gas tank

hi, can anyone tell me if cleaning out my carb a couple of times a month sounds right? i cleaned tank out three times with vinegar. installed inline fuel filter. i heard theres a tank liner or something you add to tank, also i heard you can add two inline filters. any truth to this stuff? runs great after i clean it out?????

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Did you get all the vinegar residue out?LOL. No,you're probably not getting good enough filtering and need to check first the petcock filter to make sure it's complete with no flaws.Then check the filter at the carb for integrity.Then clean out the carb immaculately and install an inline, very fine filter below the petcock.The only things I've ever seen get thru good filters is chemically coagulating substances.e.g. sugar or other crystalline minerals.Now I suppose if you didn't get all that vinegar out it really could get thru to the float bowl and wreak havoc.ALSO,I don't know what kind of float you have in your carb,but if it's one of those dark composite material ones and it's decaying,that could be it,too.

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Ron Brown /

Ralph,

What do you find in the carb when you clean it?

Ron

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not much just very liitle residue in the bowl, thats why i am stumped. have in line filter already, thought that would have helped. what about gas treatment?

Re: Installing the filter

When installing a fuel lilter, try to put it below the level of the carburetor's fuel inlet. This way any crud the filter doesn't catch will have to flow uphill to get to the carb.

Since these engines don't have much fuel flow, the fine dirt will stay at this low point.

Jim

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What does vinegar do? Does it remove rust?

Vinegar

What does vinegar do? Does it remove rust?

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hi, i heard it works to remove rust. learned that from this great forum.it definetly worked though i would ask these informative bunch though.

Re: gas tank

Ralph,

If you think you have a problem with water in the gas, a little Dry Gas may help, meanwhile, my toilet bowl has "residue" and my coffee cup has "residue" but I can find words to differentiate between the two (maybe I should clean them). : )

How about a description of your "residue".

Ron

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Ron Brown /

oops, apparently got ahead of myself on the last post. Don't worry Ralph, you are not talking to yourself!

Ron

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Wayne Broderick /

Vinegar is an acid, and it makes sense that it would remove rust. It's also good for ear infections, cleaning, and helps with throat congestion if you use it as a gargle.

You can use it to clean a coffee maker, or as a salad dressing.

I put it on my french fries.

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Yes, it seems like it would work, but has anybody tried it (besides ralph)?

What else can you do to take care of a rusty gas tank? How can you prevent it?

Re: Vinegar

Wayne Broderick /

A 100% full gas tank won't rust. keeping your tank nice and full will prevent it.

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