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Re: How to Remove Diesel from Tank?
It's next to impossible to be sure a siphon hose is sitting at the lowest part of the tank. Sometimes a weight, like a sinker on the end of a pc. of hose can get it close. Getting a mouthful of diesel is not very tasty, so use clear hose so you can see it coming! It's possible to get everything out EXCEPT the crud. The best way is really to get the tank out, invert it and give it a couple of good rinses with clean fuel. Access inside a tank from the top, even if done by a pro, is an iffy operation. If impossible to remove, I would just get it as clean as possible with a siphon and then keep an eye on the fuel/water separator. The best way to avoid crud getting in there in the first place is to use additives that inhibit growth also, keep the tank full all the time so condensation does not form.
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Last edited by smurphny; 06-27-2012 at 05:06 PM.