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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #136 on: February 29, 2020, 12:46:44 AM »
Well when I was leaving the hotel in Presidio everybody else had already left.
Started up roll through the parking lot got to the road and my Trophy died!

There I was thinking crap!!
So the only thing I could do was start it back up and keep going fast enough where the water that was in the tank would be burned up so fast it wouldn’t die again,  “ I had got a bad tank of gas“.
So after riding back and filling up with fuel multiple times I guess setting the cruise control at 99 miles an hour and putting along I burnt The water all up!

But I did have to take my Trophy To the shop for some work it’s gonna come out to about  $1500 bucks ,,,💴 Oh what work do you say my 40,000 mile check up.

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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #137 on: February 29, 2020, 08:15:28 AM »
I don't know for sure if the word translator is doing his job well.
He says he had water in the gas tank.
So if so. How has water entered the gas tank?
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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #138 on: February 29, 2020, 01:12:25 PM »
Yes water in my fuel “gas” . I used a gas additive to help remove the water.


We have ethanol here in the United States it attracts water and sometimes you can get water with your gas when you fill up.
Some underground gas tanks at stations have water on the bottom of them and never fill up when they are putting gasoline in the underground tanks it can mix up the water off the Bottom of the underground gas tank

I had a Tiger 1050 where I had to take the gas tank off and drain it.
The water was in little droplets.
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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #139 on: February 29, 2020, 02:33:23 PM »
Ethanol!  Yuck!  Glad you finally got it through the exhaust pipe. :745:
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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #140 on: March 01, 2020, 12:15:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by 2slowTrophy [+]
Yes water in my fuel “gas” . I used a gas additive to help remove the water.


We have ethanol here in the United States it attracts water and sometimes you can get water with your gas when you fill up.
Some underground gas tanks at stations have water on the bottom of them and never fill up when they are putting gasoline in the underground tanks it can mix up the water off the Bottom of the underground gas tank

I had a Tiger 1050 where I had to take the gas tank off and drain it.
The water was in little droplets.

I didn't know you had that problem with water. "You always learn something else."
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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #141 on: March 01, 2020, 02:25:57 PM »
Condensation forms in underground fuel tanks over time.
When I managed a fleet of trucks, we would use a stick gauge treated with a chemical at its base to check the fuel tank levels each week. The base of the stick gauge would turn red to indicate how much water was at the bottom of the tank.
The fuel pumps were set up to draw fuel from one foot above the tank bottom. Once the level of water in the tank bottom approached one foot in depth, we would use a separate pump to draw the water out, as water is heavier than gasoline, and always sinks to the bottom of the tank.

In order to get a “bad tank of gas”, one of two things is likely to happen. Either the underground fuel tank level is real low, and the Owner has neglected removing water from that tank, or the tank has recently been filled, causing whatever water that has accumulated in the tank to mix with the fuel without having the chance to settle out.
In either case, the Owner has been negligent in their duties...

And, as 2slow mentioned, the presence of ethanol in gasoline only makes the problem worse...
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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #142 on: March 01, 2020, 03:29:50 PM »
Have to watch for those tankers filling the underground tanks.  That process seems to create problems by stirring up everything at the bottom of the tank more often than not!  I filled up where 2slow did, but I filled up before the tanker arrived and had no problems.
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Re: Big Bend February 16th through 22nd 2020
« Reply #143 on: March 01, 2020, 04:05:51 PM »
If someone else fills up at the same pump and picks up water there may be still water in the line with the next person fills up.
I think that’s what happened to me
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