LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL CONDITIONER
When possible, use existing fuel formulations for engines
used off-highway. This fuel will not require any additives
However, many local fuel distributors will not carry both
low and regular sulfur diesel fuels.
If only low sulfur fuel is available, Inhibitor,
Corrosion/Lubricity Improver, Fuel Soluble should be
added at the recommended concentration
(MIL-PRF-25017). Nearly all other diesel fuel conditioners
only improve cold weather flow and stabilize long-term
fuel storage. They do not contain the lubrication additives
needed by rotary fuel injection pumps.
DIESEL FUEL STORAGE
Store diesel fuel in plastic, aluminum, and steel
Proper fuel storage is critically important. Use clean
containers specially coated for diesel fuel storage.
storage and transfer tanks. Periodically drain water
and sediment from bottom of tank. Store fuel in a
Avoid storing fuel over long periods of time. If fuel is
convenient place away from buildings.
stored for more than a month prior to use, or there is a
slow turnover in fuel tank or supply tank, add a fuel
IMPORTANT: DO NOT store diesel fuel in
conditioner such as John Deere PREMIUM DIESEL
galvanized containers. Diesel fuel
FUEL CONDITIONER or fuel conditioner meeting
stored in galvanized containers
MIL-S-53021 to stabilize the fuel and prevent microbial
reacts with zinc coating on container
growth in the fuel. John Deere PREMIUM DIESEL
to form zinc flakes. If fuel contains
FUEL CONDITIONER is available in winter and
water, a zinc gel will also form. The
summer formulas. Fuel conditioner also reduces fuel
gel and flakes will quickly plug fuel
gelling and controls wax separation during cold
filters, damage injection nozzles and
Consult your John Deere engine distributor or servicing
DO NOT use brass-coated containers
dealer for recommendations and local availability.
for fuel storage. Brass is an alloy of
Always follow manufacturer's directions on label.
copper and zinc.