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Feb 13, 2012 by | Posted in Boats & Boating

Bio Diesel storage in cans and my lorry fuel tank.?

Is it correct that you con nott store Bio Diesel? I only use my lorry aFEWw times a year to transport my vintage tractor to local shows, i have been told that it is notrecommendd to keep diesel for a long time, What about the diesel in my lorry tank? some times it is two years before i fill it up. What can problem can this cause.


Finished biodiesel fuel that has been washed and dried has a long shelf life when properly stored. Six months or so is possible but much longer could create problems. Biodiesel should be stored in closed containers or cans that are completely filled to the top. Storing biodiesel in partially filled containers is not recommended because condensation can build up on the inside of the container and cause the biodiesel to deteriorate over a long period of time and can possibly cause the growth of bacteria and mold. When storing biodiesel containers or cans, it's important to keep them away from direct sunlight and insulated from low temperatures. Biodiesel will gel at a higher temperature than petroleum-based diesel fuel, but it will return to its liquid state when it is heated or allowed to gradually warm up. Biodiesel containers should also be protected from precipitation and excess moisture because of the aforementioned issues with condensation.

mark t | Feb 14, 2012
 Fred K | Feb 14, 2012
Should not be a problem with well made (dry) bio, kept in a sealed tank. There is the possibility of bacterial growth, so it may be worth changing the fuel filter more regularly and checking if any residue is retained by it. There are additives that supposedly prevent the problem but you can't tell if you really need it until it's too late.
45 auto | Feb 16, 2012
Bio or any other diesel should not be stored with our a additive for algae and octane boost best to remove all the fuel and start fresh more cost effective in the long run.I won't run Bio tried it 1 time and lost power smoked and mileage went down. just my experience.
Sep 07, 2011 by | Posted in Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Tips on Pumping Petrol, Are these 4 fuel tips correct?

My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every Litre: Here at the Shell Pipeline where I work, we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period .. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 Litres. 1) Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the petrol, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening.... your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps. 2) When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money. 3) One of the most important tips is to fill up when your Petrol tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more Petrol you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petrol storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the Petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount. 4) Another reminder, if there is a petrol truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy Petrol, DO NOT fill up; most likely the petrol is being stirred up as the Petrol is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.


Yes, all true. But bear in mind that vapour recovery from a 38,000 litre petrol tanker delivering to a petrol station has been stated to yield about 5 lires. Hardly a massive percentage. Driving a modern aerodynamic family car at 60 mph instead of 70 plus will typically give another 4 to 8 mpg on a motorway. Obeying the speed limits on mixed driving and avoiding harsh acceleration will do the same. Ex petroleum industry insider.

fred35 | Sep 08, 2011
flumpo | Sep 07, 2011
Some interesting points there. I've been told the fill up in the cold thing before but I'm not sure how much difference that would really make, as won't you just be pumping the denser petrol into the engine when driving cancelling each other out? Some other good tips which you will notice in your pocket straight away are: Don't ever buy anything other than petrol from the petrol station. An overpriced mars bar and a can of red bull will cost up to a pound more when bought together than in a shop. If you bought 20 litres of petrol you just paid an extra 5p a litre when the snacks are taken into account. Don't drive to a further away petrol station to save 1-2p a litre as the cost of driving there if over a mile will out weigh the 1-2p saving. Take any extra weight out of your car. Including the spare tyre and jack if you are brave enough and a member of the aa. If you are a fatty bum bum go on a diet, you will save loads on the snacks and the petrol and will also feel and look better.
petunia13 | Sep 07, 2011
i knew most of this already, but thanks anyway.

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