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What is the best (meaning economical and effective) additive long term storage of ULSD diesel fuel? Brand recommendation and source appreciated.

It needs to be stable for up to 6 months.

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What is the best (meaning economical and effective) additive long term storage of ULSD diesel fuel? Brand recommendation and source appreciated.

It needs to be stable for up to 6 months.

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You really only need to add an anti-fungal additive. Use Bio-Bor. It will prevent algae from growing in the fuel which will clog the filters. It is also good practice to pour the fuel trough a good filter/strainer before it goes into your tank.

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Wernt you getting a 300 gallon tank or something like that?

I would dump a bottle of Power Service in and forget about it. PowerService in the white bottle is about $5 at Wal Mart, and will do exactly what your needing.
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What is the best (meaning economical and effective) additive long term storage of ULSD diesel fuel? Brand recommendation and source appreciated.

It needs to be stable for up to 6 months.

Tim T.
Racor Bio-Cide and PowerService Diesel Fuel Supplement!

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Yup, I am picking up a 275 gallon 10 gauge tank. Comes with a hand stroke pump and 12 VDC pump. I have a good place to put it out of the weather. I will use fill it up in the fall and use till empty. Seal the tank up tight and in the spring dump 5 gallons of gasoline in it, slosh around a bit and drain it out. Put this in my lawn mower. Fill it up with 93 octane and some stabilizer for use in the super charged boat. 93 octane for the boat can be a chore to find. I will test the 93 before placing in the tank. The 275 gallons will get me through to mid to late summer.

Repeat process until broke.
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