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    Default tank problem!!!

    no its not a battle tank problem...its my bike tank problem...ITS CATCHING RUST :|...and the petrol sample i took out today was filled with rust colorrrrrrr...i need a fast solution for it...so all you xperts...HELP!
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    Had similar problem with my car's petrol tank, b/c it was not used for a long time..its on CNG.

    Mechanic removed the tank, took it to a denter, cut open a hole, cleaned it, and sprayed it with hardener. then hole was sealed.

    I am not sure if this is the correct solution. My car is still having problems on petrol, but according to mechanic the tank is clean but carburetor needs to be changed.
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    @ foosa

    They can treat the insides of a tank with a hardner/anti rust thing. I had it done on my bike 4 yrs ago...still working. Not sure who exactly does it but a good bet would be to ask the tank denting shops behind radio pakistan.
    DO NOT let them cut open your tank unless it really bad.

    For situations like not usage cos of cng...perhaps theres no option.

    Use good filters, inspect fuel lines regularly. In fact check you fuel lines from the inside for corrosion before attempting anything on the tank. Better still just change them.

    Prefect / Cheap autos, the VW guy at plaza has got some genuine Bosch filters @ 150 each.

    Hope this helps.

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    @ foosa

    Oops sorry didnt realise you were in Multan. Pls. ignore all proper nouns in my post

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    Foosa

    that happened with my bike a long time ago at that time i had a kawasaki 1980 model, and about 7, 8 years ago its fuel tank got rust, mechanic took the tank off emptied that, and then filled it with handful of concrete (BAJRI) and shaked it for a good ten twenty mins, then he washed the tank with water dried it and it was clear of rust for a good two three years. I also asked him the same thing some sort of a paint or something which could stop the rust inside tank, but he just said no nothing can stay inside. However there are some points to be noted,

    That fuel tank was from a kawasaki 1980 model and it could take the inside banging of concrete without any harm to its outside paint.

    Secondly its fuel **** was also taken off before cleaning process.

    And third is that you know that two stroke bikes use mobil oil with petrol in fuel tank mostly, despite that kawasaki got rusted, it means that you cant stop the rusting process inside that tank.

    Cars are a little bit different from bikes since their fuel tanks are bigger and have less curving they can be cut a adjusted later, but i dont think a bike's fuel tanks can be cut and welded to its old shape.

    Funny part is that this cleaning is so simple you can give it a try at home.

    Han another thing normally we push dusters under the fuel tanks usually it doesnt make any difference but when the duster is wet it helps rusting under the fuel tank from outside also, happened with my CD 70. so next time when your bike is parked in the rain or your duster has got wet first of all dry that before pushing it under the tank

    Sorry for such a lengthy reply but couldnt help it,
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    yaar simple.. go to mechanic, have a coating of paint inside... jo part kacha ho gya ho ga wahan iron ya steel pieces rakh ker welding ker day ga from the inside..
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    Oh. I thought somebody must've parked a tank in your lawn and u needed help in moving the thing

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    @all ...thanx (Y)

    i will discuss all of the options with my mechanic and choose the best one...more advices are welcomed...
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    there is special stuff in a market.......its a powder and you mix it up with some special liquid, and you pour it down in your tank and shake it and let it dry for 24 hours it seals the rust and allthe junk....we use this stuff quite often....works great...
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    @foosa

    There must be something other than paint option, but I am not sure on it. Keep the tank openeing as the last option. The cause of rust in the tank can well be that you kept low fuel in it mostly?
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    @7thgear
    ..... you are wrong bhai.....it dose happend beacuse of moisture....and yes you have to open the tank... we do it all day long...
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    7th...after my TRIPS to fuel stations on foot with my bike...i mostly keep half the tank full ...its something else...bad petrol maybe...

    @portage

    bhai can you tell me the name of POWDER STUFF ?
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