Fuel Right diesel additive

Howler

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My thought too. He's proven you can't pour something in your fuel tank that will fix anything, except dead Empty.

I put fuel additives at slightly less effective than the coin under the mast. What origin or denomination coin, what year, one or a pocket full? Has anyone tried a Visa card?

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It was pretty awesome when they pulled the mast of the 1797 heavy frigate Constitution about 20 years ago and displayed the butt of the mast with the indentations from the coins that had been laid under it.
 

Howler

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I'm old school, it used to be NMR imaging, but nuclear kills people so now its MRI. Don't let on that there are magnets in them or we'll be calling the machines RIs soon...
(Resonance is probably bad for you too.)
On the face of it, I can imagine situations in which aggressively wiggling the nuclei of a lot of the atoms in some focused part of your body might be a bad thing. The first researchers who stuck their heads into the fields of early prototype MRI machines were brave. Some small percentage of patients apparently feel weird in the MRI machine, possibly due to the strong magnetic field doing something to the inner ear, and not due to the resonance or the excitation field.
 

Fleetwood

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On the face of it, I can imagine situations in which aggressively wiggling the nuclei of a lot of the atoms in some focused part of your body might be a bad thing. The first researchers who stuck their heads into the fields of early prototype MRI machines were brave. Some small percentage of patients apparently feel weird in the MRI machine, possibly due to the strong magnetic field doing something to the inner ear, and not due to the resonance or the excitation field.
FFS nuclei wiggle all the time, that's what they do.
People feel weird all the time doing all sorts of things, that's what they do. Not got anything to do with the physics of the situation tho'.
 

Max Rockatansky

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Fuel treatments will not remove growth from tank walls. Neither will polishing.
this bears repeating. You gat to reach in and wipe. Nothing else will solve. Adding filters will mean that you’ll clog them, unless you solve the basic problem.

My tanks did not have inspection ports. It was a very hellish experience for me to cut ports in, but well worth the trouble. BTW cut ovals, as that shape facilitates installation of flanges.

Once the walls are wiped, then additives help to prevent future issues.
 

wick

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What Max said above. Get in there and wipe them. Best additive is elbow grease. If you can’t get in there, make that your first project.
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CapDave

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If you have a dip stick hole you can use a stick with a swab on its tip to touch the bottom and wiggle a bit

Black stick tip and it’s fouled

Racor Fuel filter inspection is also an indicator

Clean tanks and your filters stay clean for a very long time

All tanks are fouled

Clean them
Step one when I take over a new boat (or buy one) is open the fuel tanks and clean them, every time! Current boat bought at age of 9 had a half-gallon of water and a quart of sludge in each tank!
 

slug zitski

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Modern eco …low sulphur diesel fouls very fast and promote corrosion

Get your tank cleaning routine organized so that you can frequently open and clean

I like to haul the boat out with empty tanks…fast and easy ho clean when in the shipyard out of the water

 

seaker

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. I was told the red dye is indicative of treated fuel.
Red dye means road tax has not been paid on the fuel. It's expensive if a commercial vehicle enforcement officer dips a trucks tank and finds red. And like any dye a little goes a long way. Red dyed fuel can be boat, offroad, or heating oil.
 

mckenzie.keith

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I am definitely going to make sure the tank is opened up and cleaned out. There is an inspection plate. I never considered any other alternative other than to open the tank and verify that it is clean prior to the embarkation. I was just curious about fuel right. That is all.
 

TwoLegged

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Red dyed fuel can be boat, offroad, or heating oil.
Not always. I dunno the rules for any part of North America, but in the European Union and the UK, marked diesel can be used for marine propulsion only for commercial vessels.
 

Howler

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FFS nuclei wiggle all the time, that's what they do.
People feel weird all the time doing all sorts of things, that's what they do. Not got anything to do with the physics of the situation tho'.
Completely independent of resonance, some percentage of people get instant vertigo when their heads are exposed to a strong magnetic field, e.g. from an MRI machine or from some other big magnet unrelated to MRI. This is a repeatable mainstream observation, not fringe BS.
 




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