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RHLOOS posted 06-03-2002 10:06 PM ET (US)   Profile for RHLOOS   Send Email to RHLOOS  
Getting Outrage ready for this weekend,appears to have the same problem as last summer when it sat covered during July. A half tank was left in tank, it was treated with Sta-bil fuel conditioner, and the fuel appears to be "wet" from condensation. Purchased new water seperator filter, drained carbs, still acts as if fuel is bad. Good spark, getting fuel but won't start.Should I drain fuel or try adding fuel addative and another filter?
Rob
jimh posted 06-04-2002 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
How many gallons of suspect fuel in the tank?

Are we talking about a 6-gallon tank or a 125-gallon tank?

RHLOOS posted 06-04-2002 05:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for RHLOOS  Send Email to RHLOOS     
I'm guessing around 25 gallons of gas, it's a 54 gal. tank.
Arch Autenreith posted 06-04-2002 07:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
A quick check to see if there is water in fuel is to pump some into another container. If there's water it'll be on the bottom. And if that's the case you need to tilt the boat/tank so the pickup is the lowest level possible (where the water is) and pump out as much water as you can. Then fill 'er up and use a bottle of dry gas.

I had to do this a half dozen times over a period of about 6 months unitl I discovered the filler cap gasket was distorted and allowed water to enter every time I washed down.

aubv posted 06-04-2002 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     
RHLOOS,

Are you aware that keeping the tank full will reduce condensation? It's s.o.p. to fill tank for winter.

fwiw

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