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Old 01-21-2013, 06:22 AM
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I have a Honda Accord with rust in the gas tank. I don't know if there is any way to prevent this from getting into the injectors. I wonder if there is a good enough fuel filter to accomplish this. Does anyone know about this who could advise me?

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You will change filters weekly, your tank is still rusting and mixing with the fuel & entering your motor. You need to drop the tank have it cleaned & Sealed.
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Drain the gas from the tank. Drop the tank and clean it the beat you can with simple green or some type of degreaser. Main thing is to get rid of all the gas fumes. If you have a radiator shop nearby take it to them and see if they will dip it and clean the rust out. If the cost is too high get another tank from an auto recycler.
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You didn't specify what year or model Accord, but given how common these cars are, I wouldn't even screw with it. Just get a replacement tank. Oh, and change the fuel pump while you have the tank out.
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Thank you for your replies. I've found a shop nearby who will clean it.

One of you mentions replacing the fuel pump. Is it not possible to flush it or clean it in some other way?
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The electric fuel pump is in the tank and you need to drop the tank to replace it. This is one of those "might as well do it now" things. If you don't replace it while the tank is out for cleaning, you can guarantee that you'll be dropping the tank again in a few months to replace it then.
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