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Emergency Fuel Safe for storage in cars
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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/10/3...p=features

Magic Tank emergency fuel promises safe alternative to running out of gas


Quote:But a new product called Magic Tank bills itself as an emergency fuel that can be safely and legally stored in your vehicle, providing enough juice to get you to the next gas station.

Previously sold under the names Spare Fuel and Extra Fuel, the non-flammable liquid is derived from gasoline, but with its most volatile components, including butane, removed.

Maybe worth it to get a can to keep in each vehicle. Especially the the funky gas gauge in my Jimmy.
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streaker69;123709 Wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/10/3...p=features

Magic Tank emergency fuel promises safe alternative to running out of gas


Quote:But a new product called Magic Tank bills itself as an emergency fuel that can be safely and legally stored in your vehicle, providing enough juice to get you to the next gas station.

Previously sold under the names Spare Fuel and Extra Fuel, the non-flammable liquid is derived from gasoline, but with its most volatile components, including butane, removed.

Maybe worth it to get a can to keep in each vehicle. Especially the the funky gas gauge in my Jimmy.

Running a tank dry is hell on a fuel pump.

My car has a funky gas gauge too. I use the trip odometer and fill every 300 miles, regardless of what the needle says. Adjust for your car's fuel mileage and size of tank, and you'll never need to worry about the spare fuel can.

If you don't know how many miles per gallon you actually get, start figuring that out too. Reset the trip odometer every time you fill up and do the math. Can also show you if something isn't quite right mechanically if you suddenly start getting bad fuel mileage.
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bluetrane2028;123717 Wrote:
streaker69;123709 Wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/10/3...p=features

Magic Tank emergency fuel promises safe alternative to running out of gas



Maybe worth it to get a can to keep in each vehicle. Especially the the funky gas gauge in my Jimmy.

Running a tank dry is hell on a fuel pump.

My car has a funky gas gauge too. I use the trip odometer and fill every 300 miles, regardless of what the needle says. Adjust for your car's fuel mileage and size of tank, and you'll never need to worry about the spare fuel can.

If you don't know how many miles per gallon you actually get, start figuring that out too. Reset the trip odometer every time you fill up and do the math. Can also show you if something isn't quite right mechanically if you suddenly start getting bad fuel mileage.

I do that too, because I've been keeping track of how many miles I get on a full tank since I bought it. So I know I get about 300 miles, so I'd normally fill it around 270. Works except when I occasionally pull my trailer and burn through a tank at 256 miles. Apparently the last time I parked my trailer I was almost completely out, I just had to dump 3 gallons in it to get it started. Part of that issue could have been that it was facing down hill too.
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#4
$30 + shipping for a half gallon or $50 for a gallon is a little pricey

http://www.mymagictank.com/
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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middlefinger;123720 Wrote:$30 + shipping for a half gallon or $50 for a gallon is a little pricey

http://www.mymagictank.com/

How much would calling a tow truck cost? How about the wait if you have AAA? Still pricey?

To put it into perspective, here is the price per gallon of a lot of items we use.


Quote:Lipton Iced Tea, 16 oz @ $1.19 = $9.52 per gallon

Diet Snapple, 16 oz @ $1.29 = $10.32 per gallon

Gatorade, 20 oz @ $1.59 = $10.17 per gallon

Ocean Spray, 16 oz @ $1.25 = $10.00 per gallon

Evian water, 9 oz @ $1.49 = $21.19 per gallon (!)

Wite-Out, 7 oz @ $1.39 = $25.42 per gallon

Brake fluid, 12 oz @ $3.15 = $33.60 per gallon

Scope, 1.5 oz @ $0.99 = $84.48 per gallon

Pepto-Bismol, 4 oz @ $3.85 = $123.20 per gallon

Vicks NyQuil, 6 oz @ $8.35 = $178.13 per gallon

But here’s the kicker:

HP 02 Black Ink Cartridge, 16 ml $18 online = $4,294.58 per gallon.

Yes, that’s right: inkjet printer ink goes for over four thousand dollars a gallon. What’s in there, anyway — gold filings?

So the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Wite-Out, Pepto-Bismol, NyQuil, or — heaven forbid — printer ink!


http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/2...heap/?_r=0
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#6
The article does say that they're trying to get it into stores. So I'm guessing when they do, you'll see the price come down.
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