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    Default Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    I keep a landcruiser in Johannesburg for going into the bush. Sure to covid-19 I haven't been able to travel (British national) for the past year the fuel tanks are full (approx 150l). And the truck has been started monthly for about 10 minutes.

    Will the fuel be ok to drive? Anyone recommend an additive that might help clean the field system and injectors?

    I will be driving approx 1500-1800 over 2 weeks.

    TIA

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    Default Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    My experience is that all should be fine. Diesel doesn't age like petrol. Started my old HJ47 after 2 years and all was good. We have tractors that work for 3 months of the year and stand for the rest and they are always fine.

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    Default Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    A 1HZ wouldn't get damaged easily by old diesel, and 1 year for diesel should be fine.

    Take a spare fuel filter with and drive it.

    We have generators that often stand for more than a year without running except for monthly start ups.
    So the diesel in there gets old, more than a year I would guess.
    Never had any problems.

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    Default Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    At UKBP150 maybe better to drain it when you get here and refill.
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    Default Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    If you have a diesel water separator, I'd drain that and then put a new diesel filter in.

    Add a diesel additive that kills the fungus and then drive....

    Even if you decide to drain the diesel, I'd still do the above.
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    Default Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    you can assess what's in your main tank by using the inspection hatch under the back seat . then make a call on the rest .

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    Default Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    Thanks. I don't have this. Problem is I have twin tracks with a total capacity of 160 litres and is probably got 150 in it so it's a lots to drain.

    Doubt if I have a diesel water separator either.

    Will definitely use the fungicide but are there any early signs of problem diesel after I start driving?
    Quote Originally Posted by NewLandy View Post
    If you have a diesel water separator, I'd drain that and then put a new diesel filter in.

    Add a diesel additive that kills the fungus and then drive....

    Even if you decide to drain the diesel, I'd still do the above.

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