Re: rusty Puch gas tank

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> Seth B Wrote:

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> > Jonathan Bennett Wrote:

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

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

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

> you’re

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

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

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

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

> use

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

> suck.

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

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

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

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

> coil

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> > up on you.

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

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

> forward.

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

> shop

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

> the

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

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

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> > recommended evaporust soaking and such.

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

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> > rusty tanks if at all possible.

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> > Good luck.

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

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

+1^

Let the vinegar do the work.

I've let em soak for over a week before.

Dump, inspect and refill if necessary. When dumping vinegar out of tank drain back into original bottle in case you need to soak longer.

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