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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:10pm

Post Subject: Fuel tanks

Hello again. Please can you advise re the benefits or not of fully refulling your fuel tank after every journey. Will this help reduce the possibility of water in the fuel/condensation and fuel bug. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Peter.


Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:26am

Post Subject: Fuel tanks

In my view this is approaching the problem from completely the wrong direction. Completely filling the tank during the colder month of the year will help minimise condensation but you will still get a build up of water in your tank. The way to combat bug and minimise problems is to regularly remove and water and cloudy fuel from the bottom of the tank and to use a water removing fuel additive. Also make sure you can inspect the fuel filters, water separators and any strainers during servicing. If you find any signs of slime or goo use a fuel additive containing a biocide. Purchase your fuel from suppliers who have a high turnover and also have more to lose than you if the fuel is not well kept. This probably mean hire fleets or businesses that have a very large non-boat fuel turnover. Tony Brooks

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