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Old 06-13-2010, 06:05:36 PM
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Hello, what is the best thing to use to clean very gummed up tank. The tank is off a 3horse Bullseye engine .Thanks
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I have found acetone to be an effective solvent for old gasoline. Be sure to use outside with good safety procedures.
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Try stick the sand blaster nozzle in the filler hole and that will get most of it.
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I've had good luck with full strength Castrol Superclean and roofing nails or small pebbles.

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Hi,
I've tried just about everything, and what I found "really works" great is "Spray Nine" It's Been great for me on gummed up tanks and check valves. Try it you might like it!
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If it is gummed up with old gasoline varnish and goo, what works real good for me is alcohol (rubbing, methanol, Heet). Pour in, slosh it around and let it sit (an occasional shake doesn't hurt now and again) and then after 24 hours, pour the haz-mat out :-)

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