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Old 04-05-2011, 09:54 PM
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cleaning fuel lines and tank without removing?

I'm using a rebuilt carburetor and I don't want any sludge and crap getting into it from the old fuel lines and tank. Is there some kind of cleaner I can use to run through the fuel system that breaks down the sludge without removing everything? I just want it to be good enough to not ruin the carb. Car is 25 years old.

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where the gas line goes into the carb,disconnect that line,put a hose over that gas line,and the other end of hose into a clear plastic bottle,turn over engine with key,put 2 or 3 inches of gas into bottle,disconnect hose from gas line.look at gas in bottle. if clean (no junk)just change fuel filter,if junk in bottle,go to NAPA and buy a fuel filter and housing,cut gas line just forward of tank,install filter, run engine for awhile,take filter off,and check for junk in fuel,if clean reinstall filter ,youre good to go.if not clean,keep running engine and checking for junk until its clean.after you have clean fuel,change filter.no real need to drop tank.UNLESS its really full of junk.
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Thanks for the advice sir.
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