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Old 19 May 2004, 06:41   #1
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Dirt in fuel tank

What is the best and easiest way of getting rubbish out of a under floor fuel tank?

Have a mate with a Humber and due to rubbish in the tank it is suffering from fuel starvation.

All advice would bea great help.

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Old 19 May 2004, 07:17   #2
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Is there an access hatch to the fuel tank, maybe under the seat.
This way you could get access to the inside of the tank.

I don't know of any "magical" substance that you can put into the fuel tank to get the rubbish out, so you will need to do it the hard way.

If the tank is completly under deck, you will need to cut true the deck

I really hate underfloor fuel tanks when they are not woorking, otherwise i really love them out of the way

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Old 19 May 2004, 07:28   #3
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Is there an access hatch to the fuel tank, maybe under the seat.
This way you could get access to the inside of the tank.

I don't know of any "magical" substance that you can put into the fuel tank to get the rubbish out, so you will need to do it the hard way.

If the tank is completly under deck, you will need to cut true the deck

I really hate underfloor fuel tanks when they are not woorking, otherwise i really love them out of the way

Rene
There is an inspection hatch between the seats, I guess thats they way then!!
Nice smelly job comming up!
Even more so because there is 100ltr of fuel in it!

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Old 19 May 2004, 07:34   #4
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Even more so because there is 100ltr of fuel in it!

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Ooooo... you'l need to empty that into something. How about my tank (via a filter of course)
Havant Tescos unleaded now 77.9/l
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Old 19 May 2004, 07:37   #5
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Ooooo... you'l need to empty that into something. How about my tank (via a filter of course)
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MMMM wot a nice offer Mark!!!
I think I will pass this time though

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MMMM wot a nice offer Mark!!!
I think I will pass this time though

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Oh well, it was worth a try.

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Oh well, it was worth a try.

by the way, I hope you don't smoke
No! and good job none of the other do either!!!

"put that light out!"

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well I guess that you won't have any problems getting rid of the rubbish.

just put a light on it, and keep your head clear

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While you are looking check the pipe from the tank to engine especially the first few inches from the tank, big bits of dirt seem to congregate there.

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While you are looking check the pipe from the tank to engine especially the first few inches from the tank, big bits of dirt seem to congregate there.

Des

Cheers Des

That has all been changed and Vacume tested, just need to get off the C**p out of the tank.

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