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Old 09-14-2009, 10:28 PM
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Default coleman fuel shelf life

Does anyone know if Coleman fuel has a shelf life? I was thinking of storing it in a blue or green plastic fuel can, marked as such. Should I add stabil or will it keep?
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I remember a while ago I read something about the white gas having a very long 10+ years if it was sealed.It is very pure so it doesnt go stale like pump gas.
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I don't have any info on the actual shelf life, although I've used in lanterns after having it on hand for quite a while.

I'd recommend that you store it in the original unopened cans. If your'e concerned about rust, you can spray the cans with polyurethane, or paint with melted paraffin. That said, I have a couple of cans in storage that have been there for several years and don't have a problem with rust, yet.

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This from the horse's mouth:

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/faq/f...sp?question=38

"An un-opened container of Coleman® Fuel stored in a dry area with no rapid extreme changes in temperature will remain viable for five to seven years. An opened container stored in the same area will remain viable for up to two years though will be at its best if used within a year"
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I am still using up the Coleman fuel I bought in 1999 in preparation for Y2K. Still performing as good as new.
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Thank you all, and Chrisser, give that horse a carrot! I scored 3 working coleman fuel lanterns on ebay for 15 bucks each, and a working coleman stove for 20 bucks. Time to find some spare parts.
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I've used 10+ year old Coleman fuel from opened cans that worked just fine. As long as the can was sealed and hasn't rusted out it should last indefinitely.
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