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Old 01-25-2010, 01:44 AM
ToroLandscaper ToroLandscaper is offline
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Why do diesel tanks discolor?

Maybe a dumb question, but why do the diesel tanks on mowers like exmark discolor and turn brownish? I owned a diesel Kubota and nothing ever discolored or anything. Here is an example of what I am talking about...
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:39 AM
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Richard Martin Richard Martin is offline
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It's because the diesel fuel fumes actually move right through the plastic. The new EPA rules regarding fumes should force Exmark to prevent that from happening.

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:39 AM
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Could the dye in offroad maybe cause this as well?
1999 F250 Diesel
2000 F350 Dump
16Ft Enclosed Trailer
10Ft Dump Trailer
12Ft Leaf Box Billy Goat
60" Exmark Lazer Z
52" Hustler Mini Z
44" Toro Z Master
36" Bunton WB
21" Honda WB
Redmax & Stihl Handhelds
Bunch of other crap!!
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