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Old 03-23-2014, 08:35 PM   #41
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Update. Took off the tank and drained most of it. Still had about 1/2 gallon left so I removed the fuel pump.

Good idea not to run it. Sand looking stuff in the tank and this...

Time for a new fuel strainer/ filter
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Update. Took off the tank and drained most of it. Still had about 1/2 gallon left so I removed the fuel pump.

Good idea not to run it. Sand looking stuff in the tank and this...

Time for a new fuel strainer/ filter
Holy Cow! That's not normal...
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:13 AM   #43
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that doesnt really look like gasoline buildup lol i have never seen it snap a filter...unless you have the worlds shittiest gas station
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The sandy is the result of the ethanol in the gas. You pull carbs apart and you find yellow or pinkish sand
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I hope people now understand the "drain the tank" idea is the right idea
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I got a couple drops of that chevron techron stuff on the paint around my tank under the cap. It made the paint peel/flake.
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Now you know that works
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having experience in moonshine related activities i can say that the sandy gunk is likely a byproduct of bad ethanol. ethanol is essentially moonshine. if it is not distilled to 100% purity there will be some sugar/starch unfermented. once air and water is added it will begin to ferment and once that happens the dead yeast and other biologicals become what is called trub a sandy yellow/brown gunk that sinks. gasoline does not kill certain yeast strains and aside from having no ethanol in gas i dont know of a way to prevent this process.
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Yes, the sandy looking stuff is greenish yellow. About a 1/2 cup came out and is at the bottom of the drain bucket but I can see some still in the tank.

So, what is the best way to get the tank clean?
Does a shop have some "magic tool" or should I just slosh some fresh gas around a few times?

I found the strainer I need (15420-05H00). Looks like ~$30 online so at least that is not too bad.
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its biological so it just needs to be washed out. any chemical that will destroy it would be harsher then necessary for the tank
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Update. Took off the tank and drained most of it. Still had about 1/2 gallon left so I removed the fuel pump.

Good idea not to run it. Sand looking stuff in the tank and this...

Time for a new fuel strainer/ filter
The sandy stuff is the ethanl breaking down/the additives falling out of suspension as the ethanol evaporates.
Take some fresh fuel and slosh it around in the tank to rinse put any residue.
Glad you didn't run it.


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I got a couple drops of that chevron techron stuff on the paint around my tank under the cap. It made the paint peel/flake.
Odd, your paint must have been loose/corroded underneath.
I've been using the Techron stuff for years, and though I don't purposely spill it, I have gotten some on painted surfaces and had no issues.
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original paint or was it a repainted tank? most paints are designed to not be weakened by petroleum solvents. but if its not original paint could explain the breakdown
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