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Old 30-03-2016, 22:08   #16
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Leaning heavily towards the FPPF product line for biocide, water dispersion, lubricity and stabilization. PO installed a new Yanmar 4JH4-TE and Mack Boring says FPPF is the product that won't void their warranty. Thanks Ziggy.
SNAP! just had a new 4JH4-TE fitted myself , although the whole fuel system (tanks, lines etc) was stripped and scrubbed, fitted new Racor 75500MAX Fuel/Water Separator unit. Fuel supplies are all good where I am at the moment so won't be going the additive route just yet.



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Old 30-03-2016, 22:53   #18
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Re: Diesel fuel additive?

First I use bio or for a anti algae once a season in the tank.
Then with every refuel I add I stanadyne blue for a diesel additive. Highly recommended by a trucker who turned into a diesel marine expert etc. stanadyne raises cetane. It increases lubricity and it stabilizes the fuel for prolonged storage like during winter etc. engine starts right up with the fuel from last season. There are other products out there that will do the same. Ask around diesel people. I have to order stanadyne through Amazon. A small bottle is good enough to for years so you don't need a lot.
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Re: Diesel fuel additive?

This is the additive I've selected -

http://www.fppf.com/component/catalog/?task=catalog.product&id=16

Will report back in 5 years ... ;-)
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Re: Diesel fuel additive?

Something to clean the injectors now and again, and guaranteeing lubrication for the injector pump have been my main concerns over the years.
Interesting that 500:1 two stroke mix worked. I used 100:1 successfully and I suppose 500:1 might be enough. Never having an injector pump blow up is the main thing.
Biocides I haven't used as yet.
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Re: Diesel fuel additive?

We got a contaminated tank from fuel we got in the Carib -- we got it cleaned by EuroMarine in Dubrovnik and they introduced us to Wurth enzyme -- have been using it and keeps our system clean
Our problem is finding it. We have not been able to find it in Italy, Greece and Turkey.
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[QUOTE=IslandHopper;2085632]SNAP! just had a new 4JH4-TE fitted myself , although the whole fuel system (tanks, lines etc) was stripped and scrubbed, fitted new Racor 75500MAX Fuel/Water Separator unit. Fuel supplies are all good where I am at the moment so won't be going the additive route just yet.

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Interesting -- when will you add it? At what point would you consider it; when you head into a someplace and lose your engine? bad time to find out you have contaminated fuel.

We have 2 filters in place and have lost our engine at the wrong time due to contaminated fuel and it was a bit stressful. Or when we ran out of filters due to clogs and a long way from a good chandlery and went through our 4 back ups and we were going directly into the wind as we rounded a nasty cape to get into a town where we could get more filters - that was worrysome
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