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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:27 am    Post subject: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

Just got a new tank. Instructions say to clean the tank with a carburetor cleaner and gas to remove a "rust protection spray".

Any advice on this? Just follow instructions? Spray with carb cleaner and drain a few times, then do a final rinse with gas?

Just want to get this right . . . an advice/experience appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

Sigeats wrote:
Just got a new tank. Instructions say to clean the tank with a carburetor cleaner and gas to remove a "rust protection spray".

Any advice on this? Just follow instructions? Spray with carb cleaner and drain a few times, then do a final rinse with gas?

Just want to get this right . . . an advice/experience appreciated.

Thanks


Never heard of such a thing ^^^^

You can buy carb cleaner in bulk liquid form.

Pour it in, swish it around, put it in a paint can, let it sit, any debris will settle to the bottom. Pour off the top and save for reuse.

Personally, I'd just fill up the tank, let the gas dissolve whatever is there and it gets burned away.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:

Personally, I'd just fill up the tank, let the gas dissolve whatever is there and it gets burned away.


thats what i did with the tank i put in our diesel last winter. i didnt notice any coating inside for what its worth...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

Yeah, I though it was kind of weird.

I guess I'll follow the instructions and try to clean it off.

This is the what the instructions look like:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

I did it the first time for a customer who supplied the cleaner, same thing, nothing to clean. It`s prolly a paper meant for newer injection systems that are more sensitive?

I don`t do it anymore, waste of resources, no difference....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

We had a tank show up from GW for an owner. Same directions. I contacted GW and their suggestion was to ignore the warning. They probably throw it in with all their tanks regardless of vehicle. If the interior was covered in cosmolene, I'd consider possibly cleaning it.

Good luck getting the sending unit back in. I've had tanks from 2 different suppliers drive me crazy trying to get the sender to seat with a new seal. In both cases, it required dressing the stamping edges. If you don't, they will cut their own groove.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: JP Group Fuel Tank Cleaning Reply with quote

MarkWard wrote:
We had a tank show up from GW for an owner. Same directions. I contacted GW and their suggestion was to ignore the warning. They probably throw it in with all their tanks regardless of vehicle. If the interior was covered in cosmolene, I'd consider possibly cleaning it.

Good luck getting the sending unit back in. I've had tanks from 2 different suppliers drive me crazy trying to get the sender to seat with a new seal. In both cases, it required dressing the stamping edges. If you don't, they will cut their own groove.


Agreed, all tanks need the edges bent a bit for the sender. Don`t use the supplied o`ring nor the GoWesty crap, they start crack in one year ( I had to service a tank I had worked on the year before and noticed the o`ring had gone bad from GoWesty, I didn`t dare using the supplied o`ring).
Vancafe sells the green nitrile VW o`ring, much better. I buy them in viton online now in bulk, good forever....
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