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Water accumulates in my fuel filter regularly

No leaks in the fuel tank. No water from the road or environment. Clean fuel into the car.

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Condensation a can of dry gas added occasionally will fix the problem

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

Testimonial: "HI Ray. Thanks for the input. I live in a dry warm climate. If I drain the tank, fill up from a reputable fuel station and then drive, the fuel light comes on after 250km and I have to stop and drain it. ??"

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