diesel additive - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-15-2002
nauticalrich's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 196
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 14
nauticalrich is on a distinguished road
diesel additive

Well I''ve got my first diesel engine.
14 HP Universal.

I have been told there is an additive that must be put in the fuel.

Does anyone know if this is true, what it is
and what is it for?

Got lots of things to learn on a new (used) boat.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-15-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Sailmc is on a distinguished road
diesel additive

You might want to consider a biocide like Biobor. This prevents the growth of algae in your tank. This algae also needs water to grow which can enter the tank as condensation. Make sure the take is clean and without moisture but add some biocide to be sure.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-16-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 13
WHOOSH is on a distinguished road
diesel additive

Rich:

In addition to pumping out a bit of the fuel/water/trash sitting at the tank''s bottom and also adding *the right amount* (more is not better) of biocide when refueling, try to determine how long the diesel fuel has been in the tank. Often boats that go up for sail have been little used for an extended period prior to their sale - often, that''s how they ended up for sale - the fuel can be quite stale and lose some of its energy value. Unlike gasoline, an additive designed to restore diesel''s (cetane?) full rating is available and inexpensive. WM e.g. carries such an additive. This would be a one-time thing...well, assuming regular use by you.

Good luck with the new boat!

Jack
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-29-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Tim1058 is on a distinguished road
diesel additive

You might want to look at "kineticfuels.com" Their diesel treatment takes care of moisture in fuels in addition to being a stabilizer. No moisture, no place for those critters to live. The stuff also cuts way down on smoke.
So using it over the winter eliminates all water problems and keeps your fuel fresh.
Tim
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fuel consumption gas vs diesel jklewissf Gear & Maintenance 25 05-11-2013 07:28 PM
Diesel Stoves santeana Provisioning 6 02-26-2012 05:14 PM
installing duct system for diesel heater and air conditioner levenezia Gear & Maintenance 1 09-25-2004 03:20 AM
Diesel Deckplate ERUPTION pma_foyl General Discussion (sailing related) 1 07-06-2004 07:16 AM
diesel tachometer diesel MHRitter Gear & Maintenance 1 09-17-2002 11:52 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:55 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.