Diesel fuel-do I have to buy new cans?

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Diesel fuel-do I have to buy new cans?

Is there any problem with small amounts of diesel in a gas engine and vice-versa? I need to store some diesel fuel for a rental Bobcat and only have cans that I've used for gas and will continue to use for gas after I use them for the diesel.
 
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first remove the cap and open the vent on the can, then read the instructions on the bottom of the can. after that you can use them without any problem.
 
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Flopshot,
CUTE! Kinda reminds me of the guy who was so stupid he couldn't pour pee out of a boot if the directions were on the heel.
 
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Old 02-13-06, 02:55 PM
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Ok Then

Next time you buy a $5.95 bottle of injector or gas treatment, you may notice it sure smells alot like diesel fuel, because thats all it is . As for a little gasoline in a diesel, I wouldnt want to take a chance in scattering the rods and bearings all over my yard, Ive got enough to do. Bless your heart
 
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Originally Posted by suobs
Is there any problem with small amounts of diesel in a gas engine and vice-versa? I need to store some diesel fuel for a rental Bobcat and only have cans that I've used for gas and will continue to use for gas after I use them for the diesel.
No clean well before and after you use them .Gas and diesel all come from crude oil.
 
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Did I detect a straight answer?
 
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Originally Posted by suobs
Did I detect a straight answer?
Also make sure who ever uses the skid steer or bobcat knows where the diesel goes, the cap for the hydraulic fluid looks just as a regular cap, located on opposite side.
 
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Did I detect a straight answer?
Where did you get that idea. NOT ME I HOPE. I AM cANADIAN : :
 
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it would be fine, a small amount, very minute, we are talking about a tiny drop or two, won't hurt, injector cleaner is mostly kero, no deisel, but a deisel can run off kero. if your worried, leave the can open for a hour or so, then fill with deisel, after its all used up, put a tiny bit of gas in it, slosh it around, and pour it into a old container and let it dissipate.
 
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seriously suobs, the only problem is the color of the container. deisel is usually in a yellow can, kerosene in blue, and gas in red. just attach a tag indicating the contents so nobody get anything mixed up. someone grabbing a red can with gas thinking it's one of your red cans with deisel would be a disaster for the loader.
 
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Thanks for the great answers! And the entertaining ones too.
 
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Some places won't let you fill cans that are the wrong color. Gasoline goes in red cans, diesel goes in blue cans.

Otherwise, I wouldn't worry much about contamination from the clingage residue.
 
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