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    Rasta Mon Condoms We Be Jammin!!!!! TxVirageTx's Avatar
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    Fuel Algae

    AL FIND OUT IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE PUT IN THE TANK TO KILL IT OR DESOLVE THE SLUDGE THAT WERE SEEING.FOUND ORANGISH WHITE FLAKES IN THE CENTER CARB BUT SOME OF IT WAS ON THE INSIDE OF THE SCREEN???MY OLD MAN USE TO SAY POUR SOME GAS ON IT THAT'LL KILL IT BUT WHAT DO YOU POUR ON SOMETHING THAT LIVES ON GAS???


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    star-brite has a new product out called star-tron, supposedly counter acts the effects of ethanol. I believe walmart carries it.

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    That algae lives on water in the fuel. Same thing goes for diesel. Dry fuel won't grow anything in it. Ethanol does complicate it, as alcohol draws in water from the air.

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    There's a product we've used for a long time to combat alge in boat tanks.
    SEAFOAM.Might want to check into it too.They sell it a most boat places.
    http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTech.htm

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    Go to autozone and pick up a bottle of HEET. It's basically alcohol. There are two types. One for two strokes, and diesels and one for strictly 4 strokes. I "think" the isopropyl alcohol one is ONLY for four strokes, and the methyl alcohol is for the others.

    it combines with the water, and burns it out the engine. Careful that you don't use too much at one time, and lean out your engine..

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    I have a call into Van De Pol Enterprise (dist for VP race fuels) and want to see if they have any other suggestions as well.
    The whitish fiberglass looking stuff is actually a fuel fungus. I'll let you know what else I find.

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    THERE IS A FUNGUS AMONG US

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keddano View Post
    There's a product we've used for a long time to combat alge in boat tanks.
    SEAFOAM.Might want to check into it too.They sell it a most boat places.
    http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTech.htm

    Seafoam is a GREAT product!!! I use it as a carb cleaner, fuel stabilizer, moisture remover, etc. They also make the same product in aerosol that is called Deep Creep that is a very good fogging oil also.

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    Going back to the Old snowmobile days I think "isopropyl alcohol " is what we used on 2 strokers,Double check. But remember this ....don't "over use" any type of alcohol in 2 strokes as it can (and will) wash the oil from the crank. (Thin the oil)

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