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    Wax in filters

    My 89 merc om603 is getting blockages in the main filter with what looks like thin wax?
    Running straight veg except on very cold days when I add 15 % unleaded.Summer time is undiluted.
    What might I mix in the oil to stop this wax skin ( opaque ) from blocking the filter
    Some home made fuel additive?
    Would adding petrol to each tank help?
    I saw a product in Bunnings called wax and grease remover? ( a spray painting cleaner I think )
    So the other question is does adding anything to fuel/ oil do anything useful or just make you feel good?
    Cheers

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    Re: Wax in filters

    Sorry this should be in the svo section

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    Re: Wax in filters

    Moved to SVO users sub-forum
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