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Old 10-19-2015, 10:40 AM   #1
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Fuel additives for storage

Getting ready to put my 02 Intrigue in storage for 6 months. Been reading up on today's diesel fuel. Besides a Bioside does anyone add a Cetane Boost to their tanks.

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Old 10-19-2015, 10:48 AM   #2
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I think the one I'm using is both. Now I have to get off the couch and go and check.

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Old 10-19-2015, 01:48 PM   #3
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For 6 month storage I would not add either cetane or biocide additives. Especially if it is during cooler weather (algae growth slowed in cold weather). Make sure the tank is full, to avoid any moisture condensation from air cooling in a near empty tank.

If you are concerned with diesel gelling (cold weather, less than 10F) and you want to start the unit, make sure you have a winter diesel or non-bio diesel blend, or #1 diesel in the tank, or use an anti-gelling additive.

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Old 10-20-2015, 06:04 AM   #4
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Diesel fuel additives

We have used a diesel fuel stabilizer in our 400 ISL and our corporate equipment for many years with excellent results. I am a big fan of adding a biocide as well after one clogged fuel filter from algae. Not every winter day is below freezing. CRC makes an excellent stabilizer specifically for diesel fuel and a small amount treats a large amount of fuel. I also like Star Tron diesel additive. Biobor JF is my biocide favorite. Good luck. You're one day closer to getting back on the road.

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Old 10-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #5
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I am putting my Cummins 400 ISL to bed until January. I will fill the tank, use a biocide and anti-gel before I run it into the storage building. Make sure you run the Gen set and the Hydrohot long enough to get the stuff into those fuel lines also.
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i have been using Star Tron Enzyme Diesel Fuel Treatment, works as supposed.

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