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Any Creative Ideas for LEGALLY Disposing of Old Diesel Fuel...

So it looks like I have about 1/2 of a tank of vintage 2010 Diesel fuel that needs to go away. I started thinking about it and it got me wondering just how does one get rid of it? Are there recyclers for this stuff? Maybe use it for the next bbq start? Heck who knows It might come out of the tank in solid form its been in there so long? Any input would be appreciated... I'm in Socal so no noon plums of black smoke allowed...

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If you have acreage, potential use as a vegetation killer along fence lines (or in driveways, along the edges of buildings, etc.)?

A better option, though, would be to use something like a triple dose of Diesel 911, mix well, and then meter it into your fuel tank 1-2 gallons at a time.
 
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You could call your trash company, sometimes they have a hazardous material disposal program, or sometimes your local recycle center has the means to properly dispose of the fuel.

I am sure, as **** as California is about environmental stuff, they will be able to help you. If not I am sure they can provide some direction.
 
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Gasoline goes bad relatively quick. Diesel on the other hand, lasts years in the proper storage conditions.

Pull a sample from the bottom of the tank into a clear glass quart bottle and take a look. It may be OK to burn.

Failing that, call around and see who is still running waste oil heaters at their business. They'll be glad to take it off your hands.
 
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Thanks for the reply's guys. All good suggestions... Im in San Diego I don't own a heater and dont think Ive ever actually seen an oil burning heater, but a great idea! I am curious what the fuel looks like so I might try to get some out of the tank and give it a look see. Was there anti siphon devices installed in the fillers tube back in 2001?
 
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I would drain the tank, remove the tank and inspect its insides. I would filter the old fuel back into the tank, add cetane boost and dive it like it was free.
 
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Around here we would burn it in a turbo heater during the winter. Diesel is a little sootier than kerosene, but does the job.

The oil burner heaters mentioned above works well to use up old motor oil, atf, etc and common at auto repair shops. Its injected under pressure similar to a furnace.
 
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It sure would be sweet if someone made a aftermarket compression fitting drain plug that could be added to these plastic tanks. Humm I wonder if there is something like that?
 
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I would drain the tank, remove the tank and inspect its insides. I would filter the old fuel back into the tank, add cetane boost and dive it like it was free.
Don what would you use as a filter medium? I see that Mc Master sells filtration socks to really small micron sizes but would rather use something more accessible. Maybe pour it through a half dozen face breathing filters or something? Once filtered I could just add a few gallons at a time mixing it with new good fuel? There was a quart of this stuff in the truck... Says cetane boost so it looks like some filtering and Im ready to go?

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It sure would be sweet if someone made a aftermarket compression fitting drain plug that could be added to these plastic tanks. Humm I wonder if there is something like that?
You could always add fuel sump for easy draining, plus you could get all fuel out of the tank instead of leaving a gallon or two in the bottom if that's your kinda thing. The downsides are they could get hung up on stuff offroading and cutting a large hole in your tank.


 
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That looks really great! I wont be wheeling this off road too much that is what the other toys are for. This truck will just be used to get me to the playground.
 
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With the shop that you have I would pull the bed.

Take you maybe an hour and then you have easy access to the top of the tank. Pull out the sender and fuel pickup, do the hutch and harpoon mods and if the fuel looks like crap pump it out the top with a rotary pump on an electric drill.
 
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With the shop that you have I would pull the bed.

Take you maybe an hour and then you have easy access to the top of the tank. Pull out the sender and fuel pickup, do the hutch and harpoon mods and if the fuel looks like crap pump it out the top with a rotary pump on an electric drill.
Wow, I would never thought of tackling it that way... Im going to have to think that one over. Pull the bed to get to the fuel tank... sounds kinda weird. But it does make since. I hate to admit it but my head is spinning with working and the research on this truck. Is the Hutch thing just to get all the fuel out of the truck? I just havent had time to look over the link you sent me on that yet, Im wondering if I should just get the thing running first an then look into the Hutch thing? I was thinking about dropping the tank anyway and pressure washing it out?
 
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Hutch is moving the in tank screen filters outside the tank (Racor strainer or similar mounted on the frame before the fuel pump), and reworking the pick up foot in the tank.

Harpoon is simply trimming the vent lines as close as possible to the side of the tank to allow for faster, easier and more complete fill ups without having fuel puke all over you
 
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Hutch is moving the in tank screen filters outside the tank (Racor strainer or similar mounted on the frame before the fuel pump), and reworking the pick up foot in the tank.

Harpoon is simply trimming the vent lines as close as possible to the side of the tank to allow for faster, easier and more complete fill ups without having fuel puke all over you
Very cool and thanks for the info. I didn't even know there was slow fuel filling issues with these. Thanks again
 

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