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Gas tank rust, fix or not...

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    Gas tank rust, fix or not...


    Okay, this isn't off my bike but I got a new gas tank for my 3000GT and there is some verry light rust inside. Should I bother with a rust treatment/acid bath or just fill it and run it?

    The worst part is the filler hole which I could get to by hand easily.

    Don't want this to be a big project but I have the tank out and I'm on the fence...






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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    I say fill it and run it.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Kind of what I'm leaning toward.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Tough one... it doesn't look bad at all. For me, I'd probably get my soda blaster out and give it a quick hit.

    If I didn't have my soda blaster, I'd probably just get to any easily accessible parts and then fill and go.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Yeah, run it. Anything you hit it with will likely flash rust even worse than that before you get gas in it.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    I threw a little vapo rust in then rinsed with gas. Yeah, didn't want to mess with treatments or rinse with water, the rust is pretty mild.

    Definitely cleaned up the rust spots at the bottom and some other crap, nice clean gas in it now.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Is there an external fuel filter you can change in a few hundred/thousand miles? That'd probably be ideal.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    Is there an external fuel filter you can change in a few hundred/thousand miles? That'd probably be ideal.
    Yep. Screen in the tank and external filter by the engine. Actually replaced the gas tank, pump, sender, fuel filter + assembly & S/S fuel line from tank to engine.

    If she lives a few thousand miles, I'll change the filter.. 290k miles

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Yeah. Run it.

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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Yep. She's running again. That old tank was a mess


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    Re: Gas tank rust, fix or not...

    Nice... I always like the 3000GT.

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