Petrol can recommendations

Hi all. I'm looking to refresh my petrol cans for the van, and wondering if anyone can recommend a good one?

I currently just use the petrol station 5 litre cans, but they can be a bit leaky sometimes when pouring as the spouts sometimes don't seal properly.

Are the jerry type cans any good?

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    I use 10 litre jerry cans no issues just need a funnel.

  • I use the sealey 5ltr jerry cans and find them perfect dont even need a funnel but i do have a pouring spout for when its windy.

  • PRO

    10L metal jerry. Plastic funnel. 

  • I've always used the Stihl plastic 5l plastic ones..... clear one for 2 stroke, red one for ordinary. If you then use the Stihl "filler" on it, you never need to use a funnel and no spillage

    Stihl filling system for fuel
    For Stihl or Oregon Combi cans, also fits the Stihl MotoMix containers. Makes light work of refuelling machines...
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      How does the filling system work? Does it have a valve or something?

      Stihl filling system for fuel
      For Stihl or Oregon Combi cans, also fits the Stihl MotoMix containers. Makes light work of refuelling machines...
      • It works off an air lock type system you insert the spout and push down to start filling as the fuel reaches the spout it causes it cut off and as you remove it a spring causes it to close. No mess an waste no hassle, I use them on my combi can for the chainsaw oil and fuel.

        Stihl filling system for fuel
        For Stihl or Oregon Combi cans, also fits the Stihl MotoMix containers. Makes light work of refuelling machines...
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    There are a number of complete cans/sprouts or replacement sprouts that have built in vent systems that stop the glugging seen using bog standard cans (ie they let air, while fuel emptying out.. Oregon, Stihl and a few other supply them.

    However, if you stick to using the std cans, you can reduce the glugging / over-spill when using with the outlet positioned higher than the rest of the can, that way air can enter the can and the fuel empties in a more controlled manner.

  • I Use a 10 litre Jerry can which doesn't fall over during transit and a spout.  You don't spill any unless you over fill.  

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  • I have had the same two £5 petrol cans from a garage for seven years. If you hold the can sideways it glugs less, I don't use a spout at all I found it hard to judge when to stop pouring
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