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Petrol in a can in my boot

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2007/06/13 19:21:24 (permalink)

Petrol in a can in my boot

I always carry a petrol can in the boot for long journeys as if I get bored I can inhale from it or use it to fuel my 1.6 envoy vectra [fear me,yes fear me] as it a deluxe edition and they skipped on the petrol light.

My mate seems adamant the hot weather heating the plastic can allday will be dodgy,I pointed out my petrol tanks metal,hmm.

Its ok thou is'nt ? if its not tell me and I will just fill it with diesel instead providing the buzz is similar.

Thanks
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    Homercles
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 19:40:47 (permalink)
    Why not just get a tube of glue? Much more compact and cheaper too!
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    TrentReznik
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 19:50:51 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Homercles

    Why not just get a tube of glue? Much more compact and cheaper too!



    You mean glue the lid on to cure this evil addiction?


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    Homercles
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 19:56:06 (permalink)
    Yes, and if you go into withdrawl you can always sniff some of the leftover glue
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 20:57:28 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: TrentReznik

    I always carry a petrol can in the boot for long journeys as if I get bored I can inhale from it or use it to fuel my 1.6 envoy vectra [fear me,yes fear me] as it a deluxe edition and they skipped on the petrol light.

    My mate seems adamant the hot weather heating the plastic can allday will be dodgy,I pointed out my petrol tanks metal,hmm.

    Its ok thou is'nt ? if its not tell me and I will just fill it with diesel instead providing the buzz is similar.

    Thanks


    But surely even vauxhall do petrol GAUGES, no? You can read petrol gauges right?

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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 21:16:06 (permalink)
    Isn't it actually quite difficult to get petrol to combust. IE would take more than just being in the back of a hot car?

    I'm sure I saw on myth busters once that even a lit cigarette thrown on a trail of petrol wont light it (unlike in the movies).

    And if they say it, then it must be true.
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    TrentReznik
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 21:37:39 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Sprite Goblin


    ORIGINAL: TrentReznik

    I always carry a petrol can in the boot for long journeys as if I get bored I can inhale from it or use it to fuel my 1.6 envoy vectra [fear me,yes fear me] as it a deluxe edition and they skipped on the petrol light.

    My mate seems adamant the hot weather heating the plastic can allday will be dodgy,I pointed out my petrol tanks metal,hmm.

    Its ok thou is'nt ? if its not tell me and I will just fill it with diesel instead providing the buzz is similar.

    Thanks


    But surely even vauxhall do petrol GAUGES, no? You can read petrol gauges right?



    Sure I can read it mate.....,it always says 100 then it goes up into the red.
    post edited by TrentReznik - 2007/06/13 21:38:06
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 22:35:33 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: trew

    Isn't it actually quite difficult to get petrol to combust. IE would take more than just being in the back of a hot car?

    I'm sure I saw on myth busters once that even a lit cigarette thrown on a trail of petrol wont light it (unlike in the movies).

    And if they say it, then it must be true.


    Isn't something like the liquid itself doesnt ignite, but the fumes do

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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 22:54:34 (permalink)
    Yeah maybe actually.

    I might have been making a cuppa during that bit
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 23:09:00 (permalink)
    I believe it has to be vaporised (hence the idea of compression) and then its Highly Flammable!!

    As with many things....

    Shut up and squat

    UGM
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    RE: Petrol in a can in my boot 2007/06/13 23:28:58 (permalink)
    some info here matehttp://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/residentialAndCateringServices/pdf/P.3Petrol.pdfnot sure if it answers your question but its interesting
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