The 64 4000 I'm bringing home tomorrow has a half tank of (so they say) 4 year old diesel in it. It did start and run just fine for a good 30 min before we parked it back in the barn.
Now, I'm told the deceased owner did, 4 yrs ago, regularly keep the filters changed ect ect.
My question is, do I drain and replace that half a tank of fuel, or just run down till near empty and fill it with fresh diesel, or... top it up with fresh mixed into that old stuff and stop thinking about it?
Re: Clean it out or burn it out? A fuel question... in reply to Nyquil Junkie, 03-23-2020 17:40:03
I bought a 3000 diesel that had sat in a field for 13 years and parted it out. It had nearly a full tank of fuel. I drained some of it into a can and it looked clean so I used it up in another tractor.
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