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Old 02-02-2001, 06:40 PM
Ron Johnstone Ron Johnstone is offline
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Location: Santa Clara, CA
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I had a horrendous algae problem in my old 78 240D. No amount of additive cured the problem, so I finally had to remove the fuel tank from the car and sterilize it by swishing it with with acid -the dilute hydrochloric acid used for cleaning brick and stone is good, then rinse, then repeat the swishing with bleach, then very thoroughly washing with hot water and drying it and then reinstalling it. I still had a slight residual problem because my fuel lines were still contaminated but at least it was under control. The problem came about because it was originally owned by a LOL who ran through a tank of fuel only every few months and the damn stuff supports life. If you use a tank a week or two, it won't happen.
'76 240D-Sold
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