfectly matched. Ultra-clean.
    With an anti-wear additive package that burns without leaving any ash whatsoever, STIHL HP Ultra does not leave deposits of calcium and sodium sulfate ash in the engine compartment. The risk of piston seizures due to deposits is virtually excluded. And the exhaust fumes are significantly reduced through the use of synthetic ester lubricants ensuring clean combustion.

    Perfectly lubricated. Ultra-protection.
    Protective additive layers on metal surfaces prevent metal coming into direct contact with metal. This extends the service life and helps to the prevent engine seizing up.

    Perfect performance. Ultra-long.
    Due to its exceedingly low tendency to carbonize, STIHL HP Ultra prevents oil residues and deposits building up in the engine compartment, on the piston shaft, exhaust valve and spark plugs. Backfiring, blocked valves and loss of power are a thing of the past. You benefit from your heavy-duty engine's constant high performance over a long period of time.

    New gasoline formula. More power.
    The boiling curve has been further improved with an enhanced gasoline formula ensuring that an ignitable component is available at all temperature levels. The effects are evident in improved acceleration and troublefree engine operation, both when starting and in continuous duty.

    No stalling. Enhanced operation.
    The new gasoline formula helps to prevent the Rich Come Down effect, i.e. the effect whereby the engine dies off as it changes from full throttle to idling. Superfluous engine starts are now a thing of the past.

    Convincing figures: STIHL MotoMix / premium grade gasoline
    EN 228 Super MotoMix
    MotoPlus
    Octane rating RON 95 > 95
    Octane rating MON 85 > 90
    Vapor pressure kPa 45 - 100 50 - 65
    Sulfur mg/kg < 150 < 10
    Aromatics % vol. < 42 < 0,5
    Benzene % vol. < 1 < 0,05
    Olefins % vol. < 18 < 0,1
    Oxidation resistance, min. > 360 > 720
    Durability Approx. 6 months > 2 years

    A clean job. Good for you and the environment.
    Thanks to the more homogeneous composition of the gasoline components, STIHL MotoMix is burned up almost completely and cleanly - with roughly 20 percent less CO in the exhaust gas. Without aromatics and olefins, the ozone-forming potential is reduced by 30 percent. In addition, it contains virtually no potentially harmful substances, such as benzene or toluene.

    Pulled these pictures of a bigger jug from Stihl's website.
     

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    $10 for 32ozs would be around $40 a gallon? I'm not worried about super cleam burning as California hasn't started smog check for rc, yet. But I do like the high octane and long shelf life.
     
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    OK...., (Yakken, cover you're eyes).....I don't normaly do this....but.... just a sneek peek here guys...
     

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