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 10-19-2008, 21:13 Post: 157370
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I hope someone can put my brain cells to ease. I normal stock up a few gallons of diesel for the winter. I add some additive (standyne) for the storage. The problem I have seems that AAD (Age Activated mental Deficiency) has snuck up on me that I can't remember if I've added it already or not. ?? Question - should I just let it be or If I add another dose will I be okay (would be a doulble dose) hopefully not create any extra trouble later when I use the fuel.
Also, wound up with a box of "stuff' (oils,oilers, etc) from an auction had two bottles of the Power Service. One -Red opened, only a few ozs missing. and another PowerService ,White bottle, unopened. Whats the big difference between the two?






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 10-19-2008, 21:55 Post: 157372
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 Diesel additive -not enough or too much

I've doubled up on Stabil and Power Service white with no problem. Never used Stanadyne.






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 10-19-2008, 22:37 Post: 157373
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Presumably, the red jug says Diesel 911 and the white says Diesel Fuel Supplement. I use the white jug in the winter time to prevent fuel from gelling. The red jug is to use in case you forgot to use the white jug.

It won't hurt a lick if you accidentally double up on the white. In fact, a single dose of white is considered the spring/summer/fall treatment. A double dose is specified to get the anti-gel protection for winter.

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 10-19-2008, 23:38 Post: 157376
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 Diesel additive -not enough or too much

Woodie,

How many gallons of diesel are we talking about here? If we're talking in terms of 5 or ten gallons, there are two possible solutions.

The first possibility is to simply burn up as much of that fuel in your tractor as possible before putting the tractor away for the winter. You can then add more fuel to the can and treat it with an additive. The addition of the fresh, untreated fuel, will dilute any additive you may have already added.

The other possibility is to simply purchase an additional fuel can, then pour half of your suspect fuel into the new can. Add a minimum dose of additive to both fuel cans and then top them off with fresh fuel at the station.

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 10-20-2008, 05:31 Post: 157378
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 Diesel additive -not enough or too much

Diesel is not going to go bad in 6 months, If stored in non galvanized containers. I would not worry about it. Sometimes adding a bunch of this and that is worse than what you r trying to prevent.

Greg correct on PS red typically goes directly into filter after wax build up. white goes in tank.

The best thing to add during winter if you r buying summer fuel is kerosene 25% or so we mix up to 50% for our heavy equipment. Mine at home is as high as 50% also and I park in heated area.






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 10-20-2008, 06:44 Post: 157380
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I've never used Standyne but used Power Service for a long time in farm equipment. I use it year round at regular rate then double it in the winter for my baby John Beere.






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 10-20-2008, 11:24 Post: 157388
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 Diesel additive -not enough or too much

Realistically, you have an engine that can run on things labeled diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, vegetable oil, home heating oil, a few other things that I can't think of at the moment and any combination of the above.

A diesel is the internal combustion engine version of a garbage disposal. Adding twice the amount of fuel conditioner, or even three, four or five times the standard dosage will not harm it.

In my experience, the more I add the better, smoother, quieter my diesel runs and even smokes less.






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 10-20-2008, 16:01 Post: 157398
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 Diesel additive -not enough or too much

Woodie, almost had me worried, no idea when I have measured the amount I use. A pour of that looks about right unless doing 50 gallons or more is what I have always done. Learned how to measure watching the cooking shows on tv. Smile kt






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 10-20-2008, 19:32 Post: 157406
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To all of you who have responsed-APPRECIATE all the good advice THANK YOU... My normal storage fuel setup is a 15 gallon plastic drum and two 6gal plastic cans. I'll buy some 'fresh' stuff and treat accordingly and then fill the tractor half of the new stuff and half of the questionalbe (if treated) storage fuel. I'll be using up some fuel here shortly anyway-get the grass/weedfields cut back down one last time. Guess i'll need to devise tagging system so i know if i've treated the canister or not.
Hardwood-- a John BEER?
the only treatment my beer gets is a proper chilling and not 'treated' aka Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law) of 1516, (only the right stuff) ..he he Thank You again for the help...Smile
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 10-21-2008, 06:07 Post: 157409
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Woodie; I must have been dreaming of a cold one at the time. I proofread anything I type a couple times but still miss something once in a while. Frank.






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