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 08-29-2002, 17:30 Post: 41793
Green Mountain Jim
2002-08-29 17:30:10
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 Storing Diesel Fuel

I recently purchased a new JD 4110. The manual says to not use a galvanized can for the fuel. They claim any water in the fuel will react with the galvanized coating and cause the fuel to gel and clog the injectors. I purchased an Eagle brand "Kerosene" can, but have not used it yet. Is this true? If so do I have to use plastic? Those cheap cans always seam to drip all over.






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 08-29-2002, 19:21 Post: 41794
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 Storing Diesel Fuel

There are lots painted steel cans that are not galvanized. In fact I can't remember the last time I saw a galvanized fuel can. I use plastic with my 4100 and have found it pays to use a separate color for the diesel as I have done stupid things like pour the diesel into the gas engine for the chipper because the gas can and the diesel can are the same red color.






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 08-30-2002, 07:30 Post: 41805
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I bought a couple of inexpensive hand pumps that screw into standard fuel containers. Dripping or not, almost anything is better than trying to balance a full container over the hood and trying to pour fuel through a funnel and figure when the tank is full. I do use standard plastic containers, and I'd buy higher quality hand pumps if I could find them. The threads on plastic containers do wear out. I also have a decent quality hand pump that fits onto standard 5-gallon hydraulic oil buckets. That's even more useful.

I don't know about the manual's reasoning, but I don't really see any reason to use galvanized containers even if they could be found. Most people think of fuel gelling as a cold weather problem and it's the filter rather injectors that clog--perhaps zinc does play a role. Many people use a good quality conditioner with anti-gel, make sure they're getting winter blend or start buying #1 diesel fuel. It gets cold here and I usually do some combination of all three.

If containers are kept for years, they should be completely emptied from time to time because sediment and condensation will collect in the bottoms. I think that burning the dregs in an oil furnace would be a good place for it.






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