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Since last few months, i was noticing fuel going dirty in the tank and suspected there was rust inside.
So finally decided to remove the tank and clean it out. But once i started the process, i came to know that situation was much worst. Tank was like half eaten from inside with rust with lots of rusted metal chips in it. I removed as much debris i could but i could clearly see that that tank was done for, and all the rust moving to the engine with fuel could lead to bigger issues in future. Time for a new tank?
Well after seeing so much rust, i moved to carburettor and as expected it was full of rust. Did as much cleaning as i could do and put it back On, but with the same fuel tank it's only the matter of time it becomes full of rust again.
Wondering how much new tank will cost and what measures can be taken to prevent from future rusting....
@12gauge check this out, remember we were talking about inner enamel in bike fuel tanks and you said that you thought local bikes are enameled as well... well here is the answer how much they are enameled ... so you have a green signal to cut it now without worry about enamel for the project.
Pathetic quality :-(
Many might will disagree but its not only the quality issue of tank material but also the pathetic fuel quality we are getting now adays, petrol is not what its use to be, some shitty chemical mixed with low grade petrol pumped in our rides in the name of quality fuel.
its not the first time i am seeing this type of rust in last 20 days time.
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Dear gull brother also a cause of rusting in tank is that when we washed our bikes with pressurised water.water goes in fuel tank from its fuel cap of key hole it is also a cause of rusting
Question is what can we do to avoid rust in the fuel tank?
Dosri baat.... Put some plastic cover on tank specially on fuel cap... Water creeps inside from.fuel cap..
Teesri baat..... Keep a check on fuel filter.....
Rust chances will b decreased by these three checkpoints
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even 10 years used chondas fuel tanks arent that bad.
what else to do? rust isn't gonna stop and it'll ruin the engine too. I am hoping not to deal with any engine work till 50K Km at least on this machine so....
hoping to have better luck this time.
How's your GS doing? ever noticed fuel getting muddy/dark after few days staying in the tank?
people need to grow up sometimes and act MATURE !
Well mine case is much severe as shown by the carb condition.
Plus i removed almost a handful of rusted metal pieces from inside the tank and the petrol inside was dark brown.
I was having little trouble with smooth idling too lately, and problem is gone after carb service.
these particals cannot do damage to engine .. they have to pass through hair thin jets and holes to reach engine..
dont take any tension of engine..
Best to keep tank full and add stabilizer to it before you put the bike in storage. Also make sure you add stabilizer on your last ride home to ensure stabilizer gets into carburettor and stuff too.
Easier, safer and more reliable.
Worst you can do is to leave the tank half full with gas.
And fully draining the tank+carburettor is also much hassle.
Well i've never faced the rust issue, my carburetor has been cleaned recently and found no proof of rust particles in petrol. Shukar Allah... It might be because i've never stored my bike with gas in the tank.