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Water in gas tank

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by WOODY367, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    What the best way to get water out of a gas tank? I have a older truck that will not run right. Rebuilt the carb and still the same. Put a clear bottle and punp some gas from the fuel pump and there is water in it. Was thinking of pumping out the gas with a electric fuel pump, butwill I get it all out and what to do about what might be left?
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I believe rubbing alcohol works. Or a new gas tank :D
    sources: google.com
     
  3. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    I use Seafoam. I have also heard StarTron is good stuff as well.
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    pump out as much as you can and then add sea-foam or sta-bil
     
  5. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Best way is to drop the tank, empty it out, then dry it. Other than that, pump the tank as empty as you can get it then run a medium grade gas for a while and put 2 bottles of dry gas in it every time you fill up for a couple of tanks. (3-4)
     
  6. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    Thanks for the info guys. Will try it tomorrow.
     
  7. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Oh ya I forgot about SeaFoam!
    Stuff works great. Onne pint treats 8-25 gallons
     
  8. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    Who sells seafoam? Never heard of it.
     
  9. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

  10. 06Sierra

    06Sierra PlowSite.com Addict
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,329

    Tractor supply has it, I have also seen it at some wal marts. Most of the local auto parts stores around here have it as well. For Sta-bil, use the marine stuff.
     
  11. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Auto zone here has it.
    So does true value
     
  12. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    Going over to PepBoys now, they have it. Thanks
     
  13. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Pep boys is open on Sundays?!
     
  14. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 468

    Yep, just got back and got the SeaFoam. Heading out to drain the tank.