Originally Posted by mesquaukee
Gasoline prevents bugs from growing.
A retired commercial fisherman that I know filled his tanks (65 ft trawler) in Venezuela and 5 years later was still using the fuel in Panama. No growth of any kind.
He adds a couple gallons of gas per 100 gals of diesel.
I am going to do this on my boat....Simple cheap
and IMO if that's all it take will not even be noticed by the engine
I know a little diesel in gas or a little gas in diesel does no harm to either...as we sometimes use 5gal cans to bucket fuel to a machine and there has been times when a quart or two of gas has been poured into along with diesel.
Here is a story for you.
Before I got my diesel service
truck I had a 350 powered gas one...Always having 80 gal of diesel on board in my bulk tank for daily equipment
fill ups on the job site, there were MANY times I would get low on gas on the highway and just pull over and add 1 or 2 gals of diesel to my trucks fuel tank
to make it to a gas station. I could hardly tell the difference in performance as it mixed with the gal or two of gas left in the tank.
The only time I ever had an issue was one day I pulled into a gas station I had never been at before...I just grabbed the black hose and started pumping and filled my tank full..Payed for my gas and left. Well I didn't make it but about 10 blocks and my truck died...Ironically across the street from an auto parts
store. Well It didn't take me long after a couple diagnostic tests to figure out what the problem was...My newly purchased fuel was Diesel!
I was hot mad...
Diesel is supposed to be marked with a Green gas pump nozzle cover at fuel pumps here in Washington
not a Black one!
Well I had to buy 4 5gal gas cans from that auto parts
store and siphon out all that diesel fuel and then go back and buy one more to walk back to that gas station and buy 5 gal of actual gas...I gave the Manager a piece of my mind as well..
I poured in 4 1/2 gallons into the tank and used the remaining to pour directly into the carburetor to keep the engine
running long enough to flush all the Diesel through the system and get gas flowing again..The truck needed some spark plugs after that and i got around to changing those about a week later but other then that I put 10s of thousands of miles on the engine with out missing a beat....Still continuing with my practice of adding a couple gallons here and there when Id get caught short on the road somewhere.