After a fiasco at sea and not considering the maintenance
of my fuel
system as a top priority I suffered through an embarrassing and PREVENTABLE mechanical issue.
I had the tank pumped, filled with new diesel
and when I reached home, had the tank polished and "cleaned." Given the limited access, I'll assume they did the best they could with the flexible wands, etc., etc.
Anywho, that was then, this is now. I installed a Racor
polishing system with an automatic timer immediately after the fuel tank cleaning
. The P510 is rated at 72 GPH and I have roughly a 237 gallon tank. I run it about 3 days a week for 3 hours at a time.
I recently took a peek at the filtering system and she was spotless and no water
. However, after running the boat, my fuel filters had a bit of gunk/slime in them.
I've piped the P510 into the same dip tube that my port engine
draws from so I can only assume its near the bottom of the fuel tank
. My question is whether the fuel pump
on my engine
D6 IPS) has more "suction" and therefore draws the particles up? Was not a large amount, but my fuel polishing filter was pristine.
Any thoughts.... greatly appreciated!