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Agreed, that is a good setup. In my case, I think the cat sat for too long with a partially full tank (this is on a semi-remote property in Colorado) and then I made the mistake of using a tank cleaner a couple of days before leaving on a 200+ mile trip. The gunk that was cleaned out of the tank, which I assume was dead algae, plugged up the fuel filter and ended up causing all sorts of problems. About 100 miles in, the engine progressively slowed down and lost power over about a mile, then would stall when brought to a stop to idle, and after sitting for a minute would run fine for a couple of minutes and the process would repeat. We ended up limping it back to the ranch about 15 miles away over the course of a few hours, stopping every 10 minutes, restarting, and continuing on. Nothing like losing engine power when you're in the middle of nowhere... learned my lesson about making sure to use fuel biocide every time and not letting algae build up in the tank!