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Old 10-28-2007, 08:12 AM
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Fuel tank clean out

Howdy All,
Some of y'all might have read in my fuel pump posts about the junk I found in the bottom of my fuel bowl yesterday. I cleaned it out 10 months ago when I fixed some thin spots in the bowl and replaced the pump. Yesterday, replacing the pump again the bottom of the fuel bowl looked like the beach had visited it. Sand and junk, etc....
So here are my questions:
I want to clean my tanks out. What is the best way to do this? Is this even feasible?

How often do y'all clean out your fuel bowls? Will opening the bowl drain say once a month and letting the fuel dump out keep it clean?

Would an inline filter (golden rod ((Tractor Supply)) ) help with this problem?

I would like to eventually get away from the fuel bowl set up. I have seen a couple of other set ups on OBS' that have deleted it.
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Craig
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:19 AM
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Not sure but I try to drain my fuel bowl every couple of months to get rid of the water in the fuel system.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:50 AM
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Thanks Vital,
I guess I need to start doing it more frequently than I have been. I just can't get over how much junk was in the bowl.
Craig
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I've had white snot junk in to bowl of my 96 for the past two filter changes. I guess its water but I havn't had a chance to clean the tanks.
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