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Old 01-18-2006, 01:57 PM
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Diesel additive dispenser/storage?

Cabin feaver setting in and with warmer weather getting close (4 more months LOL) I am thinking about summer trips. I usually keep a cleaned and dry pop bottle (plastic) full of additive in the tool box, measured and ready to add to a fill but during a trip to Lake Powell last July, when the truck was sitting in the parking lot under 105+ temps, disaster hit. The bottle leaked/ruptured and what a mess in the toolbox. The gallon bottle that the PowerKleen comes in is stout, but trying to dispense from it, especially when getting to the bottom is a real PITA!

I have thought of carring an empty cup but pouring and measuring at the pump is also a PITA. Who has come up with a pretty good alternative to pouring from the container and will hold up well in the heat?
 
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:43 PM
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i just keep a small funnel and a 1 qt bottle of diesel kleen that i refill with the 1 gallon bottle
 
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Old 01-18-2006, 04:22 PM
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I use old quart oil containers and do the same, refill from the bigger bottle.
 
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:30 PM
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I picked up a funnel that has a twist stopper built in. Measure it out in the top, twist the nozzle and go to the next tank. Works awesome.
 
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I use the small LUCAS bottle because it seems pretty thick and the pour end is tapered. Even when I switch back and forth to the Diesel Kleen from the LUCAS I pour it in the LUCAS bottle.
 
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You all seen those gallon containers with the smaller measuring section built into the top. They use them for RV holding tank deoderant. I'll bet one of those would work great if you rinsed all the old deoderant out once you were done with the container. Let it dry out for a few days next to the heater in the house and you have a nice clean dry container for your fuel additive with a built in measuring tool.
 
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Lots of ideas to try out here guys. Thanks and I'll be sure to stay away from the old pop bottles. The smell is just about gone from the tool box.
 
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:03 AM
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I use oil quart oil containers, but Kwik's idea is a great one. I've got a bottle of fuel conditioner with that measuring device on it that I'm going to change over to. It'll make things even more convenient.
 
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It`s the new Kwikktainer mod!!
 
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They additive you guys are talking about.....is it for carbon build up? If so, how often are you supposed to use that stuff? I have been using some Delo cleaner.
 
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The additive is for the injectors, keeps them lubed and keeps the fuel from gelling too (with the DK in the white bottle.)
 
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Originally Posted by kawika
The additive is for the injectors, keeps them lubed and keeps the fuel from gelling too (with the DK in the white bottle.)
Fuel pump lubed too!
With the onset of ULSD were probably going to need an equivalent of an IV
setup doing a constant slow drip of DFA into the tank!...LOL!...
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If so, how often are you supposed to use that stuff?
How often should you add it?
 
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In the winter I run the white bottle every time I fill up to prevent gelling. in the summer I become a little more lax and about every other tank with the grey bottle.
 

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