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post #1 of 7 Old 09-22-2009, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Storing a PSD?

Alrighty boys... I have a '97 PSD F250. I am currently in Iraq and my truck will be sitting for a year while I'm here. The wife will go out routinely and start the rig. Do I need to add any kind of additive to the fuel and keep the tank(s) full during this time?

She probably wont do much driving in the truck, maybe to the dump once every few months. Will this effect what needs to be done?

Any help would be amazing. I live in Washington and it gets into the 20's where we live.

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I would make sure that when she uses it she gets it up to running temp. My truck has been sitting for about 4 months not with 8 more to go. My dad runs it once a weeks. Drives it about 20 miles. That way you dont have seals drying out and other random things going wrong. And tell her dont be afraid to run it after it warms up. Dont drive it like a grandma.

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if its going to be setting over the winter where it can get cold make sure it has treated fuel in it or put additive in it so the fuel doenst jell up
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All good suggestions. Also, MAKE SURE, that she's dilligant about starting it, and running it, at least once a week. If your batteries go dead, and need to be jumped, then they'll never be the same again.(and it costs twice as much to change out the batteries in these trucks, since there's a pair of batts to change out)

Other than that, the fuel additives, etc., I'd imagine that it should be just fine.

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hey Charlie, thank you for your service for our country. be safe

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hey Charlie, thank you for your service for our country. be safe
Hey thanks for the support! Good to know people still back the military!!

Good looking truck u got there!
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Thank you for your service man! Anyways, Diesel Kleen makes a diesel additive that's supposed to help preserve fuel and keep it from going stale. If I can find another bottle I'll relay the info.


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