Boats & Yachts for Sale - September 2010  Bookmark and Share

We have heard the old saying “A tiger in your tank” well what about bacteria in your fuel tank? We met with Gavin Tester one of Expresslube’s engineers and asked him all the questions you need answered.

Q:- Hi Gavin, can you tell our readers in layman’s terms what is bacteria in the fuel tank?

A:- Other names for the bacteria are Black Death, Cladosporia, Hormoconis Resinae or it’s more commonly known name “Diesel Bug”. This bug not only attacks diesel but also kerosene and even petrol, it is in fact a fungus which grows between the interface of the fuel and water, continually growing and dying creating a black sludgy slime...... READ MORE