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Put on the gloves provided. Take a fuel sample from your fuel system and put this in the sterile sample container provided. Close the sample container. Remove the blue seal on the mikrocount® fuel test bottle and loosen the bottle cap.

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Open the pipette pouch at the side of the bulb end and remove the pipette. Only handle the pipette bulb.

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Shake the sample container briefly. Place the tube of the pipette into the fuel sample and squeeze the bulb. Release the bulb of the pipette. This should fill the tube with fuel. Repeat this process if necessary, until the tube of the pipette is full. The small chamber under the bulb should not contain any sample. Avoid over filling the pipette as it will lead to incorrect volumes being dispensed.

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Open the mikrocount® fuel-bottle and dispense the measured fuel sample into the bottle by pressing the bulb of the pipette fully, once. The pipette delivers 0.25ml from the tube. Re-cap the mikrocount® fuel bottle.

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Tap the mikrocount® fuel-bottle firmly, several times against your hand or on the empty test kit packaging box, to break up the gel.

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Shake the bottle vigorously for 30 seconds. Make sure the fuel sample is completely mixed with the gel.

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Quickly flick the gel to the bottom of the bottle then tap the bottle to make a flat layer of gel on one of the flat sides. Write the date and location of the sample on the bottle with a water resistant pen.

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Lay the bottle flat, with the gel layer down, in a warm location; the optimum temperature range is 22 – 28 °C (72 – 82 °F). If the temperatures are slightly lower, the results may take longer to develop. Examine the test daily for the next 1 to 4 days. Avoid shaking the test bottle during this time.


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