worms in fuel filter

ok so they are not worms! a type of sealant maybe?
- anyone seen anything like this before? - I hope they have come from a bowser rather than my tank! - if they are in my tank I cant imagine where they would have come from?
removed from a Racor unit with water sep at bottom, filter is about a year old (according to the date changed written on it) so they could have been in there a while -

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Filter

Tue, 2017-01-03 12:01

 Have you used an ethanol mix fuel ?

If so this could be the remains of a gasket that was there.

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new (to me) boat so not by me

Tue, 2017-01-03 12:06

new (to me) boat so not by me but possibly previous owner -

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Hmm

Tue, 2017-01-03 12:15

I cant imagine that stuff that large could get sucked up from the fuel tank simply by the pressure of the fuel pump. Must be an old gasket or sealant of some type used to "secure" the filter to the housing. 

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that makes me feel better! -

Tue, 2017-01-03 12:51

that makes me feel better! -

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berkely grubs

Tue, 2017-01-03 13:25

they got a soft plastic look about them ?

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ha - yes they were def soft

Tue, 2017-01-03 14:14

ha - yes they were def soft but doubt they smell would attract much!

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Looks like someone got a

Tue, 2017-01-03 14:34

Looks like someone got a little excited with the sealant!
Its fuel sender gasket sealant had it after a workshop replace a fuel tank under warranty.
Just be aware it can block the primer blub as well as the pick up with in the tank depending on its size.
Which did happen to us!!!!

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yeah ok - the sender unit

Tue, 2017-01-03 15:06

yeah ok - the sender unit does look a bit fresher than the tank so may have been replaced at some stage - cheers

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Look a bit like tape worm

Tue, 2017-01-03 17:21

Not saying it is, just that it looks a bit like them.

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sealant

Wed, 2017-01-04 20:35

  i had  the same problem with non fuel tolerant silastic when i replaced fuel sender and the excess swelled up like that and blocked my fuel lines

ITS AMAZING how much it swells up

 

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Mix

Thu, 2017-01-05 22:12

 is this of a petrol fuel boat or diesel fuel boat ??9

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petrol - had algae in a

Fri, 2017-01-06 09:09

petrol - had algae in a diesel tank before - its just like brown slim - ended up having to get the tanks flushed and the fuel "polished" not cheap!

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Slim build up

Fri, 2017-01-06 22:11

 we use an adititive in our diesel tanks to allow for slim and condensation build up , this maybe the reminantes of the old mixture which has changed now petrol has been  added 

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yep sorry, my bad, had algae

Mon, 2017-01-09 08:43

yep sorry, my bad, had algae in tank before but not diesel in this tank before - different boat -
thanks for the replies
cheers

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Silicon

Sat, 2017-01-07 07:46

 as the others mentioned it could be a seal that was made up of silicon base material that is not suited to Petrol , i would look at sender unit or any inspection hatches on the tank and change any gaskets to proper seals otherwise they will start to leak in a short period when all the silicon has gone , you might want to inspect the sender unit as well incase its not petrol tolerant 

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Conspiracy Theory - Aliens

Mon, 2017-01-09 13:35

Conspiracy Theory - Aliens have invaded your boat!! ;-)

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i have had worse on board!

Mon, 2017-01-09 16:23

i have had worse on board! (usually occurs around Australia day...)