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I was driving the diesel every day for a total of about 600 miles per week. Now that my wife got a company car, I'm planning to let the truck sit during the week and commute with her car or my bike in good weather. So, I plan to fill the fuel and DEF (until I delete it) and leave it in the garage.
Will probably just run the truck for Lowes and Tractor Supply errands on the weekends unless we are going somewhere with the camper.

Should I add a fuel supplement? If so, what? Seafoam?
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How long do you anticipate a tank of gas lasting you?


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Personally I'd leave it alone. Lots of people only use their vehicles on weekends. Diesel has a usable shelf life of 6-12 months.

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I would say a tank should last 2 to 3 weeks at the most. Even though just used on weekends for errands, we do load the camper and disappear about once a month too...
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You'll burn that gas way faster than you would need an antifungal. Your good.


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Thanks! I never had a diesel before and wasn't really sure how much sitting might bother it.
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It can sit for ages. This is a non-concern, unless you're talking about many weeks. It'll be fine. I've had many diesels and never had any issues going on multi-week trips or using them as weekend-only vehicles.
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Up north, we transport and store diesel for a mirage of different uses; gen sets, furnaces, diesel powered trucks, heavy equipment, etc. The tank farms are in excess of a million liters, and the small point in time refueling these farms occurs in, (24 hours this time of year til the roads melt), the inventory of fuel has to last until the following year. From my knowledge, there is nothing added to the fuel, other than some type 1 to allow usage in colder climates and conditions; Ie winter blend diesel. While this fuel is all eventually consumed, it does sit for months and months at a time, through various severe conditions.

Short story, I'm certain it will be just fine for the month or two it takes to burn through a tank.
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our combines set idle for 9 months with just a occasional startup now and then with no problems .. def is good for a very long time if stored at a moderate temp .... no worries man !!! xxx
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I was driving the diesel every day for a total of about 600 miles per week. Now that my wife got a company car, I'm planning to let the truck sit during the week and commute with her car or my bike in good weather. So, I plan to fill the fuel and DEF (until I delete it) and leave it in the garage.
Will probably just run the truck for Lowes and Tractor Supply errands on the weekends unless we are going somewhere with the camper.

Should I add a fuel supplement? If so, what? Seafoam?

cant go wrong with the Seafoam. I put Seafoam in my tank about every other tank refill. Diesel has about a year long stability and you should be good to go either way.
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