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Light blue gasoline safe for vehilce?

We hve several gas cans for misc vehicles/machinery round shed~my husband told me once that one specific color is a big no, but dont recall. i hve a lght blu one and a darker greenish one?

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Are you talking about the color of the gas cans or the color of the gas?

Typically green gas cans are designated for Diesel fuel. Diesel should never be used in a vehicle that requires unleaded gasoline.

A blue container is usually designated for water. If these containers are used to store fuel for small engines than there is a possibility that the fuel is mixed with 2 cycle oil. This "mixed" fuel should also not be used in any automobile.

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