Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sludge in fuel tank



I do use a fuel additive to prevent bugs and indeed have never had one.  also use a 10 micron promaty filter. There are inspection ports but not very accessible. I think I'm going to wait until a haul out for this.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

Hi Paul,

Do you use a fuel conditioner in your diesel tank?

Do you have inspection ports that are accessible in the tank?

With a contaminate in the tank I would suggest using a finer racor filter. I believe that a 10 micron is recommended. I have always used a 2 micron.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



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Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:58 PM
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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sludge in fuel tank




Thanks, that is quite reassuring. The "sludge" is very sticky - I only noticed it when I went to lift the gauge rod up and I could feel it sticking to the bottom of the tank. What I found on the end was some dark brown very sticky residue. I have never had a problem with dirty or watery fuel, so I do believe that what I am seeing is not an urgency. It doesn't strike me as a DIY job though, so as you suggest, next time we're in a reasonably up to date location, we'll call an expert.



Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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