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Old 21 June 2007, 11:04   #1
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Dirty Fuel Tank

Hi Ribsters,
I have just got a 25L second hand fuel tank to use as a spare-backup.

I have noticed that there are some bits of debris inside. What do you guys suggest is the best method to clean the rubbish out?

Should I just swill some petrol around the tank and then pour it out hoping that I get all the dregs out? should i use soapy water first?

Does anybody use another method?
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Old 21 June 2007, 19:57   #2
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Petrol to flush the debris then a mix of half a litre of petrol and a good slosh of Winns Dryfuel to remove any water. Dispose of the dryfuel/petrol mix after.
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try a magnet first, could be bits of metal from using jerry cans etc. ( i am assuming that the tank is eaither made from non-magnetic SS, plasic or ally)

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try a magnet first, could be bits of metal from using jerry cans etc. ( i am assuming that the tank is eaither made from non-magnetic SS, plasic or ally)

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Yeah its the standard Tohatsu plastic tank.
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I recently had good luck cleaning a tank similar to yours by putting a clean short length of chain into the tank along with a mixture of gasoline and Gunk engine cleaner, then suspending it to take the weight and then shook and turned it for 15 minutes so the chain rubbed every surface. Then I removed the chain and flushed the tank. The results were really good.......
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