Fuel Algae?

Ontario Outlaw

Hozer Witta Hood
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On the left, my buddies fuel from his tank. On the right, fresh fuel from this morning.

Algae?
 

Ontario Outlaw

Hozer Witta Hood
I don’t know about that, I know he made his tanks into 150 gallon tanks for more range. I assume he’d never get below quarter tanks, he pulls heavy and up north. I won’t let my tanks get below half tanks running up north
 

ironpony

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There's an easy triage here... eliminate algae by treating for it. Go to the local marina and get some algaecide - they have severe problems with it, and I'm told that the stuff they use is 100% more effective than anything you can get through the trucking industry. If the problem goes away... bingo!

If soot is getting into the returned fuel, you have a vastly more expensive problem.
 

Mike

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There's an easy triage here... eliminate algae by treating for it. Go to the local marina and get some algaecide - they have severe problems with it, and I'm told that the stuff they use is 100% more effective than anything you can get through the trucking industry. If the problem goes away... bingo!

If soot is getting into the returned fuel, you have a vastly more expensive problem.
Yep, you can treat for algae, even for asphaltene. (hard to see what it looks like right now with the glare coming into my truck).

Soot, easily enough to diagnose with an oil sample, a bit more expensive to fix.
 
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Ontario Outlaw

Hozer Witta Hood
What’s the difference between algae and asphatene?

Just out of curiosity, can you send fuel in for testing?
 

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