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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Virginia
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I never thought that diesel fuel had a "shelf life" or went bad the way gasoline does. Then again, the way the EPA has been mandating different fuels and additives...nothing should surprise me anymore.
Our gasoline - which contains 10 percent ethanol at all stations - DEFINITELY goes bad if left unused for awhile. My 'lawnmower gas' gets nasty unless I add stabilizer or use it up quickly; and it was never that much of a problem until the E10 was forced upon us.
I drive 18-wheelers at work, but there is no time for the fuel to go bad. We fill up at those unmanned "fleet stations" (swipe card, fill and go) with dual pumps (for our saddle tanks); but they get at least two tanker loads of fresh diesel fuel every day!
P.S. They leave the "winterized" sign up all year long. Doh!
~ Trucker by trade ~
2008 Sterling Acterra 3-axle straight truck (240-hp Cummins ISC)
2006 International 8600 tractor (350-hp Cummins ISM)
"If I passed you on the right, you're in the wrong lane!"