I siphoned as much out of the tank as I could before taking the drain plug
out. Also shot WD 40 into the tank to help keep the rust at bay.
Terry Coll '64 BJ8
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> Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:28:09 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Healeys] Gas and ethanol
> I'm just concerned about how you open the drain plug with 14.4 gallons
> of gas in there. It would certainly drain all the sludge out of the
> but it's not what I want to use to clean my garage floor. I like the
> idea of using the pump to drain the tank but it will take hours. Can
> I add a petcock
> down there?
> On Jan 2, 2010, at 12:51 PM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> > Why not just drain using the plug in the bottom of the tank? That
> > way, you'd get some of the crud that might be in the bottom of the
> > tank.
> > bs
> > Oudesluys wrote:
> >> Why not drain the fuel tank using the fuel pump and use the petrol
> >> in your normal day to day car. Open the filler cap but cover it
> >> with a cloth to prevent dirt, mice etc. getting in.
> >> The remnants either evaporate or will mix with the fresh petrol in
> >> March.
> >> Kees Oudesluijs
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