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Old 07-01-2011, 02:29 PM
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Recomendations on cleaning out gas tank and lines

Anyone have any recomendations on how to clean my gas tank and fuel lines
BTW The gas tank is allready dropped. Any help will be apprciated

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Also how do i edit the name of this thread, Would like to fix the typo
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The tank the best reccomendation is taking it to a radiator shop and having it dipped. Lines, I have actually used the evaporative style(DuraFlush) A/C Flush with a flush gun.
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Use the Advanced editor for fixing the title (which is in a rectangular box above the post body).
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I always use compressed air and blow the lines out. If there's some junk in the lines, then I use carb cleaner and the compressed air.
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I think I agree w/Archion because I know what didn't clean a tank - a chain, 2 gallons of fresh gas, lots of sloshing, rinse and repeat 4 times.

You would think that would get rid of the sediment, but it didn't. So, I have to run two fuel filters, one ahead of the pump which catches LOTS of sediment, and one in the normal place between the pump and the carb. And, don't use the thin metal filters like were originally on the trucks as they have very coarse screen in them and are effective on flies, not gnats. One of those let enough silt through that my accelerator discharge nozzles plugged up. I use the see-thru plastic filters with pleated elements and haven't had any more problems, although I do have to change out the first filter every few months.
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Check the condition of the tank on top were it lays against the frame, and underneath the plastic protector. They like to rust out there. And also get prices to steam the tank out. Then compare the price to a new tank, which I believe is only around $100.
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If its just rotten gas and not much rust, few gals of acetone should get rid of the varnished gas. I did that to my 93 Explorer buggy which has the plastic tank. Someone else told me diesel fuel also cleans up varnised gas too.
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