<VV> Cleaning gas tank

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Sat Aug 29 23:28:33 EDT 2015

On 8/29/2015 10:34 AM, Smitty via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I am looking for a way to clean out the gas tank on a LM without 
> having to remove said tank. Remove float assembly and flush out tank 
> with what??? Thanks for any helpful suggestions. By the way car has 
> sat for at least 10 years and not sure if any fuel remains. John Gull 
> in Asheville NC
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Smitty Says;  John, alcohol from a building supply store will dissolve 
> the gum in a tank.  Of course it will only clean as high as the level 
> of the liquid.

Drain what you can, pull the sending unit out and inspect.
Spray whatever you can through the opening and let it drain back out.
Then reinstall unit, put a good disposable filter between tank and fuel 
pump, and drive it.

Jay Maechtlen
'61 2-dr modified w/fiberglass skin,
transverse 3.8 Buick V6 TH440T4 trans

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