Opal fuel in honda generator

Submitted: Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 16:15
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we are just about to leave for the NT for a month and am taking the generator which we may need, i only carry 5lts of fuel, if this is not enough depending on how long we run the jennie is it ok to use opal fuel ( think that's how its spelt) or is it like ethanol which i won;t use in the honda
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 16:45

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 16:45
I wouldnt risk it!

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Follow Up By: Member - Tricky Dicky (NSW) - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 16:54

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 16:54
thanks Hairy

can i buy standard unleaded or high octane fuel in major towns or only opal
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:01

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 17:01
Yeah mate....its mainly blackfella communities who only have opal.
If you have to use it, use it, but the BP website used to not recommend it for old or small engines.
That might have changed, but why take the risk if you don't need to?

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 22:09

Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 22:09
In some areas, it is illegal to travel through when carrying regular ULP. We purchased Opal for the genny but probably didn't need to use it.


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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 09:19

Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 09:19
G'Day Dick,
I live & work in the Balgo community (3 hrs south of Halls Creek WA.) I use a Honda whipper snipper & a Honda mower here as part of my duties here.
The only 'petrol' available here is Opal. As far as I'm concerned there appears to be no detrimental effects on using the Opal fuel in these machines. The only negative that I have is that the power & performance is down a little to what it would be if they were running on 'unleaded'.
As mentioned in this thread it is illegal/frowned upon to carry 'bulk' (jerry cans etc) unleaded into a community, where only Opal is available.
Petrol sniffing is a problem in this community....thankfully only a couple of the locals are currently participating in this activity.....it really is sad to see the effects of it.
In conclusion would I use Opal in my own genset.... YES.

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