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@nanomonkey

I have a water separator filter on my diesel land rover that has a valve on the bottom for emptying out the water that collects there. The down tube in the tank also doesn't go all the way to the bottom, supposedly so that you don't pick up the water that collects there.

My air compressor tank has some water collector similar to the glass one that you show.

That's a tremendous amount of water you have there though...

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@neftaly

I have a water separator, the problem is it isn't well lit, and I forget what color the diesel is. I swear it's different colors depending on where I get it. I only checked for a dividing line but didn't realize it had completely filled with water. It's happened before, too! I just kinda assume a filter with no line and a clear golden liquid = perfect operation.

@nanomonkey

@neftaly Yeah, I can back up your claim that diesel comes in a variety of colors. I've seen crystal clear to honey gold.

You could always drop a few drops of water soluable food coloring in. It will sit on the bottom and only mix water and turn it a color you won't be able to mistake.

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@neftaly

Cheers but it's supposed to be a rare scenario. Water in the tank = diesel bug = filters get blocked.
My bloody engine is now seized, there was apparently still some water in it :rage: gonna try get it going again but I am really keen on replacing it.

@Dominic

Ouch! my condolences on your engine @neftaly.

Although, one of my herne bay harbour rat friends got this (although from salt water coming back up the exaust while he was away for 3 months, is that worse?) and eventually got it working again, by using a hydraulic ram to free the cylinder, in the end he only needed to replace a single piston ring!

The golden stuff does look like diesel, but why is the water so blue?

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