Natasha, Simon, Wendy and Julia at the Samco office for fuel & additive training day
With winter fast approaching, we’ve put together our best tips for maintaining fuel quality over the colder months:
• Fill it up!
Air and water are your enemies, if you have a machine with a half empty tank, top it up before you put it away. The less room for air and water in your fuel, the less opportunity there is for bacteria to grow inside your tank, ruining your fuel.
• Take care of your tank
If you’re using a fuel tank, the state of your tank can seriously affect the quality of the fuel coming out, so keep it clean!
• Post-treatment filters
If you do end up finding bugs inside your tank, and treat them accordingly, don’t forget to change your filters 5 days post treatment. The dead bacteria will collect in the filter and cause problems unless you change them.
• Take a sample
If you’re worried about any of your fuel, have a look at it. Fuel should be clear with no visible water droplets. If you’re unsure about the state of your fuel, ask us for a bottle and we’ll get it tested for you from the Samco office.
Thanks to Wendy & Julia at FAST Exocet for the help & information from our training day.