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Old 08-20-2016, 07:14 PM   #11
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Thanks JR. Yeah I'm at a shop & the shop foreman if a real ----. But the owner and I hit it off and will be working w/ him Monday, days he might have a guy who can clean it out, but has to take an end off to get inside? Well we'll see..
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:09 PM   #12
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20" x 56" lol - drained contaminated fuel out, kept clogging filters - inside rusting and mass algae build-up. Might have to do the replacement tank route - thanks for the advice. Appreciate it.
Did you have it boiled out?? most radiator shops can do it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:12 PM   #13
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Thanks JR. Yeah I'm at a shop & the shop foreman if a real ----. But the owner and I hit it off and will be working w/ him Monday, days he might have a guy who can clean it out, but has to take an end off to get inside? Well we'll see..
That doesn't seem right at all, shop should have a pipe/ rod to insert thru the sender hole & send steaming water up into it while it's submerged in a tank.
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I had the same problem this past winter with a Gillig that had sat for 15 years.
Look up toilet paper fuel filter on the web.
Make one or buy one.
Plumb it in before your regular fuel filters.
Change your fuel filters. Get two extra sets.
Put enough fuel in your tank to get where you want to be.
Drive there.
You may have to change the tp element on your way home, have some extra fuel in a jug along.
The tp filter should keep the crud out of your expensive filters.
Worked for me.
Let us know how it works out.
You can do it. For cheap!
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You can also drive a long way with your fuel supply and return lines stuck in a jug of fuel on the floor of the cab. But I can't recommend that.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:29 PM   #16
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You can also drive a long way with your fuel supply and return lines stuck in a jug of fuel on the floor of the cab. But I can't recommend that.
Ever see Project Roadkill? Reminds me of all the times they buy an old beater with a bad tank and have a fuel pump hooked to a couple 5 gallon plastic gas cans in the trunk or bed of a truck. lol

I have my fingers crossed for this one, that a good purge will clean that tank right up.

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Old 08-25-2016, 10:29 PM   #17
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Tank repaired/cleaned ran fine.. for a minute.. clutch went out in Crescent City this morning - good times..
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Tank repaired/cleaned ran fine.. for a minute.. clutch went out in Crescent City this morning - good times..

Well shoot!
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Of all the things i've lost... my mind ....something something

Way to keep your sense of humor. And hey... a new clutch too?! right on!



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It may have cost me more than I can stomach, but have met some damn fine folks in the past few weeks.. I'm thinking of calling this experience - Rediscovering America. Not trying to sound corny at all..
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