Fuel Containers

Submitted: Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:37
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Hi,
This will sound a bit silly to some of you but here goes.
I am taking off on a 4000k trek on Thursday (Adelaide -Oodnadata track-Mt Dare-Simpson-Birdsville-Innaminka - Quorn - Adelaide)
My question is:
I am going to use my unleaded fuel containers to carry diesel. How fussy do I have to be in cleansing the containers. If there was a tablespoon of unleaded in the container would this be disastrous
Thanks
Huggy
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Reply By: handy - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:44

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:44
Go for it , that small amount wont worry it.
you will probably get a heap of responses saying i allways put a bit of petrol in
my diesel, i wont go there. cheers
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:46

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:46
I think Mercedes recommends adding a bit of petrol to the diesel in really cold climates in Europe??
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Reply By: turbo 79series - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 19:07

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 19:07
Just buy a litre of diesel and pour it into each container shaking it so it reaches all parts or the container this will be sufficient to clean, them a tablespoon of unleaded would not be a problem even if it was in a 1 litre container. Interesting call sign my surname is Huggins
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 19:55

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 19:55
The very short answer to your question is .... No!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 20:28

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 20:28
short answer is no. no problems.

long answer is, that ULP is often used to "Alpinate" diesel fuel for cold climates decreasing the gel temperature.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:50

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:50
....... & make starting easier.
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Reply By: HUGGY (SA) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 09:40

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 09:40
Thank you for your input guys. I didn't want to take any chances and now I have piece of mind. This forum is great
Huggy
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:22

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:22
SWMBO took cruiser to refuel ,put 8lt of unleaded in main tank before realizing mistake ,added 70lt of diesel ,, run like a swiss watch ,, did NO harm.
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