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Storing a gas tank by Csjag
Started on: 03-05-2014 08:11 PM
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Does anyone have the best procedure for storing a Fiero gas tank that is in good condition so that it won't get rusty inside?

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Report this Post03-05-2014 08:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROFLYERSend a Private Message to FIEROFLYEREdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Completely drain it and let it air dry is what I do then store the tank some where safe. Might be some kind of rust inhibitor or some thing you can coat the tank with, I would ask some one at a repair shop that works on fuel tanks to be sure. Dan
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Report this Post03-05-2014 08:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It depends a lot on the climate you have....and I bet yours is high humidity all the time. Ask at a local parts yard, they have to deal with this a lot. You may end up adding sta-bil and sealing the openings.

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I've used an oxygen scavenger http://tinyurl.com/kh5c6lb for guns, tools, and casr-iron pots/pans. Just a packet or two and a well-sealed plastic bag - no rust. EVER! I use the same product for storing long-term food.

I imagine it would work the same on the interior of a gas tank. Clean and dry thoroughly, throw some oxygen scavenger packets into the thing and securely tape up the ports.

RUST IS OXIDATION. WITHOUT OXYGEN THERE IS NO RUST.

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Report this Post03-06-2014 10:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
StaBil just came out with a new stabilizer called 360*. Its added to some fuel, not a full or empty tank, seal the openings with tape and plastic, and it creates a vapor that covers all the surfaces to prevent any rust. You can even add it to a stored car with only a few gallons of gas for extended times. It makes the argument of whether to store full or empty a non issue. In the car, it dont need sealed because its a sealed system already.
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Report this Post03-06-2014 07:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CsjagClick Here to Email CsjagSend a Private Message to CsjagEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Roger that sounds like a good product
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