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Old 23-03-2008, 21:29   #1
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I Tried to do a Search on Algae-X, but...

had no results.

What are peoples general opinion?

I won't post my observations....yet.
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Old 23-03-2008, 21:59   #2
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If it is the algaeX equipment I am familiar with, just look at it's components - a magnet and a small fuel pump/filter. Unless you have lots of ferrous metal contamination of your fuel, the former part is useless and as most of us don't suffer from ferrous metal contamination, well...
As any fuel polishing system consists of a filter and pump, this is the only part of the system of any utility, however, as it's components are relatively small, one could built a more effective polisher much better.
About the best I could say is their show demo units are nifty albeit quite misleading.
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Old 23-03-2008, 22:12   #3
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First 2 are algae x product

ALGAE-X Fuel Conditioning, Fuel Treatment, Magnetic Fuel Conditioners, Diesel Fuel

ALGAE-X Diesel Fuel Treatments

others I have on file

<meta name="BC-250" content="fuel biocide, fuelbiocide, diesel, fuel oil, fungi, bacteria, yeast, algae, contamination, sludge, water">

diesel fuel conditioner - Google Search

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The magnet doesn't cause any problems on my scrubber. I don't know if it helps either.
The AFC-705 does get me better mileage in the Cummins and TDi
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If this product works for you I have some good land in a little place called the Florida Everglades I would like to sell to you There is absolutely NO scientific evidence that this equipment does anything more than make your wallet quite a bit lighter. If you want a fuel polishing system, go for it since many we know benefit from it but forget the Algae-X.
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Old 24-03-2008, 18:04   #6
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They remind me of the claim of magnet devices that when placed on the neck a bottle of cheap wine magically turn the wine into something comparable to the finest vintages as it is poured across the magnetic field.
I don't guess they can hurt aything but I wouldn't waste the space, time, and $$ to install them.
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They remind me of the claim of magnet devices that when placed on the neck a bottle of cheap wine magically turn the wine into something comparable to the finest vintages as it is poured across the magnetic field.
I don't guess they can hurt aything but I wouldn't waste the space, time, and $$ to install them.
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Hmmmm, I might just try that.
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Old 24-03-2008, 20:07   #8
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What are peoples general opinion?
You might not be very good at searching. Ask Gord. He is the best we have.

OR

Take it as a sign. Not all ideas are good. If you can't find it on Google then they don't advertise enough because not enough people buy it.

For myself I don't buy fuel that I don't burn sooner or later. Just because it costs more does not mean they will buy it back.
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They don't work in my opinion and a heavily contaminated tank with will clog them up. I know because I polish fuel and work on yacht fuel systems. More than once, I found Algae X contraptions clogged causing engine shut down. Your best bet is big Racor fuel filters and diesel fuel polishing or tank cleaning if needed.
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You know what works better than a magnet? A tin foil hat. I wear one all the time and I can swear to you that I have never been abducted by an alien.

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Old 25-03-2008, 23:34   #11
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Algae-X is a complete bucket of Codswollap. It is about time someone took these guy's to the cleaners. Sadly pouring them through their own product would be of no use. They will still come out as croks on the other side. More proof that the product doesn't clean out anything other than your hard earned cash.
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The P.O. was a mechanic and maintained the boat to a like new condition. Put everything emaginable in this vessel including 2 Algae X units right at the fuel tank. He also had two racor filters and a recirculating fuel polishing system. I only know about the Algae X things because I came across them while tracing fuel lines from the tank. I had to search the internet to find the exaggerated claims.Since they don't seem to be causing any problems I will just leave them there. Adds to the list of equipment when selling. They weren't listed when I bought but neither was half the other stuff that is onboard.
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In side the units is a kinda spiral path the fuel has to wind through on it's journey through. I suggest that there is a greater chance of the Algae simply getting dizzy and lost than being destroyed by the magnet.
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Oooh, MAGNETS. Them and Buck Rogers, great stuff for fighting giant algae and space monsters.

IIRC this is the same company, or at least the same product to a "T", that made a big deal a couple of years ago boasting about how they were mil-spec and carried by USN vessels. When I looked into that, the milspec they cited actually stated something very much like "When mounted to a bulkhead, the device will not fall apart during high speed manuevers" and in fact the USN was required to accept and test any device that anyone supplied for rating under the spec. A brick could and would meet the same spec, if it was supplied with four good bolts.

So the big claim really meant "we built a paperweight and they had to use it."

In forty or fifty years of miracle fuel magnet devices, no one has ever been able to substantiate any claim of any benefit from them, in any lab, on any engine, in any vessel. Except, oddly enough, the folks who sell them.

Hmmmm.....
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Some time ago I tried to follow the links that the company provided and none of them lead to any information that would have substantiated their claims.
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