I dedicated this weekend to getting my universal diesel
up and running. I installed a new raw water
impeller, I removed the old oil
(still need to remove the filter before adding new oil), and changed one of my fuel
filters (primary). I drained the fuel
from the primary and it was relatively clean. When I checked the tank, I discovered something else entirely.
It looks like orange juice!!! I pumped out roughly ten gallons (yes with that small pump and bucket) and got it almost completely drained. There was some liquid the hose could not reach. After I drained the tank, I added half a bottle of biocide and water
remover to the tank.
I detailed my work on my blog (Part 3 relates to this post):
Sailing with Soul
I was hoping you guys could double-check my intended course to solve the problem next week. I will do the following:
1. Iíll add 5 gallons of fresh diesel
2. Rock the boat wildly at the docks to try to get as much gunk as possible off the inside of the tank;
3. Iíll pump all that out.
4. Iíll follow up with more fuel and a second additive shocking.
At that point, the fuel system will be ready for service
What do you guys think?