can water emulsify with petrol oil mix fuel in a carb
Tohatsu 50 on pre mix
After a strange running problem on the way home yesterday , engine missing badly over 4k revs, but ran ok on steady slower cruise .
I drained the tank and found no water , there was a drip of water in the fuel line when i drained that . fuel filter on the engine clean .
I drained each carb individually , top 2 clean bottom carb had cloudy fuel in it . No water droplets as i would expect to see .
I haven't a clue how it could get there if the tank had no water in it and the filter bowl was clean . even if it managed to suck in a little water while running it i wouldn't expect it to end up in the float chamber surely ? .
And i don't think i have ever seen water emulsify with fuel like that without dry fuel aditive etc .
Its only done about 20 hrs since i stripped the carbs . I have been out in some pretty rough weather and surf etc . but had cruised a fair way yesterday (eddystone etc) and burnt well over half a tank ful before it played up .