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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-18-2010 07:48 AM
pdqaltair
First, you need to see if there is an infection...

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Originally Posted by kittie View Post
Our diesel (red) fuel is turning black, have set up filters as a mini polishing system, and have cleaned the racor filter head, replaced the filters. Any suggestions ... could this be algae?
...by running a culture. It's easy.

Sail Delmarva: Diesel and Biocides

Once you have an answer, chose a biocide. You may also need to clean the tank. The polishing filters will try, but cleaning is far better, to make a fresh start.
03-18-2010 12:31 AM
dieselboy It would help if you stated what type of Diesel engine. Some engines can transfer high pressure engine oil to the fuel system in some type of injectors.
03-17-2010 12:51 PM
Capnblu RICH H cleanup on aisle 2!
Do what Rich says, or look up his posts what he's told others!
03-17-2010 09:35 AM
HerbDB Absolutely. Get a diesel treatment to stop the growth, but if the tank is already gunked up, you will still need to clean the tank and polish the fuel.
03-17-2010 09:10 AM
kittie
diesel fuel turning black

Our diesel (red) fuel is turning black, have set up filters as a mini polishing system, and have cleaned the racor filter head, replaced the filters. Any suggestions ... could this be algae?

 
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