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Old January 17th, 2013, 20:27   #1
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I was wondering by chance you can get cheap fuel I have 01 vw bug tdi filled up at no name station, have 150 miles highway going 75mph little below 3/4.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 20:31   #2
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Yes, absolutely possible to get cheap, old, or wrong fuel... Or any combination of the afore mentioned.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 20:42   #3
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Pump "clicked off" early?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 21:26   #4
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pump did not click off early, I get my fuel at truck stop most time got at mom pop store . I wont get any fuel there anymore
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Old January 17th, 2013, 22:15   #5
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I've been driving VW diesels for 33 years ........ always bought it at the cheapest place, unless there was a real reason to go somewhere else, such as raining and no canopy, crowd, messy concrete (oil slick), etc. The biggest difference from tank to tank fill-ups is how fast I have been driving and the number of miles that were not on the road (highway).

I have just under 100 gallons in the two tanks on my RV that's about 5 years old ............should I dump it and purchase fresh fuel?

If you change your fuel filter at least once per year, the fuel will be just fine going into your engine! I always change my filter in late November or early December so it to be fresh for the winter months.
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I've been driving VW diesels for 33 years ........ always bought it at the cheapest place, unless there was a real reason to go somewhere else, such as raining and no canopy, crowd, messy concrete (oil slick), etc. The biggest difference from tank to tank fill-ups is how fast I have been driving and the number of miles that were not on the road (highway).

I have just under 100 gallons in the two tanks on my RV that's about 5 years old ............should I dump it and purchase fresh fuel?

If you change your fuel filter at least once per year, the fuel will be just fine going into your engine! I always change my filter in late November or early December so it to be fresh for the winter months.
PS makes a product called Clear Diesel for long term storage of diesel to keep it fresh longer.
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PS makes a product called Clear Diesel for long term storage of diesel to keep it fresh longer.

Thanks! I probably should siphon out about 30 gallons and use in my Jetta (a little at a time) and replace the 30 gallons with fresh diesel and additive!

I also have had 40 gallons since Katrina (2005)..... with staybil in it!

Diesel fuel has much longer storage possibilities than gasoline (by far).
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