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Old 07-20-2008, 11:00 AM
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how long can diesel fuel be stored.

When I fill up my truck I've been putting 5 gallons of diesel into cans to save for upcoming hunting trips to save a few dollars. This diesel has been stored for about 6 weeks and wont be used until mid August. Is this ok to do?
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It generally depends on how good the fuel quality is to begin with and the conditions it is stored in, but you can usually store diesel for about 6 months. Weather plays a big factor. If you live in a hot and humid climate, the storage may be as little as 3 months. If you live in a cold and dry climate, you may be able to store it for a year or more.

Its always a good idea to dose the fuel you are going to store with something like Power Service or Stanadyne...
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Diesel is going to cost about the same then as it does now, is this really worth the effort?
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Diesel is going to cost about the same then as it does now, is this really worth the effort?
Yea, it is. If I need to refuel on a hunting trip I don't want to drive 60 miles into town.
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me and my dad own a lumber company and we buy huge amounts of diesel and store it in an above ground tank the last tank we used it over a span of about ten months i put some power service in it all and it kept fine
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I agree with this, but just fill the extra tanks on the way to go hunting, why do it months in advance? Then you don't need to worry about its quality.

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