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#1623433 - 30/07/2018 09:24 Fuel tank cleaning
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Registered: 04/03/2007
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Any do's or dont's for cleaning out 15-year old fuel without damaging internal elements of this cumbersome mis-shapen entity?

Now off our project car.....
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#1623443 - 30/07/2018 13:17 Re: Fuel tank cleaning [Re: Edinburgh]
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Hi Simon, being plastic I can't see being any rot inside, perhaps some sediment or gummed up. A good swish around with some fresh fuel may suffice, even some thinners if you suspect stubborn crap, then swiftly with fresh fuel. Have you access to one of those cameras that look inside small spaces? That would be handy.
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#1623444 - 30/07/2018 13:44 Re: Fuel tank cleaning [Re: jimboy]
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Cheers Jim, yes I've got one of those cameras, good idea...

The fuel which came out was full of dirt so think there may still be some lurking around.

I'm slightly cautious about using a jet wash for the inside .....
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#1623450 - 30/07/2018 15:27 Re: Fuel tank cleaning [Re: Edinburgh]
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Another thought would be a radiator shop, they would make it squeaky clean or DIY steam clean it .
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#1623541 - 03/08/2018 12:55 Re: Fuel tank cleaning [Re: Edinburgh]
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Originally Posted By Edinburgh
Any do's or dont's for cleaning out 15-year old fuel


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#1623623 - 05/08/2018 19:43 Re: Fuel tank cleaning [Re: mikndo69]
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Originally Posted By mikndo69
Originally Posted By Edinburgh
Any do's or dont's for cleaning out 15-year old fuel


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Well, you *say* that, but a couple of colleagues and I once got short-listed for Scrapheap Challenge largely because we couldn't ignite some old petrol...
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#1623625 - 05/08/2018 19:56 Re: Fuel tank cleaning [Re: Edinburgh]
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All spruce now thanks to two musketeers' jetwash labour...

..an apparently common casualty occurred in the form of a broken union on top of the swirlpot, but Nigel to the rescue thumb

"Thinks".....If the headlights were designed as Mr Bangle has said, what was he imagining with the fuel tank .....
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