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Old 12-08-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Diesel fuel

We usually go camping at least once or twice a month. However, in the winter it might be once a month.
Does having our Ford Diesel in the garage for a month sitting idle affect the Diesel fuel? Does it deteriorate?
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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Re: Diesel fuel

Diesel isn't nearly as volatile as gas. And even gas can sit for 6 months or so in a garage. Should be no problem.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Diesel fuel

Industry says you can store it up to 6 months without bio-killers or worrying about filtering to remove water condensation. If in doubt, toss in some additive and mix 1:1 with fresh and use it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #5
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Re: Diesel fuel

My understanding is that all you really need to do is keep the tank as full as possible to avoid any condensation in the fuel tank. I also add Motorcraft cetane additive in the winter. Cheap insurance.

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