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Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-03-2021, 18:38
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Posted By sail sfbay
Re: What about "old diesel"?

RaymondR..........I trust you are correct. However as a chemical engineer for an international oil refiner, where I designed processing units to manufacture ultra sulfur diesel and bunker fuel in the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 18-03-2021, 15:56
Replies: 42
Views: 3,675
Posted By sail sfbay
Re: What about "old diesel"?

Sorry, never heard of that. Cargo ships have burned heavy fuel oil, i.e., bunker, that meets flash point and viscosity specifications. Today that oil is blended with ultra low sulfur diesel to lower...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-03-2021, 09:44
Replies: 42
Views: 3,675
Posted By sail sfbay
Re: What about "old diesel"?

Good advice about mixing the old with new diesel. Then check OR replace your fuel filters.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-03-2021, 08:19
Replies: 42
Views: 3,675
Posted By sail sfbay
Re: What about "old diesel"?

You can have the diesel polished if that will give you more assurance the diesel is OK to use. I have done that on occasions after the boat sat for many years.

OR you can treat with Starcon...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-03-2021, 08:01
Replies: 42
Views: 3,675
Posted By sail sfbay
Re: What about "old diesel"?

As others have said the old diesel is OK to burn. I had 3 year old diesel in my sailboat and truck while living overseas and when I came home both started right up and burned it without any issue.
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