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Old 11-30-2005, 07:26 PM
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Algae/Fungus fixation...

Not that I'm fixated about this....well maybe....., but can we have a sticky that says something along the line of:

"Fungus, fungus. Not algae. Algae requires light to survive (can be a plant or a symbiotic creature that has photosynthetic cells). As far as I know, no light reaches the fuel unless you have a clear acrylic hood and a clear pre-filter."

I started making some corrections, and realized I was turning into a spammer because there are so many threads that refer to algae in one's fuel system.

Pete.

Also,

No More Algae

...okay now I'm just being silly....okay maybe I'm doubling the silly, but still, I feel like I need to correct people every time as it is one of the few things I know about my car with confidence
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:17 PM
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:30 PM
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:32 PM
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I was pulling your leg in case you didn't know.......
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:13 PM
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I was pulling your leg in case you didn't know.......
Of course. That's what the " " was for.

Then again, I might just have fungus in my brain (not algae, since there's no light :-) ).

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Old 11-30-2005, 09:33 PM
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i used to always call it algae

cause i liked the sound of it.

but some folks raised such a stink about it i had to switch over to fungi so they wouldnt think i was a bonehead architect. heh heh.

now i am getting to like saying fungi too.

there is fungi amungi.

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Old 11-30-2005, 09:40 PM
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Didn't mean to raise a stungi. I'm really a fungi when you get to know me...
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:56 PM
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Talking Algae , Fungus Amongus ~ WHO CARES ?

Pete ;

You really have way too much time / energy , why don't you go adjust your valves or sommat and stop spamming the ENTIRE BOARD

As long as it dies and stays the hell out of my 'Benz I don't care what it's called . the treatment bottle called it ' algae ' too .....
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:06 PM
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The bottles are labled wrong...what's a sommat?
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:58 PM
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Ok, I'll bite, algae sounds pretty good when hungry enuf but....what's the latest news Pete? Those storms knocked me out all day yesterday and spent the day getting records from Augusta Med to take to UVA tomorrow so am missing out on the soap opera...as the wrench turns. How's your head fred?...more important is how's the bolt bit what was init?
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:21 AM
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Talking Fugus is used to make BEER!

OK Pete, you are fixated...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algae#Forms_of_algae

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungus

and finally what we are probably dealing with....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_mold
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:28 AM
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It's a colloquial term , prolly from England , it means ' something ' .
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:28 AM
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I don't know...... If we change algae to fungus so that everything is perfect around here, we'd also have to go chase down all the timing chain "stretch" threads and change them to "wear". That would probably start someone to thinking about changing all the spelling errors that occur on the forum. Where would it all end?

We've got personality on this forum. I like it the way it is.....

just my $.02,
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:29 AM
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Except timing chains do stretch, thats why the timing becomes off....they both wear & stretch, its a timing chain thing.....

Just so long as they don't break.
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Picture of the bad guys.

I share your pain Pete. I did some research on this problem a few months ago. This is a synopsis:

The fungi is Hormoconis Resinae, previously called Cladosporium Resinae.

The fungi breaks down stable compounds such as the benzene ring structures of fuel to simpler linear hydrocarbons that can then be broken up further by sulphur-dependant Pseudomona Aeruginosa (bacteria) species. Collectively, the microbes will over time greatly impair the ignition characteristics of fuel.

Cladosporium resinae also produces a bio-surfactant that degrades fuel by allowing water to partially mix with it creating an emulsion, which affects the combustive qualities of the fuel, impacting the performance characteristics of the engine and increasing fuel consumption.

The problems is that the fungi multiply rapidly into dense mats. Their strong acidic excreta, when released into water and fuel, become extremely corrosive to the whole fuel system.

A biocide kills the critters, but leave their dead bodies behind which are what do most of the clogging.

Not sure if the Startron does what it says. I spoke to an engineer at Star-Brite and they claim it allows the critters to be passed through filters and burned.

I know, too much information for a lousy microbe.

How about we just call 'em bugs?
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