Old Methanol

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  1. FuelishDreams

    FuelishDreams Member

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    What is the proper way to dispose of old methanol ?
     
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  2. GregM784

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    car show guy.

    is it contaminated? does it still float right?
     
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  3. kosky racing

    kosky racing Comp Eliminator

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    Use it to kill co19-I9- check your local sewer authority you might be able to flush it with water
     
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  4. bandit496

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    Use an old turkey fryer pot or a cut off drum or canning pot, pour a gallon or so of the alky in and set a match to it and enjoy a nice soft blue "campfire". Be careful though as the container gets very hot. JW
     
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  5. MaineAlkyFan

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    How much? 5-10 gallons or 50 gallons?
    If it is a small amount pour it out onto a cement pad or big drain pan & let it evaporate.

    Chris Saulnier - Team Tigges
    Mechanic Falls, Maine
     
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  6. Comax Racing

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    I just burn old methanol in my truck,mix it with some gas. I have a 2012 so its flex fuel, up to 85 percent. I had some that was almost 10 years old, engine didn't know the difference. Mixed it 50/50.

    Corey
     
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  7. bill

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    how long will methanol keep in a sealed drum
     
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  8. aj481x

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    Sounds like a chance for "Hey y'all, watch this".
     
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  9. TOL

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    I second what Bill mentioned. The methanol might actually still be "good" despite its age, depending upon how it was stored and what it was stored in.
     
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  10. GregM784

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    I've seen it sit for over 5 years, and still float perfect. we ran it, and never experienced an issue
     
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  11. Policy Peddler

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    use it to warm up your engine, drain it, fill with new methanol and make your run.
     
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