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Old 11-30-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Does the Algae X fuel treatment system do anything for diesel fuel as claimed? IF so, is there a reputable web site or periodical that has done the evaluations one could peruse?
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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IMO the only function of these devices is separating the owner from his money.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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What Bruce said.

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Old 12-02-2015, 12:57 PM   #4
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I could kinda see how a very strong magnetic field could maybe break down certain components in diesel fuel, but not sure if that is really possible with static type magnets in the unit as sold.
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Their claim used to be that the magnetic field would break apart the cells of the bacteria and kill it.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:43 PM   #6
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First of all there can be no such thing as algae living in diesel fuel, it's simply impossible. That the manufacturer does not know the difference between algae and the bacteria that may live at the diesel water interface is your first clue.

The only way these devices could kill bacteria is if you bashed each individual microbe in the head with the damn thing. Of course whether bacterial microbes actually have heads is a matter for another forum
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First of all there can be no such thing as algae living in diesel fuel, it's simply impossible. That the manufacturer does not know the difference between algae and the bacteria that may live at the diesel water interface is your first clue.

The only way these devices could kill bacteria is if you bashed each individual microbe in the head with the damn thing. Of course whether bacterial microbes actually have heads is a matter for another forum
Pretty harsh there...since keeping one in my breast pocket of my shirt I haven't had a cold in years....
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Old 12-02-2015, 04:17 PM   #8
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Hey Psneeld .... spent last week at the Blue Rose Inn, Cape May. I am a huge fan of your home waters and will be passing through there end of next summer on the way south.
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Hey Psneeld .... spent last week at the Blue Rose Inn, Cape May. I am a huge fan of your home waters and will be passing through there end of next summer on the way south.
Be in Avalon, about 13 miles north again next summer...give a shout.
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The only way these devices could kill bacteria is if you bashed each individual microbe in the head with the damn thing. Of course whether bacterial microbes actually have heads is a matter for another forum
OK, you got the laugh of the day award.
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A group trying to prove they were a legit product, added a bunch of Algae-X units to the fleet on Coast Guard boats in NC. After a couple of years (?) of use, a friend of mine in the tank cleaning business here in Beaufort, NC asked the guy in charge of the fleet if it worked. I believe he quoted him saying something like, "Let me strap a magnet to your head and see if you get any smarter." Since then, I lost what little glimmer of hope that I had they did anything at all.
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Does the Algae X fuel treatment system do anything for diesel fuel as claimed? IF so, is there a reputable web site or periodical that has done the evaluations one could peruse?
Tom, on a 36' cutter we sailed for 20 years we were powered by a Sabb diesel that had no fuel return to the tank, just what the engine burned. After 10 years or so the Racor showed a lot of black body contamination. I installed a De-bug unit based on the same principal as the Algae X, and the system was cleaned up after a couple of tanks burned. That is purely anecdotal evidence I know, but that is why I installed the same units on Delfin. To date, and dealing with a couple thousand gallons of fuel that takes at least a year or two to burn, zero contamination. I never use a biocide, so again, just anecdotal experience but consistent with my experience on my sailboat.
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I was told years ago by acquaintances in the auto industry in the UK that while the magnetic aspect of Algae-X is a total fantasy designed to sucker in buyers the filter the units can incorporate are actually quite good. Their point was that if one has a machine with an Algae-X unit with the filter on it it's not a total waste as the filter is worthwhile.
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So why not buy a few donut magnets and pass your fuel line through them.
a helluva lot cheaper than $500 for a magnet in a cheap metal cyclinder.
You might also want to pass your fuel line through a Q-ray ionized copper wellness bracelet while your at it ...... your fuel will never again suffer from depression or anxiety
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You might also want to pass your fuel line through a Q-ray ionized copper wellness bracelet while your at it ...... your fuel will never again suffer from depression or anxiety
If it only was that easy.....
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I looked at it this wsy, if the cells in your body don't blow apart in a MRI machine, then these puny magnets aren't likely to have any effect on the cell walks of a bacteria.
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So, just to summarize...one party who has actually used the product and found it efficacious, and a majority who have not used the product who have concluded it not to be efficacious.

Very, uh, illuminating.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:22 AM   #18
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Delfin,

There you go, summed up perfectly the conclusions of this thread.



As for me, I believe if these were all that good John Deere would install them as standard equipment on every new half million dollar combine. Think of the warranty savings.

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Magnets cure cancer, reduce hypertension, eliminate Diabetes, and keep demons away! Why not a few bacteria?
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We have these units on Liberty and the Original owner had them installed from new and did over 40,000 nautical miles with them and swears by them. He found that he went very long periods without having to do the racers. I don't know whether they work or not but , I still have the same success , so I am keeping them. :::

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