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Mile High

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Diesel Algae Colorado
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:48:38 PM »
In the Colorado cold over the winter - anyone worry about algae in the diesel when stored, and if so do you use an additive?
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Larry N.

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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 08:05:29 PM »
Not me, so far...
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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 08:40:23 PM »
You should have no problems in Colorado,, the problem areas are in the south east where the moisture is high ,, cold and dry climates are good for diesel fuel if stored properly.>>>Dan
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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 07:10:51 AM »
If your tank is full and you're going to use it within 6 months, I'd say you're fine.  If it's even 3/4 full or it will sit longer, I would put in a biocide or some other additive to prevent/kill algae. 

Nasty stuff to get rid of.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 09:51:18 AM »
Agree with the others - algae should not be a problem in high & dry Colorado.

If you will want to start the engine during the winter, you might consider an anti-gel additive. It helps the diesel fuel flow at low temperatures.
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Mile High

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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 10:30:27 AM »
Thanks all.  It's parked in a garage with a dirt floor, and in the winter it does build up frost on the outside of the coach, to the point it will obscure the windshield enough I have to scrape it.  However I have never found frost inside.  Am I still OK not using anything, or would that frost potentially build up inside the tank as well?   I keep the tank full to the top.

This will be my second year and I did not have any issues last year so I'm all for "if it ain't broke don't fix it" but I have hear about how tough it is to get rid of.
Brad and Dory
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
FMCA 457993 / WIT W170238

Larry N.

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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 11:17:41 AM »
I've been keeping diesel in full tanks every winter starting at the end of 2012, and there's not yet been a hint of a problem. I'm in Westminster.
Larry and Mary Ann N.
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2015 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited toad
Formerly: Trailmanor 2720SL, Bounder, Beaver
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Mile High

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Re: Diesel Algae Colorado
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 07:37:52 PM »
Thanks Larry
Brad and Dory
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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