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    Default petrol tank clean

    Any tips on cleaning a petrol tank that has been sitting for a long time and has filled the petrol pump with gunk,

    it is now out of the car to make things easier

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    Strap it to a cement mixer, fill with sharp gravel, detergent and water.

    https://youtu.be/ULKCqQfRZzI it works.

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    I'd recommend one of the fuel tank liner kits - often sold through motorcycle suppliers.

    These are typically a two part process of cleaner and a liner.

    This kits will clean the tank and stop future service issues, as debris from earlier corrosion, slowly releases into your fuel system.

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    I have done two traction tanks, both, with a POR Fuel Tank Kit. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0tkcipLxpY)
    It is not the cheapest way of doing it but if done properly you can fill and forget. Special attention needs to be paid to getting the finish coat everywhere inside bearing in mind the tank will almost certainly be baffled. Cheers.

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    I'd recommend both, 1st clean with a couple of garden trowel fulls of gravel. (I bought a sack of 'bluemetal' about 10mm fraction), didn't use a concrete mixer though - just agitated by hand. Tip out, repeat x2 minimum. Then I used a tank seal kit (KBR coatings was one I used), main problem with that is you have to rinse out tank after 'stage 1' then has to be completely dry for coating application. I rigged up a hairdryer blowing into the sender unit aperture- still takes about a day to dry


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    If you have a water blaster( Karcher/Gerni or similar) give the accessible internal surfaces a good blast before the gravel treatment...it will remove a good part of the built up crud far more quickly.
    Take care to note if there is an internal mesh strainer in your tank..it may be ruined by either / both of these approaches.If so remove the strainer mesh and place an extra in line filter outside the tank.

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    Will need to clean with chemicals otherwise tank seams will retain junk and fine rust

    As good as any

    Petrol Tank Cleaning and Rust Removal - Real Classic Motorcycle Techniques

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