This nice 38′ Leopard Catamaran was well kept, but had an issue with heavy sludge build up in the fuel tanks. In fact, the owner told us that the port engine had completely shut down due to the contamination.
After preparing the tanks for cleaning, we were able to find and remove a good amount of heavy algae. This is the most important part of the cleaning process that usually yields the most contamination.
Next, we prepared to purge the fuel lines in an effort to insure that they too were clear of contamination. After removing a hose clamp on one line, a tear at one end was revealed. This fuel line was replaced due to the lack of extra length available.
Additionally, a strand of sludge could be seen hanging out of the fuel valve itself. The fuel valve was removed from the tank, and the solid blockage was cleared. This blockage was absolutely the cause of the port engine stalling.
Note: Over the years, I have found that the most important attribute of any project is not only competence, but also completeness. Fuel tank cleaning is no exception. Many times, true resolution goes beyond just cleaning or polishing the fuel.
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