Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Eastern Virginia
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Diesel Help! Water in fuel/gel problem/floating pickup....
I have a White/Herc Turbo-Diesel generator with a separate 250 gallon fuel tank. The problem: The genset started to stall out about every 5 minutes of running. No sputtering, it just shut down.
I ran it for an hour the day before to test it, the last 60 degree day we had.
I run it about every 2 months for an hour, and when I really needed it... it crapped out. It snowed on the east coast, 32 degrees outside. The off-road fuel is only 6-7 months old, and I added the Anti-gel/Water treatment stuff to it at that time. Forgot what kind, white bottle with blue or red label, the diesel guy said it was the best stuff. 1 quart per 100 gallons, I added 3.
The fuel discharge is at the bottom side of the tank, and the return is at the top. I don't have a water separator, so I wouldn't know how to drain it off.
Someone advised me to have the fuel pick-up come from the top, and about 4" from bottom because it sounds like a "water in the fuel" problem. I'm clueless.
Do they make a floating fuel pick-up I can shove in and let it float with the level? Or does it have to be gravity fed?
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