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Old 08-28-2013, 05:35 PM
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Diesel fuel shelf life

I have an opportunity to buy some diesel at a good price. Does anyone know how long the diesel fuel shelf life is? I'd like to buy enough to last a few months but I don't want issues when I go to use it.
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I've had year old fuel in my tractor and 2 year old fuel in my Mercedes 300SD. Both cranked and ran but they are mechanical injector pump engines.

I believe there are stabilizers available for Diesel to prevent fungal growth and extend storage life.

I've heard that Bio blends don't store as well.

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Re: Diesel fuel shelf life

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I have an opportunity to buy some diesel at a good price. Does anyone know how long the diesel fuel shelf life is? I'd like to buy enough to last a few months but I don't want issues when I go to use it.
I say you'll be fine for a few months for sure but check out the following for more specific details...

How many gallons are you able to get & how much will it cost you?
http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_inte...torage_ADF.pdf
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Re: Diesel fuel shelf life

i ve used diesel that was 20 years old and the cetane rating was better than todays street diesel. However these newer ulsd formulations are said to have a shorter shelf life. I have stored 500 gallons for 8 months with no issuel But I use a biocide becuase of my local temps. Watch for condensation in your storage tank. amazing how much water u can generate.
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Also be aware that agri (off road) diesel has die in the fuel to indicate its use...it does not have the same taxes and is a no-no to use in on road vehicles.

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