Badly Rusted (& Crud Filled) Fuel Tank

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  1. Tony Hayden

    Tony Hayden New Member
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    Dec 9, 2019
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    Can anybody recommend a fuel tank cleaning service.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

    Feb 25, 2017
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    DIY. Sluice it out as best you can then let it sit for 24/48hrs full of a weak phosphoric acid solution.

    £20 for 5 litres..... Google it!
     
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  3. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

    Aug 14, 2019
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    Don't know if this is helpful and might not be what you're looking for but...
    I had probs with the tanks from my two 90's Hondas. Basically they were rusting. Particles were flaking off, clogging filters and buggering up carbs. I tried de-rusting, using a product mentioned in one of the monthly comics. I'm pretty sure I followed the instructions carefully but it didn't work. It was bloody difficult trying to dry out the tank at the end because of the convoluted baffle system inside. I had them sitting over an oil-filled rad for 3 days!
    In the end I had the tanks lined. There are DIY kits out there but after my de-rusting experience I let the professionals do it. I went to biketankrepairs.co.uk. They're in Devon and the main man is Kevin Newton. So far everything has been fine with no trace of rust.
     
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  4. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Just fill and forget, cheap pickling vinegar and top up with water to the brim,leave a few days....
     
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