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Joel Ashley

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Re: Bio Content
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 08:16:19 PM »
Joe, check into the Power Service products “Bio-Kleen” and “Clear Diesel”.  Power Service is a good company with great customer service and advice, and I’ve used their products for years with no fuel problems.  You’d use the Bio-Kleen first to kill existing algae, then the Clear Diesel to help disperse and remove it.  There are other brands of similar products available.  But a fuel polish like Gerald speaks to may be necessary regardless, if the situation is very bad.

Algae forms on water in the tank.  The water usually comes from the coach being parked for long periods with the tank partially full, especially in humid areas or where temperatures have changed a lot daily.  The water condenses out on the tank walls when ambient temperatures cool them, then the condensate goes to the tank bottom where algae can begin and thrive. The best preventative is to always store the rig with a full fuel tank, so moist air can’t occupy any room in it.

Joel and Lee Rae Ashley
Clackamas, Oregon
36.9 ft. 2006 Monterey Ventura IV, aka"Monty Rae"
C9 400HP Cat
towing a 1997 Ford Explorer Limited, aka "Pearl"
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Joe Moreschi

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Re: Bio Content
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2018, 11:46:33 PM »
Joel I did make the mistake of sitting all summer with a near empty tank and thats why when Gerald brought that up I thought it makes sense so I am trying all remidies. I am sitting for a few weeks waiting for some veneer and cabinet work so I won't know for awhile how it all pans out . In the meantime I will change the filters,check valve and put additive while I sit and see what happens,as to Doug's suggestion it's too late to cut out the old filter since I have disposed of it but that's good info,never even crossed my mind to do that but no one ever said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer either. thanks to all and I'll report my progress when I get to Arizona in a few weeks(fingers crossed)