AnswerID: 76877 Submitted: Friday, Sep 17, 2004 at 23:40
I looked at my 20L jerry can my old man gave me a few years ago. Stamped "1965" on the side. Its been around Australia
in an early Landrover in the late 60's and now serves its time as mower fuel storage. Has a few flakes of rust in the bottom, but they get filtered out by the funnel. Plus the briggs 'n stratton mower seems to run
on anything (including rust flakes)!
For our big trip last year I didnt even think twice about metal or plastic. Both are built to an Australian standard, so in theory they pass the necessary testing (whatever that may be). Even still, my 1955 metal jerry has passed the test, and thats enough for me.
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