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Does this stuff go bad? It's been sealed in a can so I figure it's ok to throw in my pre-mix and feed it to the TZ. Any thoughts?
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (Mashuri)

I would use it.
If it is in a new can, then it can’t evaporate – and I don’t think that that stuff settles.
If you are still worried, just mix it 50/50 with some fresh stuff and do a plug chop.

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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (Mashuri)

If it has been in the heat, you might as well use Super Unleaded... but like you said... if it has been sealed in a steel can and kept out of the sunlight, then go for it.
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (Tripod-R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Tripod-R »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If it has been in the heat, you might as well use Super Unleaded... but like you said... if it has been sealed in a steel can and kept out of the sunlight, then go for it.</TD></TR></TABLE>

It's been stored in a garage this whole time. I'm adding it to my Wheaties as I speak. Thanks guys!
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (Mashuri)

Mashuri- what type of VP are we talking about? I have an online aquaintance who is a VP rep. She says some types would be OK, but some... not so OK.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (999)

It it's U4 or C12, it should be fine... at least from my previous experience... but yeah, if you've got a contact...

Stable U4 should look like Aqua Velva... clear with a light blue-ish tint.

C12 should be green. Not clear like U4, but not DARK green either. Take that for what it's worth.
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mashuri- what type of VP are we talking about? I have an online aquaintance who is a VP rep. She says some types would be OK, but some... not so OK.</TD></TR></TABLE>

I believe it's C12. Let me know what she says...
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (Mashuri)

Did you find out which fuel it is? Here is what she replied...
I had asked her about both C12 and U4. I could get her phone number for you...

The U4 I would be little concerned about - the C12 should be fine. Your friend is obviously blending the C12 with pump gas- right? The octane range between the two fuels is substantial.
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did you find out which fuel it is? Here is what she replied...
I had asked her about both C12 and U4. I could get her phone number for you...

The U4 I would be little concerned about - the C12 should be fine. Your friend is obviously blending the C12 with pump gas- right? The octane range between the two fuels is substantial.
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It's C12 and most of it is not mixed with anything. There is some in a plastic gas can premixed with Motul synthetic. This is what I use in my TZ but I think I might toss the pre-mix and keep the unopened stuff. Sound like a good plan?
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did you find out which fuel it is? Here is what she replied...
I had asked her about both C12 and U4. I could get her phone number for you...

The U4 I would be little concerned about - the C12 should be fine. Your friend is obviously blending the C12 with pump gas- right? The octane range between the two fuels is substantial.
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Interesting reply. Could you ask her why she's suggesting blending C12 with pump gas?

My guess is that the C12 has such a high octane rating that it's great to cut with 87 pump. C12 burns very clean, but when run straight never feels as though it has as much "umph" as VP110 or VP100.

It would be great to know what VP suggests doing with C12 in a stock Kawasaki motor, 13.5 comp ratio.

Thanks!
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (900CR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 900CR »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
Interesting reply. Could you ask her why she's suggesting blending C12 with pump gas?

My guess is that the C12 has such a high octane rating that it's great to cut with 87 pump. C12 burns very clean, but when run straight never feels as though it has as much "umph" as VP110 or VP100.

It would be great to know what VP suggests doing with C12 in a stock Kawasaki motor, 13.5 comp ratio.

Thanks!</TD></TR></TABLE>

That is interesting. I imagine that whole pump gas thing wouldn't fly too well with a racing 2-stroke motor...
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (900CR)

I think she said that because I told her that I thought Mashuri had both C12 and U4. I think she was concerned about the difference in octane for tuning purposes, with a TZ.
For VP fuel questions, you could email her directly at [email protected]

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 900CR »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
Interesting reply. Could you ask her why she's suggesting blending C12 with pump gas?
My guess is that the C12 has such a high octane rating that it's great to cut with 87 pump.
It would be great to know what VP suggests doing with C12 in a stock Kawasaki motor, 13.5 comp ratio.

Thanks!</TD></TR></TABLE>
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think she said that because I told her that I thought Mashuri had both C12 and U4. I think she was concerned about the difference in octane for tuning purposes, with a TZ.
For VP fuel questions, you could email her directly at [email protected]

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Ok, that makes sense. Not a drop of U4 has ever touched my TZ. I only want burnt oil/fuel coming out my tailpipes, not pistons.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (Mashuri)

Final word on the C12. she says that it should be OK. Check the color, it should be nice and green. If it's faded... the octane has probably been reduced...

I'd definitely ditch the pre-mix though.
 
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Re: 2-year-old VP Racing Fuel? (999)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by 999 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Final word on the C12. she says that it should be OK. Check the color, it should be nice and green. If it's faded... the octane has probably been reduced...

I'd definitely ditch the pre-mix though.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Will do. Thanks!
 
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