Originally Posted by micah719
Range is one thing....I wonder about time, efficiency and reliability
What is the expected shelf life of diesel with such a system?
I think that is a great question that needs more discussion.
We know from our outboards that gasoline has a shelf life, but what about low Sulfur automotive Diesel?
My own unscientific management plan is that I keep the tanks
full (2400 liters) and top up whenever practical, reliable and economical. (Fuel costs only get higher).
I figure, keeping the condensate out by having full steel
tanks is the biggest issue, since I understand that diesel bacteria begins in the condensate.
Cruising reality is that we burn more using the Gen at anchor
for long stays, than in propulsion
. I am fine with that since the effort taken to arrive in paradise, should not be shortened or tempered because you need fuel.
I will be emptying the remainder of my diesel tanks for inspection
purposes…. (about 1000 litres) that is 5 years old).
Will test and let you know