Soda bottle gas tank makes fuel conservation more obvious

Energy & Sustainability
Soda bottle gas tank makes fuel conservation more obvious


This soda bottle gas tank on a home-made motor bike from Cuba is a pretty handy way to check if you are running low on gas without needing a meter.

Cuban Motor Bike – [via]

12 thoughts on “Soda bottle gas tank makes fuel conservation more obvious

  1. Dax says:

    Danger Will Robinson Danger!

    Gasoline melts PET…

    Darwin award waiting to happen!

  2. Pekar says:

    Check out the movie “Yank Tanks” if you’re into Cuban automotive ingenuity. Definitely a top rate Maker movie!

  3. Nels says:

    Hmm, someone should tell that Cuban fellow about the dangers of mixing gasoline with static charges from that type of plastic.

  4. Thebes says:

    Many fuels will quickly destroy a plastic soda bottle. At one time I used a small plastic soda bottle for methyl alcohol for a homemade backpacking stove. That bottle became brittle and unusable within 4 weeks.

    This might work for a few days, but it is unsafe and will not work long term. In the US it is also almost certainly illegal.

  5. klaus says:

    glass seems like it’d work better, if it weren’t for the breakability factor. I’m pretty sure its illegal in the US to put gas in a glass bottle too.

    does gas mess with Nalgene bottles?

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