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Old 03-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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I have a 2000, and it's 12 years old obviously, I wanna drop my tank and clean it, just bc I want a healthier fuel tank, I'm doing it just for precautions. So how do you clean the gas tank?
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Gas naturally cleans as is. It would be a waste to drop the tank for just "cleaning" just keep running and switch to a premium tank 1 time a month. If u absolutely want to clean it drain it. Spray with brake cleaner and rinse the bottom with fresh clean gas
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I'm not sure about the different octane cleaning anything but different gas company's have different additives. I've gone with chevron and it's been good gas. My buddies dad restored and old rusty motorcycle tank by throwing a couple handfuls of nuts in side then shook the piss out of it. The nuts broke up all the rust and hard gunk. I figure if you REALLY wanna check it out I'd do it on a empty tank, drop it, take the pump out and take a flash light and look around inside. If there is build up you might be able to fit your arm inside with a putty knife or if it's really bad you could try the nuts idea. I would put a couple pounds in it then bounce it to death on a trampoline or roll it around on a lawn. Then flush it out with gas, install a new pump and sending unit, throw it back in and you're good to go.
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I have a 2000, and it's 12 years old obviously, I wanna drop my tank and clean it, just bc I want a healthier fuel tank, I'm doing it just for precautions. So how do you clean the gas tank?
Hot soapy water (Dawn Dish Liquid works well) and a handful or two of marbles, hex nuts, ball bearings, etc., etc..
Fill tank about a 1/4 full of the hot soapy water.
The hotter the water, the better it will work.
Add the agitation objects and shake well.
Rinse well with hot water, remove the agitation objects and inspect.
Dry out with compressed air or let it sit out in the sun and dry out completely.


The hot soapy water will help dissolve the sludge and the agitation objects will help break up any accumulated gunk and rust.
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Gas naturally cleans as is. It would be a waste to drop the tank for just "cleaning" just keep running and switch to a premium tank 1 time a month. If u absolutely want to clean it drain it. Spray with brake cleaner and rinse the bottom with fresh clean gas
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Hot soapy water (Dawn Dish Liquid works well) and a handful or two of marbles, hex nuts, ball bearings, etc., etc..
Fill tank about a 1/4 full of the hot soapy water.
The hotter the water, the better it will work.
Add the agitation objects and shake well.
Rinse well with hot water, remove the agitation objects and inspect.
Dry out with compressed air or let it sit out in the sun and dry out completely.

The hot soapy water will help dissolve the sludge and the agitation objects will help break up any accumulated gunk and rust.
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Re: Gas tank question

Might as well put that 255 fuel pump in while your at it. You know your gonna eventually anyway, knowing you-
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Yeah with the soapy water would prob be better.
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Might as well put that 255 fuel pump in while your at it. You know your gonna eventually anyway, knowing you-
Where can I get one? And does it need a tune?

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And what do I look for I know nothing about fuel pumps. Never got there yet.
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Re: Gas tank question

BBK Electric Mustang Fuel Pump Kit - 255 LPH (86-97 V8) 1607 - Free Shipping!
It does not need a tune because we have a return fuel rail (I believe thats how it is discribed) but no, you do not and you can go higher no problem. It is something that will be needed if you plan on incresing HP considerably in the future. Another reason for getting one (My reason right now) is when the fuel system check valve starts to fail and it takes a second or two more to crank over the engine. I get around it right now by priming the pump before starting it- Turning the key but not enough to start the engine so that the fuel pump turns on and fills up the fuel line- then I start the engine. Dropping the tank is a big job, I have been putting it off. Alot of people have suggested to me buying an Edlebrock fuel pump, but they all seem pretty reliable.
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BBK Electric Mustang Fuel Pump Kit - 255 LPH (86-97 V8) 1607 - Free Shipping!
It does not need a tune because we have a return fuel rail (I believe thats how it is discribed) but no, you do not and you can go higher no problem. It is something that will be needed if you plan on incresing HP considerably in the future. Another reason for getting one (My reason right now) is when the fuel system check valve starts to fail and it takes a second or two more to crank over the engine. I get around it right now by priming the pump before starting it- Turning the key but not enough to start the engine so that the fuel pump turns on and fills up the fuel line- then I start the engine. Dropping the tank is a big job, I have been putting it off. Alot of people have suggested to me buying an Edlebrock fuel pump, but they all seem pretty reliable.
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Re: Gas tank question

99-04 Mustang Walbro Fuel Pump 255-317 lph
Sorry, Same thing, just another model year. same situation though, understand.
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