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Old 16-08-10, 04:48 PM   #1
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The petrol tank I have to the WX11 is coated in old petrol sludge, what can I use to flush this junk out?

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Old 16-08-10, 04:58 PM   #2
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Pour in a small quantity of fresh petrol plus a number of reasonably large nuts/bolts (or pebbles). Count the latter to ensure that the number that went in are also removed. Then shake vigorously (but not so vigorously as to knock holes in the tank). Swill out the resultant sludge. Repeat until the tank is clean.
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Old 16-08-10, 05:13 PM   #3
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steve, after youve done that, pour a small amount of fairy liquid in and use tepid water , again slosh around till clean and rinse, leave the cap off the tank to allow it to breathe and finally use an air gun to flush out any remaining fumes, cheers jon
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Cool cheers for that, I used petrol followed by Boiling water and a little washing up liquid, worked a treat.

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Old 16-08-10, 10:01 PM   #5
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steve , i thought of another way to "flush" your tank!!!!! take it with you next time you shower
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Old 16-08-10, 10:04 PM   #6
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steve , i thought of another way to "flush" your tank!!!!! take it with you next time you shower
Shower...whats that? lol Atleast you didnt say next time I go for a crap!

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Old 06-09-10, 04:28 PM   #7
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For anybody who's got a pressure washer to hand i've found the best way of getting tanks spotless inside is just put a generous amount of sand in & then just give it a good blast around. Afterwards just wash it all out again

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Old 06-09-10, 05:40 PM   #8
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Hello,

The petrol tank I have to the WX11 is coated in old petrol sludge, what can I use to flush this junk out?

Cheers Steve
Frost Auto www.frost.co.uk do a product called Marine clean which I have used for similar jobs. They also do a motorcycle petrol tank "overhaul kit" which I got to do my tank with - next job
http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.a...ame=Motorcycle Fuel Tank Repair Kit
I have found them a useful firm for a variety of cleaning products, etc. Their Aliclean for cleaning aluminium is great on ali carbs, etc.
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Looks like I have to go through this all again! Been using white spirit and screws which has taken a good deal off, its just not moving the rest.

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Old 18-01-13, 06:42 PM   #10
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How long has that taken to gunge up again then? Must admit I have taken to not leaving any petrol in tanks as it seems to 'go off' so quickly now.

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