Dirty Fuel Tank

08-03-2009, 06:15 AM
Does anyone know how to clean a dirty fuel tank? The car has not been started for a few years. I have removed the tank and dumped sluge, but the inside is very messy.

12-10-2009, 01:41 PM
my best guess would be to put some xylene in it and let it set. it's like a paint thinner on steriods.you should be able to find it relatively easily at a hardware store. really flammable stuff so be careful. i'd change out your fuel filter and pump too just to be on the safe side.

12-10-2009, 01:42 PM
it'll need to be dumped back out also and then let it dry. i wouldn't run it through a motor. thats all the help i can give you.

12-10-2009, 05:06 PM
It's much easier and safer to take the tank to a do-it-yourself car wash and thoroughly wash the inside with the high-pressure wand and some soapy water.

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