The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
9/30/22 8:00 a.m.

Sponsored content presented by Sunoco.

A gas fire burns hotter than a thousand suns–okay, maybe it just seems that way–and thanks to the low viscosity of gasoline, it quickly spreads, turning a small problem into a big one.

So let’s be careful out there. Zachary J. Santner, senior specialist of quality at Sunoco, offers some basic safety practices. 

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RadBarchetta New Reader
9/30/22 9:35 a.m.
SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
9/30/22 10:15 a.m.

I'm REALLY surprised to see no mention of safe portable fuel cans in this article (including a lead picture of one that does not meet safety guidelines)

I would bet that every single person on this site (including me)  breaks fuel containers safety guidelines regularly and needs an education. 

More homework please guys!

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/14/22 5:10 p.m.

Is there a fuller resource somewhere? Does Sunoco have a fuel-handling safety page?

I'd like to know more about the static electricity issue, and best practices for the stuff we end up doing as GRMers (e.g. draining old gas so we can pull a tank, etc...)

It's funny, when I was a child I remember reading a kid's book about trucks, already presumably old in the '70s, mentioning the chains dragging on tanker trucks. I have guesses about why you don't see that any more, but I don't really know.

Any reminder to be safe with fuel is welcome, but I need more info. Now once again I'm worried that I'll successfully be concerned and careful but do something dumb I didn't know to worry about...

2002maniac Dork
11/14/22 6:29 p.m.

Interesting to see this get bumped considering Jay Leno is recovering from serious burns from a flash fire in his shop.

Careful guys!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/15/22 1:28 p.m.

In reply to Jesse Ransom :

Let me see if we can get more info about the static electricity issue. 

Here are some more tips that might help in the shop: Gasoline makes a terrific degreaser, yet this practice can kill you.

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