Re: rusty Puch gas tank

Seth B /
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> Jonathan Bennett Wrote:

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> Dish soap, cordless drill and a length of 3/8” galvanized steel cable.

>

> I find it best to solder a couple places to prevent unraveling.

>

> For the drill chuck end, brush about 3” with flux and solder like you’re

> soldering a copper pipe. For the cleaning end, come up the cable about

> 6” and brush a couple inches with flux and solder.

>

> Once cooled, fray the cleaning end out. and start working it into the

> bottom of the tank with some soap and water. Drain, rinse, repeat. I use

> a pair of leather welding glove because a wire through hand would suck.

>

> If it’s still giving you rust specs, get a steel wool, the coarse wire

> type, not the fine stuff. Cut a chunk of it and thread it onto the

> frayed end. Keep drilling. Forward and reverse. Pulling the cable

> almost all the way in and out but be careful because it’ll want to coil

> up on you.

>

> It’s easier if you’ve got a bicycle stand so you can tilt the bike

> forward. I removed the front tire so I could tip it all the way forward.

>

> I then tip it forward and get a 1/2” or 3/4” hose and use it with a shop

> vac to suck out as much as possible. I flush it with water and even the

> blow nozzle on an air compressor in the petcock hole.

>

> Then, after I’ve gotten it as clean as possible, I go through the

> recommended evaporust soaking and such.

>

> FYI, I spent 5 hours on my last Maxi. I’ve promised myself to not buy

> rusty tanks if at all possible.

>

> Good luck.

>

> And don’t forget to run a fuel filter.

Wow, talk about doing things the hard way. But whatever works for you.

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