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Workin' 4 Toys
03-09-2006, 07:27 PM
If you let gasoline sit too long in a container and it leaves a white "chalky" like substance, what is it? Calcium, Lime? Any ideas?
Assuming there was no fuel stabilizer of any sort.

Hoosier Bob
03-09-2006, 07:39 PM
Not helping here but I have never had a white residue in any of my containers. Lacquer is the typical residue and it is not white. Maybe high detergent gas? None of my cycles or others have this and I have tanks sitting all over! :confused: If you let gasoline sit too long in a container and it leaves a white "chalky" like substance, what is it? Calcium, Lime? Any ideas?
Assuming there was no fuel stabilizer of any sort.

Leroy
03-09-2006, 08:19 PM
Plastic container?

Workin' 4 Toys
03-09-2006, 11:35 PM
Yes, plastic container (inside Gas tank). I myself can not say I ever noticed it. One of the guys asked me about this. And I had no answer.

Inside of a carb bowl, "sediment" is usually described as brown, correct? Ever see white?

jayderwin1
03-10-2006, 07:16 AM
it could be the water seperating from the gas

Leroy
03-10-2006, 07:27 AM
I've seen it in plastic also, but not metal. I think it is a reaction from the plastic, could not find it on the internet.