Join Date: May 2000
Location: Palmer, Alaska
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Re: Bad Fuel?
When you drain you fuel FILTER housing, you need to check the bottom of it as best you can...not the tank. There is a heater on the bottom of your filter housing that blocks a gooc view of the bottom. But if you see an black particles (like pieces of rubber) then you should remove the heater an clean the bottom. The plastic center post is screwed in backwards (and is expensive) so be carefull if you take it out. Mine came out by hand, just twist as if you think you were tightening. One out, the heater comes out after it is unplugged. Check to make sure the welds are intact on the heater, once out you will know what I mean. If there is a bunch of black junk at the bottom, it is from a blocked screen and/or rubber gasket rot from not changing the fuel filter EVERY 10K at a minimum.
By the way, did the old tank fill up change any of the symptoms? If so, you may want to drain the other tank. I went to SMUCKS and got one of there syphin hoses and drained my tank of almost 19 galloons and just had fumes left. That should do...just a waste of fuel.
I by Stanydine from Dale Isley @ Tymar and it is great. I live in Alaska and it is expensive and hard to find here. I really notice a difference with it.
In general, I try to keep my tanks full. Run one empty, then switch to the second tank, and fill the first one back up. Fuel in Alaska tends to be some of the worst on the planet from what I hear, so I am always *changing* out the fuel in each tank. The front is far easier to fill, but I still use both. Hope that helps.
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