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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2006, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Question Fuel Primer

My 600 to 700 mile a day heavy hauler has entered into a 30 mi a month grocery getter retirement phase. I worry about the diesel turning into, well you know. I know to keep the tanks full to help with the moisture. I use Howes diesel treat at the "auto" ratio now. What can I expect as a life expectancy for fuel before "it changes" into something else, in the cooler months ahead. Is there a better fuel additive with a stabilizer someone has experience with that's easily obtainable nationwide? No garage, so she sleeps outside! Temps rarely below 30* in this part of the woods.
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Power Service from Wal-Mart. I use it in the winter when I am not running bio. Make sure you get the winter mix if you are worried about gelling. I don't think that would happen in La. though.

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No, not much of a gel problem here! I'm more curious about how long diesel can sit before it separates out and destroys the fuel system? I carry about 90 gallons total, a real pain to dispose of if it comes to that.
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