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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Diesel/Bio/SVO and aluminum tanks

I am looking at adding some fuel capacity and considering either an Al tank or plastic tanks in the bed. I haven't found any plastic tanks I like, so that may be a moot point. But I can build a large Al tank for the bed. The question is about compatibility. I have read that SVO and Bio can be problematic in steel tanks, how does this effect Al. Also if I primarily run Bio or SVO in the big AL tank would there be any problems with running regular diesel in the tank as well, say I can't find bio or SVO on a trip.

Thanks with the smog check discussions, crappy ULSD and the price of regular diesel I am considering all options to keep the truck running cleanly, efficiently, affordabley and reliably.

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Re: Diesel/Bio/SVO and aluminum tanks

Anyone? Is this the wrong forum?

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Re: Diesel/Bio/SVO and aluminum tanks

I don't have an answer on the bd or svo. A lot of big rigs have AL fuel tanks. I have not heard of any problems with AL and diesel fuels.

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Re: Diesel/Bio/SVO and aluminum tanks

All types of diesel are fine in aluminum as are bio fuels such as biodiesel and SVO. Most fuel tanks on larger trucks are either steel or aluminum. The only issue with steel tanks is if they are galvanized.
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Re: Diesel/Bio/SVO and aluminum tanks

Thanks guys that what I wanted to hear. I may have to use this as an excuse to get me a new spool gun.

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