Re: fuel additives & tank cleaning
Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
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my little contribution from my own experience to your (first) question. after 5 years in the Med in Greece, we have had no problems with our fuel so far. Even if the boat sleeps in the marina up to 8 months a year like now.
But we strictly follow our following rules:
- We always fill up with quality fuel from a regular gas station or have a tanker come from there. Never cheap stuff. always fresh and clean.
- If you do have to make the miserable trip with jerry cans, then always fill through a (Mr. Funnel) filter. can take time, but is safe.
- We always fill up to the top (900 liters) at the end of the season.
- we add proper Grotamar 82, the very first time the shock treatment: 1 liter to 1000 liters of fuel. Grotamar you get as a private person not so easy, but in every chandlery are still the bottles around or you ask in the workshop. The professionals may continue to use the stuff. Grotamar is the best, mil spec and for professional use.
- Alternatively, there is a new Special Diesel protection additive from Liqui Moly. You have to take the stuff against bacteria and fungi. There is also a similar one but tuned to protect the injection system. That is not asked here!
-We regularly check and change our Racor filters so we don't find dirt and water in the glass. That's all.
Of course, we do not know what all has accumulated at the bottom of the tank, but so far no clues. fingers crossed.
Hope this helps you with the routine use.
Fair finds and stay safe. Enjoy the med.
S/Y „Soleil Bleu“, A54#088
Am 02.07.2021 um 11:13 schrieb John Clanton <clanton@...>:
I haven't seen much on this topic recently and wanted to see if anyone can provide experience, opinion, or speculation....