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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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whats the best way to clean out a gas tank?

i need to clean out an old one. any suggestions
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 01:08 AM
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If rusty use a small length of chain to break it loose. Then rinse with solvent or clean gas. For best results use a tank liner/sealer.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 04:21 AM
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they make a kit, think its called kreem, that includes everything you need, solvent, liner, etc.(3 bottles it was like 30 bucks) i did my tank 5yrs ago, got it clean as new and have yet to have any probs with it. it was so rusty that the bike would only run for 5-10mins before i had to clean the carbs and the filter and shake the tank to get the rust away from the petcock. i put nuts and bolts and a chain in the tank in the solvent stage and shook it real good on all sides. try not to go too small, or you mite not get em all out, and dont go too big or you mite dent the tank. follow the instructions and be patient-i think it takes like 3-4 days to do (gotta let it set a day or so with the solvent, and the liner has to be completly dry before you fill it back up, but you basically end up with a brand new tank
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 07:39 AM
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dnyce has it right if its rusted. If its not, then just flush it out real good with some good, fresh, and clean gas.

Further, be sure to replace your fuel filter and inspect the fuel line!!!

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