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post #1 of 12 Old 02-05-2012, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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BG Biocide Treatment

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I have algaie in my tank, I have cleaned the FPR screen twice, and I think it's already plugged up again. I was at Ford the other day getting my oil changed on my company truck, and I mentioned my problem, and they said they could do this treatment from BG, some sort of Biocide, and I would not need to drop my tanks. The treatment is only $60, but I am very scepticle about, not having to pull the tanks, and what the dead algae will do to my fuel system. Has anyone used this before?

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If it doesn't come back out the filler neck it has to run through the fuel lines. You might just have a lot of dirst and sediment in the tank. Have you run bio in your truck before? Did you check your filter to see if it's dirty already?

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the stuff that was in the screen and the filter was a grey slimy stuff. The second time I cleaned it the filter was clean except for some slime in spots. I bought this thing in April, and I was told by the dealer they had changed the filter, I doubt they did, as far as bio, Ive never ran it. The Ford dealer says they can do this treatment and it clears up the algae, and you don't have to pull the tank. I am scepticle about that stuff going through my engine, I'll probably pull the tanks to be safe. I just have a hard time trusting what the Ford dealership says.

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what do you plan to do with any algiae/slim thats already in your lines and everything else? droping and cleaning the tanks only seems to prevent more from forming or getting in there not fixing the entire problem. just my thought

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How plugged up did the fpr screen get?


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The first time it was really bad, I couldn't believe it ran like it did. The filter was really bad, I felt pretty stupid for not checking sooner. The second time I cleaned it, about a month later it wasn't as bad but still plugged up, and it feels like it is already plugging up 2 weeks later. I've had my 95 since new, and never had this problem, but I have also maintained it pretty well, but I would think if you get it out of the tanks, you would eventually get it out of the lines.

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Are you sure this is algae and not just dirt? Algae doesn't usually grow unless you run a lot of bio and let it sit a lot


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if it was me even if i droped the tanks and cleaned them i would still run some bioside treatment through it to clean out the selector switch and line and everything this way i didn't have to worry about it plugging up when im on the road in the middle of no where

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I'm just concluding it's algae because of what I have read on the org. It does not look just like dirt, but maybee. I've just hear of diesel sitting and forming algae, I haven't experienced this myself until now. I bought this truck up in Washington, they said a lady owned it for pulling her horse trailer. I think it sat a lot, just because of the shape it was in, pretty well taken care of. I will run some biocide through it after dropping the tanks just to make sure it's good. The Ford dealeship says you just have to run their treatment through it and not drop the tanks, I kind of leary of that, I was hoping someone had experience with the stuff.

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I've never tried running the stuff but ive never had any of those problems. I would recommend dropping the tanks if you feel they're real dirty.


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