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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-28-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Trash in gas tank

I don't suppose there is a way to get the trash out of the bottom of a gas tank, is there? Doesn't seem like anything should get though the screen on the fuel valve, but if there is a way to flush the tank out, please share it with me.
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The only way I know of is to remove it and slosh it out with gas and drain it out and keep doing that till its cleaned out.

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i use solvent out of my parts washer tank
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can you remove the shut-off valve assembly from the tank that will help wash it out easier.

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The only way I know of is to remove it and slosh it out with gas and drain it out and keep doing that till its cleaned out.
This.

I figure that about 1/16 of gas at a time will do.

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i always remove the fuel petcock from the tank..makes it easier to flush the tank with fresh gas.

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is there an echo in here???lmao

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is there an echo in here???lmao
Yeah, I believe there is. LOL.

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i always remove the fuel petcock from the tank..makes it easier to flush the tank with fresh gas.
Yes I removed the valve assembly to clean the screen. What if I let the tank dry out and blow compressed air through the vent hose on the cap? Maybe it will force loose trash out of the valve hole?
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put the petcock back in grab a hand full of BBs if its a metal tank put them in put a few oz. of fuel in there put the cap on and shake shake shake this will dislodge anything sticking in the tank wash, rinse, repeat

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