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Old 26 February 2007, 14:18   #31
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Aviation fuel is always tested for water content - any present and the whole batch is rejected - apparently squaddies in Germany used this to great effect - no prizes for guessing what they used instead of water in the bowser.......
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Old 26 February 2007, 19:06   #32
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Hi guys,
Very interesting thread! I have a Panther 19SC with a 100ltr diesel tank. IT's a 2004 boat with only 150 hours on it (125 of those put up by me)

I always topped up the tank after use, so rarely was there much of the tank with air. The longest may have been 5-7 days during the summer. She is currently topped to the max for the winter.

Should I be concerned about contaminated fuel? For a small time user like myself, after how long should I consider cleaning out the tank? I guess it's the one good thing about having a small tank, regular top ups!
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Old 27 February 2007, 06:48   #33
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Old 27 February 2007, 06:52   #34
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Plainly, Soltron has no useful effect against bug growth. To be fair, Soltron does not claim to do this so I'll try putting it through a filter, which is Soltron's claim.

PBO has an article about fuel additives in the April issue which is available in a couple of days. It might make interesting reading.
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Old 27 February 2007, 06:58   #35
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Looks like a rather nasty movement - have you seen the doctor?
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April PBO just dropped through door and it has a report on the top 10 additives, soltron not in the recommended list but I have not read the article yet.
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Old 27 February 2007, 08:55   #37
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Looks like a rather nasty movement - have you seen the doctor?
Yeh, he didn't think Soltron would help.....
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Old 28 February 2007, 17:55   #38
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Bugs

Will wait for write up in mag, but i dont think there is any additive that will get rid of it, break it down and prevent it yes.
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A big thanks to Bedajim for supplying the filter medium.

The results: I filtered the whole contents of the jar through the 70 micron material, followed by the 35 micron material and then, finally, through the 10micron material. The fitrate was then poured back into the jar and photographed.

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