Rusty briggs fuel tank

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Old 12-16-08, 04:11 PM
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Rusty briggs fuel tank

Do you guys have any DIY ways to clean these up. 40 bucks to have it steamed and coated. Blower is not worth much.
 
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Old 12-16-08, 06:17 PM
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i don't know what you have
but see if you can replace it with a plastic tank
a lot less than $40
and these don't rust
 
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Old 12-16-08, 06:54 PM
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Remove the tank and dump a handfull of small gravel in it and start shaking, dump it out, rinse it out and do it again and again until you have gotten rid of the loose stuff, now install a inline fuel filter between the tank and carb and you are done. The above is based on your comment of it isn't worth much, however the above procedure will get you by until a hole rusts through the tank. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 12-16-08, 08:11 PM
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Use "Evaporust". Google search. It only eats rust. Leaves everything else intact.
 
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Old 12-16-08, 10:08 PM
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Its the briggs tank where the carb bolts to the top. They don't make a plastic one. I'll try that evaporust stuff. Thanks
 
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Old 12-17-08, 11:19 AM
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dalel20 that "Evaporust" is $21 A Gallon. Before you do that try this first. Fill the tank with warm water. Then drop in on Alka-Seltzer tablet in the tank. DO NOT put the cap on just let is go. It will eat the rust away and it is safe and cheap. The other option is Electrolysis, with Washing Soda and 12 volt Battary Charger. If you want more on the Electrolysis let me know I will post some info or Just google "Remove Rust with Battery Charger" is cool and also works. Once you do the Electrolysis, fill the tank with "Coke Cola" not pepsi or off brand must be Original regular Coke. This will finsh the process of the rust removal from the Electrolysis.
 
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Old 12-17-08, 07:52 PM
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Use the gravel, the carb has a screen filter on the pickup, when it gets blocked use the procedure below, for repair.

You need to install a new diaphram kit, it is Briggs part # 795083 or old # 495770 also Lowe's has a kit #5083 which has the same parts. About $4.00

Here we go;
Remove air cleaner, there are 2 bolts that hold things together, one on the front of the tank 3/8" and one into the block 1/2", remove these bolts, now "slowly" slide the carb/tank off the intake tube and breather tube, now tilt the tank in to release the throttle linkage and waalaa the carb/tank is removed. Remove the 5 screws from the carb/tank remove carb(don't loose the spring) now spray all holes, cracks and crevases in both the carb and tank surface with brake parts cleaner, remove the main screen(looks like a thimble) with a small screwdriver pry out the main jet(carefully) and clean it, reinstall the jet, it can be difficult some times to get it to snap back in place(I use the rounded end of a screwdriver handle). Remove and clean the fuel pickup stem. Clean any junk/rust from the tank. Install the diaphram on the tank then the gasket(no goo or sealer) now carefully replace the carb(the spring will try to misalign the diaphram), tighten all screws a little at a time so as not to crimp the diaphram until they are all tight. Install the carb/tank in reverse order and you are done. If I missed something one of the real mechanics will correct me. Have a good one. Geo
 
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