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Old 19 August 2004, 14:47   #1
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Reasons for cleaning a petrol tank...*56k*

I took my petrol tank to bits to repair the dial on it, the paint had flaked off.
So, sanded down, degreased... and painted!

Painted Dial

Sanded down the edges to make it look pretty again (ooooh, etc):

Like new.

I had removed most of the petrol out of it and left the remainders to evaporate overnight... in the morning i found a nice clear liquid in the corner with yellow droplets on it... WATER!!! and something that looked like chipfat... and it stank very sour.. So i removed the icky stuff with a cloth, and this is what you get.. (enough reason for anyone to wonder why their outboard does not function correctly..):
Eeeek!

After absorbing all the liquid with Bounty kitchen roll®! i took a nice picture inside of my tank... :
Bits..

I almost freaked out! and the mesh filter was sparkling clean...
So, got out the fairy liquid, hot water and squished a whole lot in, and ran round in circles with the tank.... after i thought it was clean, i rinsed it for 5 minutes to get all the bubbles and junk out, i then emptied it, stuck another bit of tissue paper in, and put the hot air cannon on it for 20 min, and its as good as new!!!

i can even read how full my tank is, and it's only ½ full

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Old 19 August 2004, 15:15   #2
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Be careful with kitchen towel, it leaves an enormous amount of lint. It's difficult to see on the surface and it is not apparent in a liquid but it can easily block a filter if you've used it to clean a fair area. Personal experience. 'Nuff said.
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Old 19 August 2004, 15:40   #3
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Not towel towel, but tissue, wrong words used
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Old 19 August 2004, 16:19   #4
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I get 403 - forbidden errors.
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It does that on some people's pc with my host, i have no idea why, just hit F5 (Refresh) and they will appear.....
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It does that on some people's pc with my host, i have no idea why, just hit F5 (Refresh) and they will appear.....
No images still won't work for me either
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I was gonna say it must have a nobber filter in place to stop people like me seeing, but if it's not letting you in either, that can't be the case.
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just hit F5 (Refresh) and they will appear.....
. . . and so they do! That is really weird!

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Not towel towel, but tissue, wrong words used
No they weren't. I meant tissue if thats how you refer to them...paper.
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so... some people can view them, others cant... i cant straight away, but after hitting refresh they appear for me...

Jwalker, we must have had a misunderstanding, but anyhow its only a small tank and i think i got everything out, besides the air cannon would have blown anything out. If it gets caught in the filter, its not hard to clean so i dont really worry Appreciated advice though

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