Diesel Bugs

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Hi, noticed a good question about these and being new to diesel wouldn't mind finding out more about them.

What are they and how to you get them / treat them.

Are there any symtoms to watch out for.

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Nice to somebody else P***ed off with the crap answers too. I wanted to find out the same information and hence posted a main thread in the hope it would help both of us – ever wondered why you bother sometimes.

Posted the same answer on your other message as well - maybe will get the answer we are after may be just get flammed instead. Oh well here's to the BBQ
 

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Re: The S-word

yes, a bit. It's sposed to cure lots of fuel problems, and give more power, and more gal/hour. And some people think it does, some have proven to themselves that it doesn't. Use the search facilty over the past six months and search for Soltron. Oh shit I said the word.....
 

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Well I was asked this time. Diesel Bugs are micro organisms which live in the surface layer of the fuel and can be activated by something as smple as moisture and warm temperatures. They then start to feed and multiply and band together in colonies continuing to multiply. This is the tadpole like looking creature that most people see as the first sign of the bug.

Condensation in the fuel tank is the first problem or water in the fuel you purchase or purchasing crap fuel from a barge or badly stored tank.

Look out for the tadpoles and if in an area where fuel is not so good squirt some into a bucket first to check. Better to waste a litre than to get stuck with the bug.

BETTER YET USE SOLTRON. Soltron kills the bug dead and eats up the slime (tadpoles) so all the remains will not clog up your filters. See all previous posts or do a search on this forum. Soltron is the only bug killer that erases all of it without doing any harm to your tanks or engine.

If you use Soltron you are guaranteed not to get the bug and will also get more benefits like reduced emissions and more mpg. www.soltron.co.uk for general info but not a good website.

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Listen to Depsol .. the stuff does work.
On this forum, you will find that poor old Depsol gets a fair bit of stick about it. Thats because there are a lot of jealous folks who envy his understanding of the subject, so ignore them. The banned word is Soltron - I have just defied the core of this forum in even stating the word.
However, just like you, I joined the forum and asked the same question. The same sort of anti=Depsol stuff appeared, as you say not much substance to it ... in the end I tried it and it seems to work OK.
I shall now put my tin hat on, email Depsol for the cost of a few pints and retire....


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i've been using s#####n for 5years believe me it does everything they say it does,saves a fortune in injector servicing keeps the tranny clean too,
 

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Time to stick my "oar" in. I have had the unfortunate experience of playing host to the dreaded "Green & Black Slime", after picking up some dirty fuel from a fuel Barge. (if pressed I will gladly give the location in private). It took around five tanks of fuel with the special elixir SOLTRON and the the symtoms just disappeared no more sludge and slime in the "water seperator's" and the filters nice and clean. Also noticed the stern didnt get so Sooty. Now I use it all the time, so lets hear it for DepSol for spreading the"Good Word!!!.
 

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Gludy, most of what you call anti Depsol posting is in good humour, Dom knows that. He does after all have a vested interest, some of us disagree with the effectiveness of Soltron on the basis of fuel saving and less smoke, don't think anyone has disagreed re diesel bug. Others however swear by the stuff, whereas I swore at the stuff. <G>

All we're doing is putting both sides of the arguement, at the end of the day you pays your money and makes your choice.

BTW accumulated dirt in tanks is often mistaken for the bug, can have the same effect re blocked filters, just need to get the dirt out of the tank and have plenty of spare filters. I have now got it down to a fine art, can change the filter and have engine restarted in 2 or 3 minutes. Have also found a way of cleaning the tank reasonably effectively without emptying it.

Luckily the fuel filters I use cost about a quid each.
 

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LongJohn - I was just my sort of off beat humour, I fully appreciate the humerous banter. Of course that does not for one second change the fact that Soltron works!

"Have also found a way of cleaning the tank reasonably effectively without emptying it." - How? I am interested.

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Searching for \"Soltron\"

Search also using the word "elixir" and you will find it. Suppliers details are in some of the threads. Lesro in Christchurch do very fast mail order 01202 499354. £30.99 for 1/2 litre bottle incl P+P

There has been no dispute hereabouts as to whether Solly kills the bug. Only debate has been over whether it improves mpg (which it doesn't, BTW, AFAIK and IMHO)
 

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Tank cleaning

I have one of those pumps used for oil changes, just take the top off the tank, poke the pick up pipe down to the bottom and hoover away! Picks up diesel, water and muck from bottom of tank. Wastes a bit of diesel but suppose you could folter it and replace, but I just chuck it away, much easier.
 
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