WATER IN DIESEL

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I recently managed to put about half a gallon of water into the diesel tank, I have drained the water from the tank, via the supply hose to the primary filter,reconnected and then ran the engine for about half an hour, after which time the water trap bowl had water in (about half full). I changed the filter and cleaned out the bowl. I then bled the system and everything appears OK, question is is this the end of the matter or will the trap keep filling. Or does the tank have to come out, please help!!
Thanks in advance
 
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cant answer. depends on the design of your tank and where the end of the pickup is situated.
sods law ensures that any problem will happen when crossing the path of the chain ferry / coming alongside in a howling gale / crossing the shipping lanes in a flat calm etc so its best to be abs sure, and the only real way is to take the tank out. if that cant be done, a small pump lowered to the bottom most point, perhaps. and then try some of thatchemical that is used for diesel bug and which absorbs water.
 
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If you've only drained it from the fuel pick up pipe, that won't have got the water out. Top drawing fuel pipes normally finish anything from 1-2 inches from the bottom of the tank for this very purpose, i.e to leave behind any water or sludge. You're best off gaining access to the top of the tank, either through an inspection hatch if fitted, or at worst through the fuel gauge hole. You then need to put some type of pipe or hose down to the very bottom and try to siphon or pump out the water at the bottom. You'll be able to tell from the flow from this pipe when you've got it all. Good luck it's a mucky job, but at least you'll guarantee you won't fill up with water again. Alternatively how big's the tank? Could you pump it all out into an oil drum, clean out the tank and filter the fuel back in again after?
 
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Most tanks have a drain, have a look and clear the tank if it has. If not try and get some thin nylon fuel or air line that will pass down the inside of the fuel outlet to the bottom of the tank and pump from there, if you can leave a small electric fuel pump running circulating the deisel through a water trap for a while as the boat bobs about you should collect most of it
 

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Soltron actually removes up to 13% of water in diesel and prevents the bug aswell as increasing economy!

I think your the 5th person I have yold in two days!!
 
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