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Old 01-11-2008
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Default White flakes in my B-99.

I bought some B99 and was going to add it to my tank and I noticed it had white flakes in it. Some are specks and some are as big as 1/8th of an inch. I thought it might be a gelling issue because it had gotten (relatively) cold since I bought it. (+/- 19*F)

but when I started to add it to my tank, it was 70*F out and it had been above 55 for the 2 days prior to this.

Any comments or suggestions?

Is it still safe to run in my truck?

I guess I need some [img]/forum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/Lecture.gif[/img]

Thanks in advance.

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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

I wouldn't use it without straining it thoroughly. It sounds like zinc flakes from a galvanized tank to me.
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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

Check with whoever you bought it from first. They might refund or exchange with you. If thats not an option, I 'm not sure I'd use it.
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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

Return it if possible.

If there are flakes in the fuel it could be a number of things. If you can't return it, then think about other options like filtering it further, and diluting it with #2 when you add it to the tank.
Flakes make me think about poorly washed fuel that may have gotten very cold and precipitated out impurities... I dont' know for sure.
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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

I'm thinking of filtering it further and using it. I usually run a 2-3% mix with #2 diesel mostly for the lube properties.

What's the best way to filter this?
Fine mesh screen? Coffee filters?

All my fuel goes into my transfer tank, which will be run through a 10 micron tank filter BEFORE it goes into my stock tank on the truck. I'm still using a 10 micron FF in the truck until I can pick up some 5 or 7 micron filters.
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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

I might have been too hasty. I took a sample and put it into a glass jar and put it in the sun. I let it sit there an hour and all the flakes went away.
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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

I saw exactly what you describe in my fuel tank (of my vw jetta) a long time ago. I thought there were crabs or something in my tank... they were huge flakes (half inch diameter?) I honestly thought they were solid things too, but turns out it was just water.

At 70 deg. it should obviously be returned to liquid and you shouldn't see flakes. is the fuel at all cloudy or do you see water bubbles on the bottom when warm? A large "flake" will make a tiny bubble if it was water.
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Default Re: White flakes in my B-99.

I didn't notice any bubbles of water in the bottom... Maybe I should of looked for that. It looked clear so I put it back into the 5 gallon container it came out of.

I'll do it again tomorrow and see what haapens.
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Airborne,
It sounds like water. Get a pan and heat it to 200 degrees, then SLOWLY put about 1 to 2 Milli liters of the bio on the pan. If it bubbles, then it is water. If you see smoke tat is normal. you are looking for bubbles.

there should be no bubbles if it is dry.

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