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    best way to clean out an old petrol tank?

    whats the best idea to clean/flush an old tank? its been dry /empty for years

    same thing with a radiator?

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    I know before welding a fuel tank you run water through it, stop every so often and smell inside. If it still smells of petrol, then continue with running through water until it doesn't smell of fuel. I might be wrong about this and weather it works though; I have never tried it.

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    No real way of sorting a rad once it's stuffed for awhile Ian. The block sediment sets like concrete and simply will not move. A blocked rad that has been in continuous use stands a better chance but the job is so labour intensive that nowadays it's cheaper to recore.

    Re the tank boiling water and household soap power with some big pebbles stuck in there .Leave til it cools and then agitate ,rince and repeat as necc. You'll be able to see what the condition is like once the sender is removed and how you are progressing.

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    The best way of sorting an old tank is to get a handfull of sharp pebbles and shake the tank changing the angle you shake it at constantly,that will loosten any rust/crap you cant see/get too,wash the thing out with cold water,and then put in the magic potion Frost Restoration sell (cant remember its name but its in there catalogue) pour it in straight after the water's been poured out,yes still wet !,sluce it around,then leave it to dry-brilliant stuff looks and feels like the tank has been lead lined,The rad should be irrigated several times with caustic soda-goggles and gloves time dude,Bry
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    There is another easier way. Shove some M8 nuts in there, and slap it on the front of a cement mixer for an hour.

    Alternatively, get it dipped at local acid dippers.

    Needs lining with Petseal, or that stuff Frosts sell. And fit an in line filte after tank.

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    im just going to post all my topic in the tech section and save you moving them si....lol

    tried the gravel and water, then shacking the **** out of it option, which seem to work quite well. loads of brown **** came out ill try it again in a few days when my arms recover

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    S'ok, I just put the stuff in here so that other people might find it easier if they have the same problems or want to do the same thing
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    Petrol tank

    Hi peeps i've welded a petrol tank before al you need to do is take one empty tank connect a hose from it to your exhaust pipe of a car run the engine for awhile this defumes tank and hey presto you can weld it.

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