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    Default 30 gallon Fuel Caddy - Change fuel - Cleanout?

    I just picked up a 30 gallon fuel caddy off of Craigs list. It was used with gasoline and I want to use it to fuel up my Bobcat. I have drained out all of the gas and have the bottom drain hole open along with the refill opening. I plan on leaving them open a day to 'dry' out the insides.

    Do I need to do anything else to 'clean it out' before I pour in Diesel and use it to fuel up my tractor?

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    Elite Member jonyyuma's Avatar
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    Default Re: 30 gallon Fuel Caddy - Change fuel - Cleanout?

    IMHO, it looks good to me, the way you have done it..Ymight give it a lite rinse and shake with a little diesel and dump it in a jar for a look see?
    Okay, Legal disclaimer: Old but not senile, definitely do not have the answer to everything!

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    Super Member crazyal's Avatar
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    Default Re: 30 gallon Fuel Caddy - Change fuel - Cleanout?

    Every so often there will be a news story about the state police going to ski areas and ticketing bus drivers because they are adding gas to their diesel because they bought fuel down "south" without anti-gel and now it's gelled up. My point is that a little gas is not going to hurt anything, if you let it evaporate then you'll be fine. The only thing I would look for is any dirt or debris inside the tank and remove it.
    Kubota L4240,Case 580K backhoe, Case 450 Dozer

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    Default Re: 30 gallon Fuel Caddy - Change fuel - Cleanout?

    I agree with crazyal, make sure you get any trash or sediment out. A little gas isn't going to hurt anything.

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