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Walaby

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Posted: 01/16/22 08:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Im with the majority. Why take a chance for $20 bux or so of fuel.

Question is how to dispose of it.

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nickthehunter wrote:

Pour it into a clean 5 gallon bucket. Let it set for a day. Siphon 4-1/2 gallons of fuel off the top.


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Posted: 01/16/22 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I offered to sell you an insurance policy that would cover your injector pump and injectors unconditionally for $20 would you buy it?

If you would then dump the 5 gallons of diesel fuel.

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I keep two diesel jugs in my truck bed:

The “good one” is for topping off the tank.

The other one is the fire starter.

Looks like you have a new Fire Starter jug.


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Posted: 01/16/22 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Trackrig wrote:

And I wouldn't worry about it. If you were driving, then the majority of the rain blew over the bed of the truck. The 10 drops that went in it will be caught by your water filter.

Bill

I once drove in a heavy downpour for 30 minutes. In the back of my pickup truck I had an empty 5 gallon bucket except for the 2 wheel chocks in it. I was stunned when I looked inside the bucket and there was no water.

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Water will settle to the bottom, it will roll around on the bottom looking like mercury. Slowly pour it into another container thru cheesecloth until the water is close to coming out. Now let the new container set for a day and then pour most of it into your truck.

Slosh around the containers and then pour out and let them set upside down to drain. Done!!!


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Water and diesel engines do not mix, except in the radiator. Just dump the fuel. But dumping will be an issue for the environment.

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TXiceman wrote:

Water and diesel engines do not mix, except in the radiator. Just dump the fuel. But dumping will be an issue for the environment.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Water will settle to the bottom, it will roll around on the bottom looking like mercury. Slowly pour it into another container thru cheesecloth until the water is close to coming out. Now let the new container set for a day and then pour most of it into your truck.

Slosh around the containers and then pour out and let them set upside down to drain. Done!!!


I agree, water is heavier, and your description may be a doable solution, if there is no way to replace the fuel. I have to know, is this what you would do, fresh fuel readily available, or would you be more inclined to follow my advice, previously posted?

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I would never knowingly put contaminated fuel into a truck with a $10,000 engine. If water makes it to the injector pump and it eventually grenades you will be looking at a huge repair bill.


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