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Old 04 February 2003, 18:17   #1
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Long term storage for Red diesel

What is the maximum time you can store Red diesel safely and do you need and additive to prelong storage?

If stored in 50 gall drums?
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Old 04 February 2003, 19:32   #2
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Dunno,

but I have some white diesel fuel which is over ten years old and it seem fine. Since you are the person you are, Crazyhorse, you are going to ask me how come I've got this stuff for so long. I've got a JCB for which I bought a job lot of 45gall drums of diesel from a friend in the garage trade many years ago. There's not much left now though. Here's a bit of info for you which I found out by accident. Hydraulic oil works really well as diesel fuel. Very powerful. One day, it might just be useful to know this.
Update - Trailer nearly built. No engine arrived yet.
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Old 04 February 2003, 19:45   #3
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Cheers JW glad the trailer is nearly done.I also have a 4wd Ford County 1184 and Im thinking of buying a few drums of red.
At the moment as there may be a bit of a fuel shortage comming?.

I hope not but its out of my control.

In doing my best ,will be in London on the 15th on my orange box.

I am not sure weather you can put something in it that might help maybe Dom can let us know.

Cheers Update us on the engine lark.
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As with everything its all about preparation. Make sure the containers you are using are clean and arent corroding. give them a quick rinse with a little diesel first to remove dirt and dust.

Make sure the drums are well sealed and the diesel should be fine. You can add Soltron if you like as the enzyme will eat any impurities that are already in there that could mutate and it will also mean your fuel will be in top condition when it comes out.

How long are you storing it for?

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Vintage diesel

If it's been in tightly closed plastic jerrycans in a garage for 1-2 years is it all right?
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Crazyhorse, What makes you think there is going to be a shortage ?

Is it the number of large Aluminium diesel engined cabin ribs that are appearing on our shores ?

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Pete,

Its old news now see the date of the post.
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