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7 months 15 hours ago #233394 by greengiant
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Wow! thanks for all the great comments. I do have a good filter on the main tank of #2 and it appears clean. I think I'll transfer everything to tanks near the Caterpillars and use it up eventually, taking the recommended precautions.
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7 months 11 hours ago #233423 by kittyman1
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late to the party but jumping on the bandwagon, yes treat it and make sure no water, burn it up!

-not sure how long diesel can age, but i had some that had been laying around maybe ten years, same thing, no problems..

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6 months 4 weeks ago #233450 by Fat Dan
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 About old fuels

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955E 12A08263; 955C 12A04040; 955C 12A03563.
No.12 Diesel Motor Grader 8T14777.
No.12 Diesel Motor Grader 9K9320
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6 months 4 weeks ago #233468 by PhilC
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Sorry Fat Dan but I can't see anything in those pages referring to old fuel. Only the main point to keep it clean. The sludge can grow just as easily in fresh diesel as it can in old diesel. Also that book was written when the fuel filters were like rolls of string. Not sure if they would be more or less effective than the replacement filters.

944A - Machine SN 43A2589 Engine SN 90A284
955K- Machine SN 71J3772 Engine SN 83Z0704
D6 SN's 4R732sp, 5R2724, 5R4832
D8 SN's 15A1254, 15A2287, 15A2723
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6 months 4 weeks ago #233484 by Ray54
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Just a guess but I think the old fuel of 30 years ago will out last the modern stuff they sell today. I got D6 that had been parked in 1985, because of government farm land retirement program. Did fire breaks one day a year until steering clutch rusted. Then sat 10 to 20 years. Other than the tank was only 3/4 full and top rusted like no other I have seen. The fuel gave engine full power.
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