Decade Old #2 Furnace Oil

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NoSmoke
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Post By: NoSmoke » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 6:11 am

I use diesel fuel all the time, but never noticed, when my Grandmother died, her fuel tank had just been filled with #2 home heating oil. It is now ten years old, BUT suffering goodness it is 275 gallons of fuel. My little Kubota tractor burns 7 gallons per day....that is a lot of free fuel.

Is there a way to recondition the fuel so it can be used? I assume by now it has algae in it, or was 2008 quality fuel?

Even if there is no way I can use the fuel in my tractor, sadly I am left with no good way to dispose of it.

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Post By: freetown fred » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 6:26 am

N, I've used 10 yr old #2 with just adding a pint of Marvel Mystery oil with no problem (my own remedy for any old fuel). It too was in a water tight house tank.

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Post By: NoSmoke » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Awesome, my tractor will run cheap for the next two years with that much free fuel...as soon as I replace its clutch! :-(

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Post By: freetown fred » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 4:21 pm

As you well know---it never ends my young friend!! No matter what you're runnin!!! :lol:
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Post By: creek44 » Fri. Sep. 21, 2018 4:47 pm

Where to buy small quantities of Pri-D:

https://www.batterystuff.com/fuel-treatments/PRID32oz.html

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