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Old 08-15-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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Wow...used my fuel station for the first time at home this last weekend (got it on 6/1/05)- figgered I'd go back a few weeks and use some $2.10/gal gas for the Jeep before I take the rig to WW for warranty repairs and let all those yahoos siphon all my gas out for their Chevy Vegas- and yuck! I didn't think anything could be that bad. Wound up using it as weed killer fluid. It took some time to get it cleaned out, and I got the Jeep full and no problems.

Now...as far as I can figger, the bulk of what was bad was in the hose- if you've got a fuel station, and you're using it for the first time, you'll want to check it. But it begs an even bigger question- just how long can you have 'good gas' before it goes bad? Howie's got a mod for being able to switch tanks (dammm...need to get that one done), but was this a case of just the initial fill? And may it have been something that can linger in the station's system itself?

Things that make ya go...hummmmmmm....

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Wow...used my fuel station for the first time at home this last weekend (got it on 6/1/05)- figgered I'd go back a few weeks and use some $2.10/gal gas for the Jeep before I take the rig to WW for warranty repairs and let all those yahoos siphon all my gas out for their Chevy Vegas- and yuck! I didn't think anything could be that bad. Wound up using it as weed killer fluid. It took some time to get it cleaned out, and I got the Jeep full and no problems.

Now...as far as I can figger, the bulk of what was bad was in the hose- if you've got a fuel station, and you're using it for the first time, you'll want to check it. But it begs an even bigger question- just how long can you have 'good gas' before it goes bad? Howie's got a mod for being able to switch tanks (dammm...need to get that one done), but was this a case of just the initial fill? And may it have been something that can linger in the station's system itself?

Things that make ya go...hummmmmmm....

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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come to think about it, .. i can't remember if that thing has a filter.

there should be an inline filter that is easily accessed, maybe in the pump station box

when i let my gas sit in there for a couple months, i just fill up Cordie's car.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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What we talking here Sean, Rust? I'm about to fill mine for the first time before Pismo. Whats up?
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:27 PM   #5
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There is a fuel filter before it goes into the pump. Might be a good Idea (Chance for another Mod) to put a better filter on there.

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Old 08-15-2005, 08:30 PM   #6
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Nope...looks like those hombres hocked some loogies into the tank...it was nasty. I kept looking at the bottom of the 5gal can I was using, and, unless I didn't have my glasses on, I couldn't get a clear bead at what I was looking at. It cleared up, but it took probably 2-3 gallons before it did (I've got a LOT of dead weeds now).

BTW...I was pretty impressed at the flow of that pump...5 gals took only about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes to fill.

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wait ... did it come from you, or the gastank
wheres the filter going?
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That sounds like condensation, Water?

Fatty I just did the fuel tank mod this week end. The filter is an inline filter right before the fuel enters the pump.
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those cheap little $4 porous stone filters usually don't let too much go thru them. I painted one of my bike tanks once, and for a couple months was draining and shaking PAINT stuff from that darn filter. Well, at least i was draining the paint from the filter that didn't get through it and stop the carb's float needle from moving. Kinda hard to beadblast the inside of a tank after its been pearled. In retrospect, i should have covered the hole. obviously
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Do the Onans have a fuel filter? Might be a good idea to put a inline on that feed also!

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Guys:

I think the trick is to use it on a regular basis... In fact, anyone wanna buy (cheap) about 7 of the plastic quick-dump MC cans? I'll get Brian to use the fuel station for the lawnmower...alot easier to use!

But I am wondering why WW didn't clean it out before delivery. Maybe it should be a PDI item, ey?

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I've got an inline filter on both the fuel station and the generator.

Sean, thanks for the heads up on this, I'll try mine in the morning.

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actually, good call Griz on the Onan filter, and Sean good thread.!
We should toss a couple extra fuel filters in the ol' stuff-drawer in the trailer, and check both of them out now and then.
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I think I will pull the honda and the tahoe next to the trailer and run it dry after each outing. That way I start with fresh fuel each trip. That would put a damper on a long weekend to be cleaning gunk out of the quads instead of riding them.

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