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Cleaning out your tank and fuel lines

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by xSpyderguyx, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    xSpyderguyx

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    So I went to autozone yesterday to pick some stuff up and they had fuel tank cleaner for sale and He said it should be done every three months. To myself I called bullshit on that, but I have never done that on my truck I have gotten it serviced and what not every 3 months, but never clean out the fuel tank or put any cleaner in my gas tank?

    Anybody have thoughts reguarding this?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    dylandercole

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    look up seafoam
     
  3. Feb 19, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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    1998tacoma4x4

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    Seafoam is more for getting the carbon buildup out of your engine. I think what he is talking about is actually like getting all the gunk and crap out of his tank.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    another gsxr 1k

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    Seafoam will help to do that too.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    OSUjake

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    IMO Try BG's 44K. Most gas cleaners use ALCOHOL, which destroys the rubber lines, 44K does not contain this. I put it in every 5K. The Toyota dealership will charge you a gas cleaning treatment service when your truck reaches so many miles. If you don't use 44K, the dealership will charge you for this service. I got a really good deal from the Toyota parts dept when I bought a case of it for cash.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    RideFast

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    i must agree with osujake, I have never used 44k. I have always used lucas. I buy it by the gallon at autozone and put in my tank after my 5k oil change.
     
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