Department of Homeland Security U.S.
Date: 03 June 2010
USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Dept.
Prevention: Maintain Your Boat’s Fuel System
Pour a small amount of fuel into a glass jar and let it set for a while. If you see contaminants or dirt settle at the bottom of the jar make sure to filter your gas prior to putting it in your boat motor. Approximately 90% of engine problems can be directly attributed to dirty, contaminated fuel.
A small amount of water in gasoline will not damage the motor. But any amount of water in diesel fuel could spell catastrophe and destroy your engine.
A few things to remember:
· Check for contaminated fuel
· Check fuel cap for leaks
· Check vent fittings
· If fuel is dirty, remove all of it and start over with clean fuel
· Maintaining boat fuel systems will save money on costly repairs
· The last thing you want is to be stranded without a motor working
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