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Old 08-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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Bio Diesel stablizer

Does anyone know of a good product to stabilize Boi Diesel. Thks, Chuck
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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Does anyone know of a good product to stabilize Boi Diesel. Thks, Chuck
Yep, my opinion is to leave it at the fuel stop. I would not use it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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You need to look at bio fuel as just that, it goes bad just like food. So the question is how long can you store food before it goes bad? It can just be a headache as climate and environment can have a large effect on the product. It does not like cold temps. It has a larger alcohol content. It has a short shelf life. It does not have the same BTU's per lbs. I have used it, (not by choice) and did not like how it performed over all. JMO.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
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I only use bio diesel when I have to and traveling so it is used up quickly.
I put in no more than half a tank and mix it later with diesel.
I wouldn't store my rig with bio. I'd go on a trip. Use it up and fill it with diesel and stabilize that. You won't have a problem.
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Thks guys, I found out today that what bought locally wasn't Bio fuel.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:56 AM   #6
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If you are asking what I think you are, I use Pri-D. It supplies added lubricant for fuel pumps and injectors and actually (supposedly) has some biocide in it to kill the nasty bugs. It must work as I have had 20% Bio at various stations and I also use in my 400 gallon storage tank at home. That tank supplies my MH, tractor and home generator. So far, no problems after using it for 4 years plus. I look at it as insurance.
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I never use it if I have any other option. BUT specifically, the concentration is very important and should be labeled at the pump. Different states have different mandates, B2 to B20 is most common. Anything under B5 and you probably won't even notice it, even then I still try to avoid. Shelf life will follow concentration amount. Higher the concentration the shorter the life. You probably will not see a published (reputable) statement on shelf life as so many other factors can be involved. I have seen some stay good for long periods and others not even make it to the distribution terminal. (environmental/transport/production influences). One positive thing about biodiesel is it's lubricating properties. Even a blend of just 2% (B2), has as much lubricating capabilities as diesel produced prior to the advent of ULSD. You should not need any lubricating additives for that. It's really best to not keep it any length of time including storing because "the price was right".
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one more thing- biocides of course are for bugs- the bugs need to be in a wet environment to survive and prosper. If your diesel is dry, bugs will not grow. That means additives for that are not necessary provided there was not a contamination.
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