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08-14-04, 09:50 AM   #1  
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Fuel Tank Crud

I recently restored a 1975 16' runabout with a 115 HP Evinrude outboard to service. Because of the unusual dimensions of the transom, I had to resuse the old steel 18 gal gas tank. I cleaned it with high-pressure water until I couldn't get any more crud out although I know there was still some in there. I installed a clear fuel filter just before the squeeze bulb. When running at high RPM's, it appears crud gets sucked into the draw tube blocking the flow. I can "massage" the squeeze bulb until it refills and flow resumes. Is there a good chemical additive for gasoline tanks that will dissolve the crud into finer particles which will not block the draw tube? Does anyone make custom plastic tanks?

 
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08-14-04, 02:03 PM   #2  
Id ask around dont see why a weld shop cant make you one. Are I have made tanks out of fiberglass work just fine. Try www.defender.com they have 6 18 gal tanks one might fit made of plastic by Tempo


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08-14-04, 03:12 PM   #3  
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Thanks. Tempo does not make the right shape tank. Is there any type of Coast Guard certification required for a local weld or fiberglass shop to make a gasoline fuel tank?

 
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08-14-04, 05:14 PM   #4  
Not that I know ,of as long as your not a Commercial boat

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