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Old 08-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Sitting Gas Tank

I have a tank I bought used a few months back and it's been sitting in my garage in a box. I shined a bright light in there tonight and I spotted a few tiny spots of rust but nothing bad at all.

Should I just fill it up with gas for the meantime while I fix my bike?

Should I install a gas filter into the line?

Should I spray something in there just to be safe?
If so, what brand/type? Procedure?

I'd take pics but its just about impossible to capture it.

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The stabil helps the gas; if its sealed it shouldnt be a problem. We use to store tanks w enough gas to cover the fuel screen and completely seal it. As for a filter, the screen inside the tank will stop anything from going throught he pump.
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I'd personally rock that tank. As long as the surface rust is as minimal as you say, you should be fine. The fuel petcock screen should catch any that comes out.

Try putting about 1/2 gallon of gas in the tank and swish it around for a while. Dump that gas (or filter it and put it in your lawn mower) and then fill the tank with fresh fuel after installation. Patrick recommends Sea Foam treatment quite a bit for dirty fuel tanks and systems, some of that couldn't hurt either
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I'd personally rock that tank. As long as the surface rust is as minimal as you say, you should be fine. The fuel petcock screen should catch any that comes out.

Try putting about 1/2 gallon of gas in the tank and swish it around for a while. Dump that gas (or filter it and put it in your lawn mower) and then fill the tank with fresh fuel after installation. Patrick recommends Sea Foam treatment quite a bit for dirty fuel tanks and systems, some of that couldn't hurt either
Good deal, I got some Seafoam at work. Tom always hands out good advice
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where can i get some sea foam...found stabill...need da foam
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where can i get some sea foam...found stabill...need da foam
Oreilly's. White Can, red cap (I think)
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If that doesn't get the rust out you can also pick up just Kreem tank prep "A" and "B", which are the cleaner and neutralizer less the coating.

http://www.kreemproducts.net/p-16-kreem-tank-prep.aspx

They're around $15.00 - $17.00. I keep them in stock, as does most bike shops.
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