Go-Kart Fuel Advice
Fuel in the United States is very poor quality compared to what it was just 5-10 years ago. Today, gasoline can go bad in as few as a couple of weeks. Below are our recommendations and tips to keep your go-kart fuel fresh.
- Follow all state laws regarding the handling of fuel
- Keep all gasoline away from open flames and sparks
- No one under the age of 16 should handle gasoline or gasoline containers
- Only use approved containers for fuel
- Before refueling, wait at least 5 minutes to allow engine to cool
- Ethanol attracts moisture from the air
- Ethanol evaporates much faster than gasoline which lowers octane levels
- Modern engines are high compression and require high octane fuel
Tips and Advice
- Use 90 Octane or Higher
- Use 100% Gasoline for quicker starting and better performance
- Do not buy more fuel than you can use up in 60 days
- Keep fuel caps secured when not in use - Highly recommend No-Spill gas cans
- Do not fill go-kart fuel tank with more fuel than needed because the tank is vented to the open air
- Use a fuel additive regularly
(Seafoam. Stabil. Follow instructions on additive’s container.)
- ALWAYS use fuel stabilizer during long periods of storage (more than 2 weeks)
- If storing for long periods of time, run the go kart out of fuel
- TrailMaster Mini & Mid Go-Karts: Turn off fuel. Run the engine until it stops.
- TrailMaster 150 Go-Karts: Remove bottom vacuum hose from fuel valve on tank. Run the engine until it stops. Plug the vacuum line back into the valve.
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