Systems & Propulsion

Easy access is key to removing sludge, which will accumulate in a neglected tank, especially if water is present.

Avoiding Fuel Trouble

Diesel problems usually begin at the tank. Most fuel tanks more than 5-10 years old have accumulated a mix of water, live, or dead bacteria and algae, rust, etc. in the bottom. If possible, use up most of the fuel in your tank, remove the inspection port and visually inspect the bottom of the tank. You may be surprised. If you are confronted by black sludge or water, you’ll need to remove it to ensure you have a clean fuel supply.

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