Diesel Carried in Plastic Petrol Jerry Can

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 12:48
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Hi all,

My next trip requires me to carry an extra 20L of diesel. I have a Plastic Jerry Can that is suitable for fuel. The jerry can has only been used once to carry petrol. Any feedback/comments on if it will be ok to fill it with diesel.

Thanks in advance
Phil P
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 12:57

Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 12:57
Rince it out with a bit of diesel first should be fine then.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 13:13

Saturday, Aug 07, 2004 at 13:13
Hi Phil,

It will be fine, no dramas at all. Petrol is only a more refined version of diesel, so they will mix no dramas. Its only if you start adding a significant % of petrol to diesel that you will start to get problems fuel wise.

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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 11:19

Sunday, Aug 08, 2004 at 11:19
I read somewhere when I had my Terrano TD27 that in some climatic conditions (cold if my memory serve me correct ) you could have upto 30% ulp in the diesel mix, not that I ever tried it.

If thats true then some minor residue of ULP in a 20 liter carrier would not seem much of a risk.

Russell
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Reply By: Michael - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 07:35

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 07:35
I believe if you run a high % of petrol the end of the injectors get too hot and the ends melt and distort......
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