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Old 06 May 2004, 14:53   #1
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Water in fuel has caused me a lot of problems last year ( about 6000 kwids worth) and I am determined never to have the problem again.

so I am going to install twin filters on each of my fuel lines, keep my tanks topped up. filter the fuel before it goes in the boat etc.

on top of this I want to use something like fuel set/Soltron/wynns fuel additive. does anybody else use thes and if so which one. I need a solution for diesel and petrol

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Old 06 May 2004, 14:58   #2
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re the water in the fuel
is it from the source or tanks left half empty and condesation forming
if the former where do you buy from so we can avoid it .
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Old 06 May 2004, 15:07   #3
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is it from the source or tanks left half empty and condesation forming
if the former where do you buy from so we can avoid it .
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To be honest it's probably a bit of everything. Leaving the tanks half empty (but usually only overnight) and we bought about 6k's worth of fuel from Shell Northam last year and won't be doing it again this year.

Unfortunately when the Opti failed the water sensor had become detached from the filter so the engine didn't switch to guardian mode when it had a problem or give me any warning.

To be fair I split the tank at sea on the Avon 8.4 so I cant blame that on the fuel supplier
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we bought about 6k's worth of fuel from Shell Northam
Stuart, we've put hundreds (actually, probably thousands?!? ) of litres from the same petrol station into both boat and car, and, touch wood, all OK for us.
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well I gotta blame somebody Rich! We are pretty certain that the fuel had some some water in it. I go to the BP station up the road now
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6k's worth of fuel from Shell Northam
Did this fuel go straight into the boat(s) or did you store it in a container of some sort?
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Did this fuel go straight into the boat(s) or did you store it in a container of some sort?
It generally goes straight in
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So up til recently you were generallyOK?
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So up til recently you were generallyOK?
I'm always OK but the boats were having problems all season.
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Rogue, I know that filling station fuel pump fitters have some sort of paste that you can wipe on a dip stick and place in the fuel. If water is present it turns blue. May be worth trying to track some down.

Turning blue is probably better than you turning red after the water has done it's damage.

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