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Re: Gunk in Farmall H fuel tank?

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You are going to have to remove the tank from the tractor to start with. I use a POR15 product called Marine Clean to clean out the old varnish from gas tanks. If you can not find any of that go to a janitoral supply house and buy the strongest degreaser/detergent you can find. Mix it strong with VERY hot water. Put about a half pound of 3/8" washers in the tank and shake, rattle and roll the tank. You most likely will have to repeat this several times. You should also let the tank set in different positions to allow the mixure to soften the goo on the sides and the top of the tank. The last one I did I built a sling to hold the tank and suspended it from my ceiling to make it easier to shake it with out having to lift it up while I was shaking. Pull the washers out with a magnetic probe and you should be good to go. I would look very carefully at the cleaned tank for rust. If it rusty, you should put in a tank liner product. The rust can be just as vexing as the goo....

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