Originally Posted by beamishken
I'm not convinced that avoiding supermarket fuel is the complete answer.
It may be that the info contained in sailrib's post 11 is close to the answer in that storage and handling post sale and extra ethanol content are the more likely the culprits. Pikey Dave probably hit the nail on the head with his suggestion that good filtration is the key
Large built in tanks will be much harder to manage than smaller portable tanks which can be totally drained and refilled easily which will reduce contaminate build up
I totally agree that not just a good but an excellent fuel filtration is very key. I suggest installing a 10 micron water separator filtration system. I think it's very important and it's not hard to do or maintain just need to make sure replacement filters are easy to get.
I suggest getting something like this with a clear bowl to see how much water and whatever else is there in the system.
I'm inclined to do a dual water separating filter system with a 5 micron & 30 micron fuel filters but only if does not restrict fuel flow for my traveling RIB. Plumbing it in series. This rib is always on a trailer or in a container going somewhere international to a place without a guarantee of good fuel quality or can sit for many months at a time. Spare filters do not take up too much space.
**** Also, Don't forget to frequently change the fuel filter located on the engine. A lot of people forget to do this.