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Old 19-12-2008, 15:54   #16
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Old 19-12-2008, 16:27   #17
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Filter it on the way into the tank and let the system filters take care of the remainder. No reason to throw out useable fuel.


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Old 19-12-2008, 19:42   #18
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Originally Posted by Kanani View Post

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 that....

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 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..

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Old 19-12-2008, 22:17   #19
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Depending on what angel of slope Im working on ... .
I keep telling the weather man to make the slope as flat as possible!

Thanks for your thoughts and everyones too

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