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paolocanevariFri Nov-26-04 05:50 PM
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"us gas and fiberglass tank???"


  

          

hi there, i need some help, I'm italian and I live in New York part of the year, I just bought a Fastback 1969, I have also a Roadster in Italy!
Here in US the gas has a percentage of ethanol, that reacts with fiberglass creating a stiky mix that glues the amals...do you know the problem?..any solution?..I'm now sealing the tank with a sealer that should work..But I'm afraid that the stiky stuff got also in the valves..does anyone have a suggestion?..or already got in troubles with it?..
thanks a lot
paolo

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Ty ParkerSat Nov-27-04 08:23 AM
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#1. "RE: us gas and fiberglass tank???"
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I had the same problem this summer (see topic #4273 "Gummy Mess"). Mine gummed up so bad that I had valves sticking open. I use Cyclo carb cleaner, which easily removed the gum. The Hirsh sealer fixed the problem with the tanks and I havn't had a problem since.
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paolocanevariMon Nov-29-04 06:27 PM
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Hi Tyrone,
thanks for your answer!..I'm now seling the tank..Do you think I should clean also the valves? I wonder if the previous gummy stuff going to stay there, the carbs are now clean..but the valves are not easy to reach..any advise how to proceed?..
Thanks a lot,
all the best
Paolo

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Ty ParkerWed Dec-01-04 12:27 PM
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#3. "RE: us gas and fiberglass tank???"
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I took the carbs off and used Cyclo carb cleaner and an old tooth brush. The stuff came right off. I kicked mine over slowly with spark plugs out just to make sure the valves were not stuck, and then took it for a ride just to get the cleaner out of the engine (really just an excuse to go for a nice long ride). Good luck.
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