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newf

01-11-2018 20:12:47




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I have a w6 I picked up and was working on getting it going. I cleaned the fuel lines but then noticed how much tar had accumulated in the tank. I've spent hours trying to clean it bit still have a bunch behind the baffle. any suggestions on cleaning the rest out.




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rustyfarmall

01-12-2018 05:29:06




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 Re: w6 fuel tank in reply to newf, 01-11-2018 20:12:47  
If it is just tar, fresh gasoline will dissolve it. E85 will be the quickest.



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rustred

01-11-2018 20:51:21




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 Re: w6 fuel tank in reply to newf, 01-11-2018 20:12:47  
if you want a good job and want it done properly take it to a rad shop and have it boiled out in the hot tank. be like new. other than that its experimenting and it time consuming.



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henryv11

01-12-2018 06:42:03




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 Re: w6 fuel tank in reply to rustred, 01-11-2018 20:51:21  
agree with that



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rustred

01-12-2018 18:39:47




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 Re: w6 fuel tank in reply to henryv11, 01-12-2018 06:42:03  
are you sure its tar?, i have never seen old gas turn into tar. i had a tank on a w6 that had gas sit in it for a lot of years and it was just a stinky glue varnesh mess. new gas did absolutly nothing to it. i had to boil it out. kinda wondering about this tar your talking about.



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newf

01-13-2018 06:37:52




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 Re: w6 fuel tank in reply to rustred, 01-12-2018 18:39:47  
nothing else I can call it. black and slimy just like tar. the tank was 1/3 full of it. it had only sat 6 or 7 years from last time used. what a mess. glad the fuel line was disconnected.



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rustred

01-13-2018 09:40:10




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 Re: w6 fuel tank in reply to newf, 01-13-2018 06:37:52  
was just wondering , seen lots what old gas does, but not that.



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