Diesel Storage

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 18:10
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How long can you store diesel in a fully sealed plastic jerry can for?

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Reply By: Flash - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 18:32

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 18:32
Probably as long as you like.
Diesel has low vapour pressure, .... and I have used diesel which has been stored four or five years with no drama.
Totally different situation compared to petrol.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:10
Hi Goona,

Actualy not an easy question to answer! If you had "fresh" diesel that had no water or bacteria in it, then basically as long as you like. However, all diesel has contamination to some degree by the time you buy it at the bowser.

There is no hard and fast rule, but I certainly would not want to use diesel in my vehicle that had been stored for 3 months IMHO, even in ideal conditions. You simply do not know how "fresh" it was to start with.

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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:48

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 21:48
Hey Goona - I agree totally with the Captain. Storage of diesel is a nightmare for oil companies especially trying to keep 'Gladys' out of it because of the water. If you have some >2 or 3 months use it to treat your fence posts for white ants it's not worth running the risk for a few litres.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 23:53

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2004 at 23:53
Why not use it as soon as possible

what scenario you talking about? comin back from trip, and just puttin in shed? or buyign now while cheap, and storing 10 44gal drums in shed for later ;)
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Follow Up By: Goona - Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:56

Thursday, Jul 01, 2004 at 20:56
Truckster,

Just storing for 1 to maybe 2 months at the out most. Just stockpiling but try to turn over regularly as possible.
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