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Author Topic: 4104 Gen Fuel Tank  (Read 646 times)
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« on: October 14, 2013, 11:30:08 AM »

The generator fuel tank has black algae in it.
Is there a way to get rid of this without pulling the tank and pressure washing it.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 01:31:32 PM »

It has a bottom drain.  Years ago I flushed mine out with hot soapy water.  Just fill and let drain a few times.
If the bus is running, fill it about half way with water and dish soap and drive around a bit before draining.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 02:51:53 PM »

You could get the fuel polished .
     
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 02:59:53 PM »

If you would please explain polished.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 08:39:36 AM »

Fuel polishing is having the fuel run through a series of filters that will remove any gunk, dirt, water, and even the algae. There are services that will come on site to do this. It might just be cost effective to drain the tank and refill with fresh with fuel treatment added. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 09:20:10 AM »

Thank you Scott Simpson & TomC
The big thing here is to try and avoid pulling the tank.
I did that with the main tank and replaced all the fuel lines.

TomC what stuff should I add to the tank and will that get rid of the alge or is that just precautionary type thing once the alge is gone
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 03:03:12 PM »

The stuff that kills the algae is bio bore. You can build your own fuel polisher. All you need is a electric fuel pump and a fuel filter and some hose. Pump the fuel out of the tank through the filter and back in to the tank . Let it run for a few days . Untill the fuel is clean. Depending on how dirty the fuel is you may have to change the filtr a few times.

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 03:13:29 PM »

10-4 Sounds simple enough.
I'll do it this weekend and report back
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »

There is no need to buy the bio stuff that is not alge it is a fungus a gal of methanol from Ace Hardware will work as good if not better,methanol is the boaters choice 
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