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Old 07-18-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks
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I have two-5 gallon jugs of old diesel. Like over 3 years. Don't want to give up the jugs but what am I supposed to do with the diesel? Suggestions anyone?Thank you
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Can it be used in an oil burning furnace or monitor type diesel fired heater? You could give it away.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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Mix it with sawdust and you'll have a lifetime's supply of firestarter.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Bonfire!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks
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I like that firestarter suggestion. That would do it. But someone at the Dump mentioned spaceheaters,I see what else comes up. If nothing else I save up some milk jugs and take them to the Refuse station. They take care of that stuff. i would love to put it in my fueltank,but don't trust the stuff. Anyway,thank you for your help so far.
Oh and Rance,thats a beutifull picture with you and that young lady. Just beautifull. Bye...
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Hi
I have two-5 gallon jugs of old diesel. Like over 3 years. Don't want to give up the jugs but what am I supposed to do with the diesel? Suggestions anyone?Thank you
Dump them into a heating fuel tank. Diesel doesn't' go bad like gasoline does. But you may want to run it though a filter to clean out the algae that can grow in it, and water that may be in it.

Otherwise, you can either burn it or take it to a recycling center for waste oil.

But at three + bucks a gallon, I would use it in a furnace... or even truck/car that burns it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks
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Thank you. But what kind of filter you think? I would have to pour it into a bucket and then back into something I can lift to the top of my fuel tank. I think of something. Thanks again.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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I also would just dump it into my home heating oil tank. Ten gallons blended into nearly 300 of heating oil isn't going to noticeably change the burning characteristics...and it wouldn't be wasted...

Reminds me: some years ago I was given a 5-gal jerry can of 15-yr old gas. It smelled funny, and it looked funny too. On a whim put some of it in my lawnmower, and it actually ran without any problems. Didn't feel I should put it in the car though...


Bud
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Get a small container of PRI-D & add it to it. Its a diesel preservative.
PRI Advanced Fuel Treatments
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal Sewer
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Run it through 3 coffee filters. I do it in my 6.5 turbo and my perkins all the time. Unless it just looks nasty and has the bio mass in it. Then ya got to scrub it.

Is yer diesel real finicky?
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