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I'm getting ready to install my new fuel tank.
It's a new tank from Breeze and has a coating
inside. Marks directions say they are unsure
if the coating needs to be removed. What has been your experience? Has anyone used a new tank
without cleaning it inside first? Has it had any
adverse effect? Does it seem to matter? If you
have cleaned your tank, did you do it yourself
with some type of solvent, or did you send it out
to a radiator shop or other type of service? I'm
not a big environmentalist, but don't feel good
about dumping solvent into the sewer or the ground. Any thoughts? TIA.
 

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I have a new Breeze tank - never cleaned it, filled it with gas and I have almost 100 miles on my carbed 347 with no problems. Im pretty sure the wax dissolves in gasoline....
Steve
 

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I cleaned mine out with mineral spirits. Takes away all of the worries.
 

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I put about 1/4 gallon of acetone in the tank, pluged it up, sloshed it around, and drained it. The crystal clear acetone that went in came out a nasty yellow. While gas may disolve the coating, I don't want the stuff in my fuel filter, going through my injectors, and even getting burned with the gas. For the 10 min it took me to do it, I have peace of mind that this is one thing that won't come back to haunt me later.
 

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New tank, carb. No cleaning/no problems.

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