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Old 06-24-2019, 09:16 AM
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So how does algae grow in diesel tanks? The tank I got the heating oil from was in a basement. Vehicle tanks certainly don't get any sunlight. The one barrel of heating oil I had from before that I pumped out the bottom had a bunch of wierd clumpy crap I assumed was algae and it was a black poly barrel. Is it fungi in there?

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:14 AM
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even the diesel aditive companies say algae,but their wrong
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:19 PM
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That home heating oil is the devil's wine. Watch for water contamination and filter clogging crap at the bottom of the tank. I save it for the summer because if I run the blower the stink gets in the car.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:06 AM
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That home heating oil is the devil's wine. Watch for water contamination and filter clogging crap at the bottom of the tank. I save it for the summer because if I run the blower the stink gets in the car.
Yeah I've experimented with it in the Mercedes a little just to see if it seemed any noisier or power difference and all I got was a water filled filter. Maybe it needs to run through the centrifuge with some wmo. It was kind of odd though. The crap I dumped out of the filter had a clearish top layer but not a bunch of water on the bottom. A little bit but not much. I had run it through a filter sock that didn't pull much chunky stuff out either.

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Old 07-26-2019, 09:05 PM
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My strainer full of FUNGi

My "new" E300D with 48K miles had one negative thing that I discovered after changing the fuel strainers.
Algae or Fungi whatever the heck
I am on the issue now with lots of additives.
I guess I dodged a bullet.
Despite the amount of gunk (I knocked off half of it before taking the foto) the car ran fine!
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That home heating oil is the devil's wine. Watch for water contamination and filter clogging crap at the bottom of the tank. I save it for the summer because if I run the blower the stink gets in the car.

Home heating oil is generally high sulfur, mix that with water from the combustion process and you get sulfuric acid. This acid build up is why high efficiency / condensing oil furnaces are virtually non existent.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:11 PM
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Home heating oil is generally high sulfur, mix that with water from the combustion process and you get sulfuric acid. This acid build up is why high efficiency / condensing oil furnaces are virtually non existent.
I guess you'd need a ceramic or glass condensing section installed that can trap the acid and drain it safely away.

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