[Vwdiesel] Dead petrol
vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Tue Aug 14 00:50:31 EDT 2007
I think the acceptable ration is no more than 10%, so 1 gal for every
10 of diesel.
On Aug 13, 2007, at 7:39 AM, Doyt W. Echelberger wrote:
> At 01:15 PM 8/12/2007, you wrote:
>> In my 1970 Bedford CF gasser camper I have between 5 and 10 gallons of
>> 'dead' gasoline. It's been stood for some 2 years. We don't get algae
>> here but I guess crucial volatile vapours have dissipated. Stopping
>> it from
>> igniting with a spark plug. Rather than waste it can I add some
>> quantity of
>> multigrade oil and stuff it down my Quantum TD?
> The owners manual for my 1982 German-assembled Jetta suggested mixing
> gasoline with diesel fuel to avoid winter gelling, if commercial
> winter-grade fuel was not available. I THINK the ratio was about a
> of gasoline to 4 gallons of summer-grade diesel....but I am working
> with a
> very old memory and an aging set of brain cells.
> So, I can tell you that about 20 years ago the manufacturer said it
> was OK
> to add gasoline to diesel fuel, as you propose....but don't remember
> (precisely) the approved ratio.
> Bottom line.....Maybe the conservative way would be to dilute diesel
> with small amounts of dead gasoline, such as a gallon of gasoline to
> gallons of diesel.
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