Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.
Stability is an important aspect of gasoline performance. If a gasoline is as good on the day it is pumped into a car tank as it was when it left the refinery, then it is alright.
In the early days of New Zealand motoring, stability was an important factor in selecting the right brand to buy. In those days gasoline was shipped to the Antipodes from the producing countries in crates of four-gallon tins. By the time it reached here, its stability had been tested to the utmost. Failure to produce gums and other insoluble deposits meant that the gasoline was good.