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Old 07-11-2005, 07:38 AM
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Gas Tank Plugged

After not being able to get gas to the fuel pump I pulled the sending unit and looked in side. YUK there is 20 years of "gunk" clogging the bottom of the tank.
IS there a product to clean this stuff out or should I order a new tank?

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Old 07-11-2005, 07:53 AM
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Old 07-11-2005, 08:30 AM
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... or should I order a new tank?
20 years old, what car? Only asking because it may be just a easy and better to replace the tank. That is what I did with my 1981 Camaro. I can't remember exactly, but it was like $150. Since it was new, I had a drain plug added so that I can always flush it out later if needed. Ed www.edgesz28.com
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Clean or Replace tank?

If you don't need to change the fittings in the tank, and it's in OK shape other than the gunk inside. Remove it, and have your local radiator shop clean it out for you.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:24 AM
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20 years old, what car? Only asking because it may be just a easy and better to replace the tank. That is what I did with my 1981 Camaro. I can't remember exactly, but it was like $150. Since it was new, I had a drain plug added so that I can always flush it out later if needed. Ed www.edgesz28.com

OK your right its 54 years old but....I ment It's been 20 years since the gas tank had gas in it!
Looks like a replacement will be $320. buck..OUCH!
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A steam cleaner, not hot water but a true steamer works good. However if it is a steel or terne plate tank it's probably a waste of time. Alot of that gunk is going to rust and if it isn't leaking now it soon will be.
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:51 PM
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buy a new tank, it will save you a lot of hassle in the long run,
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:58 AM
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GAWD!! IS everybody but me made of money!!! *G* It's part of "hot rodding" to fix up old parts to work again. "IF" I were you, I'd have the old tank steamed out, then check out what the inside looks like. If you see rust then they make a special paint (can't remember the name) but it's made to coat and seal the inside of gas tanks, cost less then $50. BUT if you got the money then go for it! Get a stainless steel one ...they look WAY COOL!!! *G* My $0.02 anyway, GOOD LUCK! ...Mark
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