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Old 02-23-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Cleaning spare gas tank

Quick question - I have a 6 gallon poly gas tank that i used for mixing two stroke oil and gas. It's been sitting empty for 2 years in my shed. I want to clean it out so i can keep fresh gas in it for the Tacoma. How should i clean/rinse it out, or is it tainted and should not be used for fresh gas for the truck?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Was there a cap on it, is it clean inside and you're just worried about the 2-stroke oil? If so, empty it out and fill it with gas. That tiny bit of 2-stroke oil residue on the walls shouldn't be an issue.

If it's dirty, rinse it with water and make sure it's completely dry before putting gas in. If there's a sludge on the bottom, use something like carb cleaner to dissolve the sludge and again make sure it's dry before putting fuel in.
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Just dump the old gas out and refill with fresh gas...the little bit of oil shouldn't make a difference.

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