Features November 2019 Issue

Marine Fuel Filter Test

In the wake of our oil filter investigation, we slice into the realm of off-the-shelf fuel filters.

Diesel engines have evolved into incredibly reliable power sources. Change the oil, mind the charging system and batteries, and most importantly, always give them clean fuel.

First there is diesel bug. Bacteria and fungus (not algae—that is incorrect nomenclature) can infect the tank, feeding on the diesel and producing volumes of tank-, line-, and filter-clogging biomass with the consistency of snot. It can be prevented by the regular use of biocides (see PS August 2013), but…

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