I am fairly new to sailing and have a Hunter
285 with a 2GM20f.
About 6 weeks ago I filled up the tank with diesel
to get it ready for the winter. I also added diesel fuel
cleaner to the tank in order to drive off some of the water
that probably accumulated over the summer and fall. I may have put in about 8 ounces of the stabilizer fluid versus the 2 ounces that I should have put in.
Ever since that time, I have noticed that my engine
puts out a little more black exhaust
than it used to. I recently changed the oil
and filter on the engine
; however don't see how that could have caused the increase in black smoke.
The engine is also a little harder to start when its cold and now requires that I give it a little gas when I didn't before. This is probably due to the colder weather
but thought this would be good information to add.......
Can any of this be the result that I added too much fuel
stabilizer to the gas tank?
Thanks for your help.