Originally Posted by Kanani
I once used diesel fuel
that I found in some old WWII bunkers on Palmyra Island. It was at least 40 years old at the time and it worked fine. It was browner than what your picture shows. It didn't seem to effect my fuel filters either.
Thanks for posting
You guys would not believe what some of the fuel I burn looks like passing through the sight glass in my dozer ( weak orange juice is a good visual )...You have to remember that water
or contaminates can and will suspend themselves within the fuel if shaken up enough but it WONT
pass through the filter system unless you absolutely neglect it and ram it through..all this stuff settles out faster then you think within that filter system.
Depending on what angel of slope Im working on ...accumulated water
and contaminants sometimes deluge the fuel pick up and filter system..I'll have to jump off and drain off the water once or thrice in just a mater of a few minutes when that happens....as it will start to starve out....I have actually on a couple occasions unscrewed the primary filter dumped out the contents which was 1/4 water refilled the same filter with fresh fuel so as not to loose a prime fired up and kept right on pushing dirt..never changing that filter till the next scheduled interval...
IMHO way to much is made of this fuel issue...our filter systems on our boats are 30% better then on my dozer for sure..Iv got 10,000 hours on that engine
and she will fire in 3 or 4 reves after sitting for months.
What you see accumulating and you think passing though the visible section of your sight glass is NOT
what the injector pump
is getting...keep that bowl less then 1/4 full of crap and you can burn anything diesel
that passes though it and onto the down line primary and secondary filters..
Contaminating your tanks
with bugs is a whole different kettle of fish
and as I posted in a thread some months ago I have in 35 +- years making my living one way or another from the power of a Diesel motor
have only seen one case of it...and in that same post stated that I hope I wasent in for a rude awakening owning now my first marine
diesel...personally I see no differance untill it is proven differently by my own hand..
Just my opinion...your mileage may very.