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Old 03-26-2015, 07:17 AM   #1
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well, its time to drain the fuel tank. my big idea is to drain the fuel tank and then fill it with bleach and water for a few days, then drain and let dry, then refill with fresh fuel. i want to make sure any algae is killed/cleaned ass the bus sat for two years before i bought it and has sat at 1/4 tank for 6 months.

question: do yall think the fuel in the pickup tube will drain and cause an air lock, or engine stall and i will have to bleed the system after refilling? im just trying to avoid having to change the fuel filter several times. filters seem to plug at the very worst time and locations.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:54 AM   #2
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will bleach kill that type of algae/fungus?

in the army we put an additive in our tanks fuel system 500 gallons, if not and tanks were part way full....wow..you could scoop it out with your hand
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:21 AM   #3
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I would NEVER add anything to a fuel system that has water in it, or anything that isn't fuel or an additive for fuel.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:03 AM   #4
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DON'T DROP THE TANK! There are better ways. Use some Lucas Bio Medic, followed by Star Tron Enzyme Diesel fuel additive. Or the other way around, doesn't matter. Both can be found at your local auto parts. They'll not only clean the tank, but also recondition the entire fuel system.

NEVER put water into any part of the fuel system, even though you intent to drain it completely, water is a tricky bastard.
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DO NOT ADD BLEACH AND WATER. That stuff will cause your tank to rust in a very short time and then you'll have bigger problems then the algae. Use some sort of bio-cide that you can get at a truck shop or stop. Then keep extra filters handy and that stuff should all come out. You can try and drain the tank and rinse with more fuel, you could also try and suck the crud out off the bottom through the fill hole, what you do depends on how much crap is in there.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:10 AM   #6
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thanks guys, i dont know if any crap is in there, im just wanting to do PM. bio-cide would work, but all the funk would still be in the tank. dooly noted on "dont add bleach water!

guess i will just drain, flush with fresh fuel , mop internally, add bio-cide and carry spare filter.
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