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Old 08-27-2005, 12:01 AM
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How does a person.................

How can you tell if there is algea in fuel tank???
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:07 AM
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You should be running a clear inline fuel filter.. always ask online supply places if their's are clear before ordering them... you can see little black dots forming in it...that is the sign....
Otherwise it is a matter of waiting until your tank filter gets so clogged that it cuts off fuel to your engine.... usually out on a long trip a long way from your tools.... LOL
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Old 08-27-2005, 03:43 AM
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Yep.Black specks in the fuel line,or glack goop in the fuel filter means algea.Never run into it myself before though and I'm wondering.Once you've put the algeacide in you'r tank.Does it just kill the algea,meaning you'll still get plugged filters untill you've run it all out of you'r fuel system?Or does that stuff disolve the algea also?
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Old 08-27-2005, 07:40 AM
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i have had

good luck just putting in the fungicide and not doing anything with the tank strainer. reapply killer several times and change both fuel filters of course.

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