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Fuel tank treatment?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LKJR, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    Well I had to pull the fuel tank on the jimmy this weekend, it's sat dead for awhile, and I think it's because of the sediment clogging up the fuel pump. Well I drained it and took it to the carwash and sprayed it out the best I could, shaking it trying to get the 30 years of sediment out of it, well there is still some in there, any ideas on how to get the rest out? I don't have a welder so I really don't want to drill a hole in the corner. Also isn't there some kinda of treatment stuff you can put in there to kinda seal/preserve the inside of the actual tank? or is that just a service that's done professionally?
     
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    I have seen several companies that have fuel tank sealers. POR 15 and Eastwood both sell a sealer. Does it work I don't have a clue? Maybe someone else does? Hope this helps.
     
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    Take it to a radiator shop and they can clean it and put a great sealer in there for you. It is a lime green sealer, costs about 45 bucks around here to have it done, but it is outstanding.

    John
     
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    As Chevyracer said take it to a radiator shop and have them boil it out overnight to clean it out and they sometime have a sealer if not you can go to a motorcycle shop and buy som Kleem Fuel Tank Liner.
     
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    how much does this motorcycle stuff cost? $45 is too much right now...
     
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    Kreem is very expensive for the amount you will need. Go to www.jpcycles.com and look up part number 15-293 or part number 15-291. There should be a desription there. The name of the product is KREEM and you may be able to find it on eBay or on the web somewhere cheaper.

    John
     
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    Les, Like the others I had my 31 gallon tank boiled out at the radiator shop and then coated it with the Eastwood tank sealer. I used two kits for the large tank and that is a lot of sealer to get setup. One kit should be enough just follow the instructions to the letter. I don't remember all of the steps but they include washing the tank with a solvent and etching with a acid before using the kit. It does a real nice job.
     
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    that service around here is $85.00.
     
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    well considering the cost and broke state I think I"m just gonna do what I can for now and not worry about sealing it, the tank has a dent in it anyway, so somewhere down the road I'll replace it with a bigger tank. With the cost of this it's a good chunk of the purchase of a new tank so.....thanks for all the input guys.
     
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    They did a bit on Trucks about this one time. They used a chain and a cleaning agent to clean the inside of the tank. Here is the info on Kleem. Kleem Combo pack (prep and tank sealer) goes for $26.99. Tank Prep only (two part mix)$14.99. Tank Sealer only $15.99 a pint. Tank Degreaser $6.99 a pint. I took these prices out of the J&P Cycle Catalog 1-800-397-4844 or www.jpcycles.com

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Most new tanks you'll need to test and seal before you use it also. That goes for used ones too.
     

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