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I picked up 4 of these little guys (2gal) as back up. anyone else rocking these little guys? pros Vs. cons? this was a dry fit minus the 4th can. also, the local HomeDepot has the plastic 5gal. yellow Diesel jugs for about 2.50$ each, what's the difference between the Red for Gas and Yellow for Diesel besides the color? 2$ and some change sounds better then the 13$ for the red ones...

 

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Pros: inexpensive, small
Cons: small, will leak. Can leak even in the vertical position if they slosh enough.

I would use them to store gas in my garage. I wouldn't use them to transport gas on my vehicle.
 

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thanks boss
 

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If you do use them, don't learn the hard way like I did, make sure that when you transport them that they are not directly in contact with your roof. Even with them secured tight there is a good chance they will rub into the painted surface via the movement/vibrations during your travels. Either, adjust your roof rack, or put a mat(a piece of old carpeting works for me) under them to get them off the paint.
 

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As far as i know, there isn't any difference in the inside of the can for diesel and gas. Just that diesel cans are typically yellow and gas typically red. No real difference though.
 

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As far as i know, there isn't any difference in the inside of the can for diesel and gas. Just that diesel cans are typically yellow and gas typically red. No real difference though.
Just be aware that in some areas it is illegal to put gas into a container marked for diesel, and vice versa. Also the gasket for gas or diesel are sometimes different. My NATO cans were shipped with diesel gaskets that were a pinkish color. I had to replace them with black gasoline gaskets. Gasoline ate through the pink ones.
 

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I'd be worried about them sitting in the sun full of gas. If it's like the one I use for my lawn mower it swells up when it gets hot.
 

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it's all good. i'll probably end up not using them ... maybe i'll fill one or two up with water
 

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Color Use
Red Gasoline
Green Gasoline (unleaded)
Yellow Diesel
Blue Kerosene
Tan or Light Blue Water (usually labeled)
 

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If you ever get some, ditch those POS nozzles and get a long funnel to use.
Those CARB filler nozzles are the most useless things ever produced.

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