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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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I Have a Fungus

So I have discovered a Fungus type substance living in my fuel tanks. ( On the big truck, thankfully not the powerstroke.) It is grey in color, and feels like the stuff that grows on the bottom of a livestock water tank. Even looks like it, just grey. It seems to cling to any water under the fuel, and just stays in the bottom of the tanks. I've drained and cleaned them out, sucked the water off the bottom, tried Diesel Kleen, tried Howes, it just keeps coming back. I've heard of biocide, but never found any.

Any and all ideas welcome. Thanks guys!

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Check out this link on where to buy it. NAPA should stock some along with a farm supply store. Also if you use it stock up on filters, you will be going through a few of them.

https://powerservice.com/psp_product...-fuel-biocide/

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Thanks so much!

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In my military days we used biobar by the truckload to kill the schit that lives and grows in diesel fuel. It gets really bad in South America

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Catch it, and filter it before it gets into your pumps.
My father in law's boat used to eat pumps from algae in the tank

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Thankfully the filters are pre- pump, thanks for the warning.

That's interesting about south America, Doc, I'm guessing because it's hot and wet?

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I ordered some of the power service, thanks Bugman! Good gravy it's pricey, $217.00 for a gallon. ( I just ordered a couple little bottles.) And a case of fuel filters.

Has anybody ever heard of this stuff? A friend gave me this little bottle years ago. Says it removes water, thinking about trying it to keep the water out in the future/ post fungus removal.

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Ok, it's been a while, but time to check this one off the list as a success.

The Power Service Bio Kleen worked great, gave the tanks the shock treatment, then a maintenance dose for 4 fills thereafter.

On the last fill with a maintenance treatment, I also added Power Service Clear Diesel, which is recommended for use with the Bio Kleen.

Success, it's been almost 2 months now, no more algae, no more water in fuel. Thanks guys.

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Not gonna lie, when I first saw this thread title I had visions it was going to entail a Filipino whore named Destiny and an itch that wouldn't go away.
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Not gonna lie, when I first saw this thread title I had visions it was going to entail a Filipino whore named Destiny and an itch that wouldn't go away.
Hahahaha!! I just laughed so hard I shot coffee 3 feet. Which is impressive through your nose.

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