Fuel and tank treatment for algae

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by mile marker 27, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. mile marker 27

    mile marker 27 Light Load Member

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    What type or brand of fungicide are y’all using?
     
  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    And get some extra fuel filters too.
     
  3. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    I know I'm in trouble after saying this, BUT....am I the only person who has never had algae in their tank? When I took my injector out, I saw some black sludge in the cup but none in the tanks.
     
  4. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    It is not super common. Especially if you fill regularly and run the truck weekly. The heat from running the engine keeps the fuel warm and kills any bacteria. Plus the fuel doesnt set long enough for a chance for it to grow, if there is moisture present.

    See it alot on RV applications or when equipment is used seasonally. Alot in climates with rapid temp and humidity swings where theres a chance for condensation to build inside of half empty tanks.
     
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  5. mile marker 27

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    Bio Kleen is what I treated mine with.
     
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