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    Diesel Fuel Conditioner For Storage Tank

    Anybody have an opinion on the best diesel fuel conditioner for a storage tank?

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    Can you give us a little more info:

    How large is the tank?
    How long does the fuel sit in the tank? How often is it filled?
    Does the tank sit outside and is it open to wide tempurature swings?
    Are you looking to raise cetain or increase lubricocity, or just protect from water and other issues?
    How old is this tank and has it ever had water issues?



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    500 gallon, outside, shade half the day, re-fill 3 months, blue.

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    I like Schaeffers oil, Opti-Lube and FPPF for additives.

    I would look to buy Schaffers Diesel Treat 2000 in the summer and then the winter formula when its cold.

    or

    Opti-lube is great for new motors with high pressure fuel pumps, so XPD Diesel Fuel Improver if everything you have is new.

    or

    FPPF marine formula

    Get one of those online or in your area. They are a much better product than power service or other ones that are on most store shelves.



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    If you go to this thread you will find a lot of info that Brian had posted before. At the end you will find pictures of the FPPF formula and there are some links in there where you can find it for a little over $6 a bottle for treating 30 gallons of fuel.

    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...-change-5.html
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    JD Fuel Protect?

    Anybody ever use JD Fuel Protect? I think I'm going to give it a try based on the following:

    "There are many brands of fuel conditioners available over-the-counter as well as through
    co*-ops and fuel distributors. Why is it strongly recommended that I use John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner?

    John Deere has a lot more at stake than just selling fuel additive. John Deere is in the business of providing customers with quality equipment that performs as promised. It is a fact that diesel equipment runs better and lasts longer when quality diesel fuel is used.

    John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner is a proprietary blend of fuel additives that are capable of improving most any diesel fuel. This is not true for other fuel conditioners available over-the-counter or through a local fuel supplier. Test data shows that many commercially available additives are either non-functional or incomplete in their respective formulation. In addition, fuel additives offered by local fuel suppliers and even major oil companies are usually purchased on bid by buyers who understand additive price more than they understand additive performance and quality. Therefore, performance is often secondary for such products. This can often lead to customer dissatisfaction. It is recommended that John Deere Fuel-Protect Diesel Fuel Conditioner be used in all diesel fuel working in any application."

    https://jdparts.deere.com/partsmkt/d...onditioner.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    Anybody ever use JD Fuel Protect? I think I'm going to give it a try based on the following:

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    I just bought a bottle of the JD winter blend stuff. I'm waiting for the next refill to add it to my tank. My only complaint is the odd ratio required. The good news is it only requires a tiny amount. The bad news is it only requires a tiny amount. It's something like .3 oz per gallon. The summer blend stuff is 0.07 oz per gallon. So for a 5-gal can I need to measure out 0.38 oz. UGH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    I just bought a bottle of the JD winter blend stuff. I'm waiting for the next refill to add it to my tank. My only complaint is the odd ratio required. The good news is it only requires a tiny amount. The bad news is it only requires a tiny amount. It's something like .3 oz per gallon. The summer blend stuff is 0.07 oz per gallon. So for a 5-gal can I need to measure out 0.38 oz. UGH.
    Is that Canadian math? Wouldn't it be .35?
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    Quote Originally Posted by meburdick View Post
    Is that Canadian math? Wouldn't it be .35?
    if you convert oz to ml it is much easier. 0.35 oz would be 10.4 ml. To mix up gas/oil for my weed eater I use a graduated cyclinder, GRADUATED CYLINDERS - MarketLab Inc.. The other option is to get a 10 cc syringe, 1 cc = 1ml.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pruav View Post
    if you convert oz to ml it is much easier. 0.35 oz would be 10.4 ml. To mix up gas/oil for my weed eater I use a graduated cyclinder, GRADUATED CYLINDERS - MarketLab Inc.. The other option is to get a 10 cc syringe, 1 cc = 1ml.
    Yeah... Cuz for us Americans, that's something we can do in our heads.

    Seriously... Our system of weights and measures is WAY more complicated than it needs to be. It's too bad we didn't actually push to adopt the metric system instead of giving up after three days.
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