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wagonmaster2

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Posted: 06/19/20 10:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Assuming the diesel fuel was treated with Stabil and Biocide last fall how long would it be safe to burn since the pandemic has cut short travel plans all this summer? For years have done this in November and started travel in March or April next year, but not this year.
And what do you do with a tank full of diesel that shouldn't be run through the engine? Never had this problem in 30+ years of RVing.

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Posted: 06/19/20 11:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would add some seafoam.


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Posted: 06/20/20 12:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you take it for a Sunday drives?

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Posted: 06/20/20 05:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

your going to get all kinds of answers , heres mine , just let it alone. construction crews ,farmers etc let some equipt set for years m, little prime and start them up. me I,d drive the rv about twenty miles every month or so . just to keep things lubed up.

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I let my diesel pickup ( f250 7.3l navistar) sit for 2 years. It fired right up and I had no issues. Fuel was not treated in anyway prior to letting it sit. This is in Florida so plenty of heat and humidity.


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Posted: 06/20/20 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Particularly if the tank is full (to minimize condensation) you should be just fine with the Biocide you added.


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I would not worry until just before ready to use. Then I would drain some from the bottom of tank. (5% capacity or so) Check that for water. If none, pour back in tank, fire that sucker up. If you see a lot of water, might want to dump that, and drain some more.

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Ever watch "Gold Rush"? They let those D10's sit all winter, just in and go. Nothing added.

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I use my farm tractors in the Spring - once planting is done they sit until the following Spring. I've never treated a tank of fuel and I've never had an issue.

Run it, you'll be fine.


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My diesel hunting rig below only gets used in September and sits the rest of the year. And on occasion, it sat for two or three years unused without a problem.

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