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Old 02-04-2018, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprocketteer View Post
I read somewhere that fuel - gasoline etc only lasts a few years before becoming useless. If that's true, would there be the possibility of a gas by-product as a result of that fuel breaking down? I am not a chemist as you can tell lol.
I doubt it would be very lucrative. Once the lighter hydrocarbons evaporate, you have a gasoline that will not ignite as readily in an engine. While this is going on, you also have the gasoline oxidizing, making a variety of heavier and less useful hydrocarbons in the form of gums and varnishes. Old gasoline can have the water removed and be added back into the feedstock of a refinery, but I don't think that is quite the result you wanted.
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