How to add under 1/2 oz to fuel tank??

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Okay, I am going to try some stuff in my fuel. However, I will need to add under 1/2 oz per fill up. I can measure that small amount easily. The question is, how do I get it into the fuel tank? 1/4 to 1/2 an ounce doesn't seem like enough to use a funnel; it would just get the funnel's surface wet and none would get into the tank. But if I don't use something to get down past the inner fuel filler door, I'm afraid the charcoal canister will simply soak up all the additive. I don't know whether that will damage the charcoal can or not, nor whether it will release the additive later. What do you think?
 
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When I do things like FP I just squirt it in and with then start to pump the gas, stop the flow and lift the nozzel to let a little dribble down the top of the pipe. I don't think the canister will get the good stuff before it can run down into the tank.
 
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Is the substance THAT aggressive that you need only half oz per tank? I'm not sure I'd waint it in my gas then... How about dissolving it in X amount of gas first?
 
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Go get one of them mixmizer things at walmart that you use to measure 2 cycle oil for chainsaws and stuff.... looks like a giant syringe. Rand
 

bulwnkl

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It is a fuel catalyst. There's an Aussie member here who really thinks highly of the stuff. It is used here in North America primarily by railroads and a few relatively large farms. In Australia I believe most of the mines use it. I'm not sure it will be easy to distinguish the 4-8% mileage increase one is supposed to get in an automotive application, but the distributor here has agreed to let me try an 8-oz bottle or two for free! Put the product name between 'w's and 'com' and you'll get to their website.
 

Kestas

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Yugrus has the right idea. Add 2 oz to a gallon of gas, then add 1 qt of that mixture to each fillup. I'm sure you'll work out something similar with whatever empty containers you have on hand.
 

bulwnkl

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Well, I get to try the FPC-1 product. 1 oz treats 40 gallons of fuel. I can work things out in my commute vehicle, but the wife's car is problematic at best. There will be no "pre-mixing" with her or her car. I'll just try pouring it in and seeing what happens, I guess. Thanks, guys.
 
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