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Branson N Tucson

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Posted: 05/30/20 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure but you stated, you may take short trips this summer.what is the difference in taking the longer trip to Florida? Your out in public either trip.

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We normally spend the winter in AZ in an area with limited medical resources. Short trips near to home allows shopping curbside as we are now, not having to go inside businesses unless we feel comfortable. We hope things improve and we can go but are being watchful as the disease spread hopefully lessens. Hate getting older and needing to be more cautious. Still hoping the predicted second wave does not occur. No one has a crystal ball on this. Stay safe all.

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magicbus wrote:

I put a bit of diesel biocide in my tank when I get home from my winter trip in case I don't travel before next winter. Although many do, I never bother fill the tank, just add a bit of fuel to wash down the biocide.

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I do not use Diesel myself but we used it at the office when I was a working dispatcher at least every time Detroit Edison failed us we used it... I agree with Magicbus

I had a friend (Our paths diverged) who had a beautiful 25 year old blue bird bus that would not run right... Turns out to be his problem.. He had a pro out there workign on it getting no place and finally I pointed to the pre-filter in the fuel line.

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A bottle of algicide, a new filter and VAROOM


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Just have spare filters and know how to change them if needed.
Condensation might be an issue and it will stop at the filters.
I don't think I have ever changed a filter without dumping the contents in a clear container (2 ltr bottle cut off) and checking for water!
Just today I spotted water in a neighbors Kubota Tractor filter and poured contents into bottle to show her.
I have reused filters too when they were clear or not that old.

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jdc1 wrote:

I let my diesel Bobcat sit for almost a year. Charged the battery and fires right up every time.

Same with farmers combines,fill with fuel, disconnect neg battery cable, and forget about it until next harvest season.


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Ray,IN wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

I let my diesel Bobcat sit for almost a year. Charged the battery and fires right up every time.

Same with farmers combines,fill with fuel, disconnect neg battery cable, and forget about it until next harvest season.
The big difference being that a farmer doesn’t hop on a piece of farm equipment and drive it 1000 miles in 2 days. And, if they hit a clogged filter, they aren’t sitting in the middle of nowhere trying to change a fuel filter that they can’t access nearly as easily as on their combine, tractor or Bobcat. Having maintained two Cummins and a Yanmar I can state it’s a bit of an apples and oranges comparison.

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magicbus wrote:

Ray,IN wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

I let my diesel Bobcat sit for almost a year. Charged the battery and fires right up every time.

Same with farmers combines,fill with fuel, disconnect neg battery cable, and forget about it until next harvest season.
The big difference being that a farmer doesn’t hop on a piece of farm equipment and drive it 1000 miles in 2 days. And, if they hit a clogged filter, they aren’t sitting in the middle of nowhere trying to change a fuel filter that they can’t access nearly as easily as on their combine, tractor or Bobcat. Having maintained two Cummins and a Yanmar I can state it’s a bit of an apples and oranges comparison.

Dave
That is my point, farmers who I know seldom have fuel problems, as they always fill fuel tanks prior to storage. I haven't had a fuel problem in years.

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