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Re: Additives ( a discussion)

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
I was expecting just the opposite reaction guys! I must say after my starbrite additive experience I've been reluctant to use any thing in the diesel on my boat. The stuff may have been why the porous bottom of the old fuel tank started leaking faster too!
Many additives, such as Starbrite, often function as biocides, not by design, but simply because the solvents are toxic to the bacteria. Even a fuel source change can do this. If the tank is infected or sludged, any change in solvency can set things off.

Porous? It's done, guy. That's code for it's been corroded through.

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