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Old 10-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Diesel filters 2

Diesel filters 2

So now I am going to change my diesel filters at 10,000 miles.

There may be a time where I get some bad gas and have to change them on the road. I am going to take an old milk crate and put in the 2 filters, the 2 wrenches to remove them and some rubber gloves. I will need a gallon of diesel so I can fill the 2 filters before I put them on.

What can I a gallon of diesel gas in that will get stored under my RV and it will be rolling around for a year before I use it?

I called the diesel additive guys and they said I can’t use there stuff straight.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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Why not just buy a metal can. build a holder for it so that it doesn't roll around. Then just add the gallon to the tank and refill every three to six months so that it doesn't get old.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Diesel isn't very volatile or corrosive, so any plastic jug that has a tight fitting screw top ought to work fine. Or a small gasoline jerry can - one gallon sizes are available. They are sturdier. Here is one:
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What can I a gallon of diesel gas in that will get stored under my RV and it will be rolling around for a year before I use it.

You can buy a gallon of kerosene like this. Probably find it cheaper where you live at Lowes or Walmart. Kerosene burns cleaner than diesel. The city buses here in my county burn a mixture of diesel and kerosene for that reason. It would work just fine for filling the filters.

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An empty Diesel Kleen jug was suggested to me-the large one. It works well.


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Not eveyone likes this but you can use transmission fluid to fill the fuel filter. I've heard they (who they is/are) used to add trans fluid as a fuel additive.
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You've not said which engine you have but a Cummins ISC specifically says not to add fuel after a filter replacement. The pump(s) should take care of that
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1 gallon gas can. Label it "Diesel". Use it in the tank every few months. Refill it at your next fuel up.
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I have the Cummins ISC 8.3 in a 2006 Monaco Knight, would You know if this has 2-Oil-Filters & 2-Fuel-Filters fitted or What, is it essential that All Filters are Changed at

the service & is it important that Original Brand filters are used as I seem to feel I've read that the Fuel filter(s ?) do the job of Secondary-filtration back into the Fuel-Tank,

any Help/advice would be much appreciated THANK YOU
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Not eveyone likes this but you can use transmission fluid to fill the fuel filter. I've heard they (who they is/are) used to add trans fluid as a fuel additive.
Use it if you have a good credit line on these new diesels you will need it.
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Use it if you have a good credit line on these new diesels you will need it.
i used atf for diesel cars and it cleaned up fuel system. i know many mechanics do that. i have never used it on cummins though.
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i used atf for diesel cars and it cleaned up fuel system. i know many mechanics do that. i have never used it on cummins though.
Old school before these new diesels came to be.
It will cause failure of injectors as well as the new exhaust systems
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Back in the 70s/80s we used ATF in filters and also in the tanks of our over the road diesels if we thought we had any moisture. Those are not the same engines as today's.


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Old school before these new diesels came to be.
It will cause failure of injectors as well as the new exhaust systems
being used.
Also, just to add,, if you get checked for running (off road) Un-Taxed diesel fuel, it is dyed red, and if you put red atf in your filters, it will get returned to your tank?? The fine is substantial!! Not likely, but it does happen! Az. and Ca. do check for this! If you have a older diesel coach, and are putting the newer low sulfer diesel in it, you need to add a lubricant to your fuel, you can buy the expensive stuff the truck stops sell, or go to Wal-Mart, get the 2-cycle oil in the gallon jug. You do not have to put a lot in, 1 pint to a fill-up! It will stop the rattling and your engine will let you know it likes it! And it will idle smoother too! It is dyed blue, so no red dye problems! I have used it for years in my (1997) Freightliner N-14 Cummins with no problems as it is made to burn in the fuel systems! I think the 2002 and later motors were ok to run the low sulfer diesel? Not sure of the year they changed to the ultra low sulfer diesel? Rail!
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