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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.
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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.
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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!

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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
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