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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:15 pm

Muriatic is cheap too, like $10 a gallon or something close. It is pretty nasty stuff though, so you NEED to wear skin and eye protection while working with it, and only outside, the fumes are bad. It will get 100% of the rust out though.
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Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:29 pm

Sounds like the better option, then.

I imagine it takes a while to get full coverage using only a gallon, or does it work that quickly?
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Postby M20_fever » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:47 pm

It works fast. I did a couple motorcycle tanks with it and it only took a couple hours of rolling it around to get full coverage.
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby LeRoy Jenkums » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Place a chain in the tank and cap it with a diluted acid water. Toss in back of pickup. rotate . About 30 minute drive will clean well.
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby blasphemy101 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:01 pm

LeRoy Jenkums wrote:Place a chain in the tank and cap it with a diluted acid water. Toss in back of pickup. rotate . About 30 minute drive will clean well.


This is pretty common in the motorcycle world. I'm not sure how effective this would be, given how divided our gas tank is. I imagine you could get the side with the fuel pump pretty well, but unless it's one of the models with 2 openings, I don't see how you could get to the other side.
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby Terry » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:37 am

If you don't want to diy, there should be a shop close to you that specializes in gas tank repair/restoration that should be cheaper than a new tank.
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:40 pm

Thank you Terry. Because my issues have been so persistent, I'm giving a local shop a call to compare their rates vs. the price of a new tank.
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby blasphemy101 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:10 pm

All of the places I called wanted $150+ to flush my gas tank. Considering the huge dent in my gas tank and my desire to NEVER do this again, I opted to replace the tank with one from Advance. With a coupon, I got the tank to my door for $175. I dropped two new pumps (replaced under warranty) in, and the car's running again. Now I actually get to drive this thing...

Bottom line: just spend the money where it counts -lll._.-
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby Yoshi » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:55 pm

new tank was that cheap? Damn I shoulda gotten a new one <_<
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby blasphemy101 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:14 pm

Granted, the tank took some "persuasion" to make it fit.
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby AustinR » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:27 am

What all did you have to do to make it fit?
I bought I used one a while back because my old one was leaking. Well my "new" one has an issue with the fuel return built on the inside of the tank (late model). Considering one of these cheap newer ones?
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:39 pm

The holes/tabs for the bolts that hold the tank to the car didn't fit right. I ended up having to bend the tab that goes over the stud on the passenger side very slightly with a screwdriver, then it lined up.

Unfortunately, I just found the bolt for the center bolt hole. It should probably be okay, since all four corners of the tank are supported, and I'm 95% sure the bolt wouldn't have gone in anyways. Here's to hoping it doesn't come crashing down on my driveshaft any time soon...
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Re: Rust in Gas Tank...

Postby AustinR » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:28 pm

Lol. Best of luck to you.
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