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Aluminum Fuel Tank Cleaner?
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: December 23, 2017 08:37AM

I have a aluminum fuel cell that had gas left in it for a long time. I now has a dried film and scale left from it. I seems that corvairs have a lot of the same problems. Does anyone know of a product that will clean the scum from the inside of the aluminum tank?

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Re: fuel cell cleaner
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 23, 2017 08:39AM

Same as a steel tank... gravel and tumble..

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Re: fuel cell cleaner
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 23, 2017 08:44AM

It's been my experience that if a good soak of MEK won't disolve it, neither will gasoline.

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Re: fuel cell cleaner
Posted by: SoloCP ()
Date: December 23, 2017 09:24AM

Try POR-15 degreaser/metal cleaner, water soluible. Used it to clean my tank in my 63 before I sealed it. Work great.

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Re: fuel cell cleaner
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: December 24, 2017 06:08PM

Pine Sol. I use it to clean my carburetors.

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Re: Aluminum Fuel Tank Cleaner?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 26, 2017 10:03AM

It seems like acetone has been recommended here before. Not sure it is aluminum safe.
I've had good luck with my steam cleaner.

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