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  • #16
    Thanks guys - I hope so too. I bought this car last year - and only passed 6000 kms since I bought it. God knows where it went previously :-)

    I only poured in cheaper Diesel once - when there was a choice.
    Always use the better one - and it seems I get more mileage out of it too.

    I had a peek into the tank and the Diesel inside seems crystal clean - not to say there isn't any muck on the bottom. Will leave it as is for now :-)

    re: It may even be better to completely remove the tank and wash it out

    We'll see how it starts cold in the next few days. If I get to that, I'll see to re-weld the bolt I broke too.

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    • #17
      low fuel fuel starves

      I followed Shawty's advice and had RACV change the in tank filter. They discovered a blue flaky material floating , clouding the fuel and coating the filter. Needed a full flush. Their suggestion is the flakes came from the inside lining of a metal gerry can, sprayed by manufacturers to slow corrosion, but it dissolves and comes away and fouls the fuel. Just crossed the nullarbor in it (NT) didn't miss a beat. Don't know if that's relevant to your situation.

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      • #18
        So today was the day :-)
        The car is on 1/8th of the tank, and hasn't been started for 2 days.
        Started on the second revolution - very quick to pick up.

        So I can proclaim the problem resolved with the in-tank filter.

        Thank you very much Shawty - this would have been the last thing to check. A great find.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by MickV View Post
          I followed Shawty's advice and had RACV change the in tank filter. They discovered a blue flaky material floating , clouding the fuel and coating the filter. Needed a full flush. Their suggestion is the flakes came from the inside lining of a metal gerry can, sprayed by manufacturers to slow corrosion, but it dissolves and comes away and fouls the fuel. Just crossed the nullarbor in it (NT) didn't miss a beat. Don't know if that's relevant to your situation.
          Thanks Mick - could just as well be - given the looks of that filter.
          Having said that - the fuel was extremely clean (visually).
          We'll see how quickly this one clogs up :-)

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          • #20
            Is the in tank filter meant to be washable? I remember it being written somewhere. Might have been on the za or uk forum.

            Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Seigried View Post
              Is the in tank filter meant to be washable? I remember it being written somewhere. Might have been on the za or uk forum.

              Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
              The filter itself is nothing special. I would say the purpose of it is to remove large particles.
              The granularity is like the one on a cheap plastic tea strainer. I'm sure it could be flushed under air or water pressure - the cost is only $36 (ebay from the US) - but yes this $ could be saved too.

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