Thread: Diesel Fuel
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:03 AM   #4
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RE: Diesel Fuel

I'm a newbie to the large boat world but diesel fuel is diesel fuel and I've never heard anything about it breaking down over time.* Although I have never personally experienced this, apparently in the right (wrong?) climate it will grow algae if there is water present.* I have personally stored diesel over a year with no apparent ill effects and that is a routine practice in the farm community in times of rising prices.* I have an opinion about the merits of adding lubricity additives to your tank but its just an opinion.* My opinion is that if it doesn't come out of the dealer's nozzle then it doesn't go into my tank.* The one exception to that is a product like "Melt" which serves to thaw summer fuel that you have inadvertently tried to use in sub-zero temperatures but I don't think that's an issue in this application.
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