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Old 05-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #15
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RJay that is an interesting article, thanks. I learned something tonight. What most diesel owners do not know is, virtually all diesel fuel today is B2, or 2% biodiesel. Higher blends are usually posted on the pump. Biodiesel is the best and cheapest way to replace lost lubricity during the sulfur removal process at the refinery = B2. Lubricity Study Results
I must correct my incorrect link in my previous reply. Algae-X Diesel fuel Catalyst is what I intended to link. Sorry guys.

Here is an interesting article from MotorHomeAdvice.com that addresses this topic.

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Originally Posted by wmpbauer View Post
One place you can't find either algaecide or biocides is at truck stops. It is a problem for those of us who have to store our vehicles for awhile. If you are running fresh fuel and burning through it, the problem is less of a risk. That said, we can't ever be sure just what condition the fuel retailer's tanks are in.

I haven't really had a problem yet, but I won't stop being vigilant and proactive. I try to run a tank of fuel every month....was thinking about ordering online. Recommendations? I live in Florida.
Flying J carries biocides.

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Old 05-19-2011, 05:24 AM   #17
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Ladies & Gentlmen,
Thanks for all the responses to my algae issue. As usual, without any knowledge about a problem you are at the mercy of the dealer selling his product.

TRUCKWEST in Fountain CO recommended "KILLEM". Read the instructions carefully, it's 2.3 oz to 1000 gallon of fuel. (powerful stuff). I tanked to the max, gave it a shot and off we went. I pulled the fuel/water seperator that evening. A bit of black stuff came out. Shook the container, a little more.
Reloaded the filter, topped of the tank, topped the fuel, re-shocked with "KILLEM". Nice smooth ride, no hiccups.

Was glad to see no one had to purge their tank(s) in order to cure the problem.
As always, thank to the RV"ers and members of "iRV2" for their wisdom and willingnes to share.

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Glad to hear all is well. I use a biocide once a year. Those of us with RVs unless we fill up at only truck stops run the risk of old/wet fuel. Cummins does not recommend additives but they do not mean biocides. I questioned them and they specifically said they don't like additives that supposedly add cetane value etc.

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