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I''m adding some Starbrite Diesel Fuel Water Absorber to my 27 gal tank )for winter storage. The instructions say 16 fl. oz. treats up to 250 gallons of diesel fuel.

Question: Using a straight ratio, this works out to only 2oz for a 27 gallon tank. Should I add more ... and is this recommended. Can you put too much of this stuff in a tank. 2oz doesn''t sound like a lot for a 6-month layover for a sailboat.

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I have a 39-gallon fuel tank. My dealer uses Biobor and told me to add two ounces per 30 gallons.
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obviously you shud always follow the directions. that being said, i would agrue that it depends on both the quantity of fuel in the tank and the volume of air. I would imagine that the onset of cold weather would cause to moisture in the air to condense thereby adding water to the fuel. Most suggest filling the tank prior to winter storage to minimize this effect.
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