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Cleaning spare gas tank

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Amo-cat3, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    Amo-cat3

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    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?
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    i would just buy new one and use that one for bad gas
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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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.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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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.

    Howard
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Just worried about the two stroke oil. It's been empty for over a year now with the cap on. I guess I'll put some fresh gas in, swoosh it around a few times and dump and air out. That should do it, thanks all.
     
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