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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:00 pm

Another general thought for everybody:

If you have a choice, the one good thing about the fuels that use alcohol for an oxygenate is that ethanol absorbs and suspends water just like methanol does. Methanol is the primary ingredient in drying additives like Siloo Fuel Line Anti-freeze, but if you use oxygenated gas you're getting a helluva lot more alcohol in every tank than you do from one of those little bottles... No chemical is gonna' fix a big slug of water from a contaminated gas station tank, but the 'gasahol' is preventive medicine.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:17 pm

Ever since they started adding 10% Ethanol to the gas here a few years ago, there has been no need to add Dry Gas in winter,
But what that 10% of Ethanol will do is attract more moisture and it will collect in the tank most of it separate from the Ethanol.
It is wreaking havoc on all kinds of vehicles and gasoline powered equipment in these parts.
I don't know how you know that you have a gallon of water in the tank, but if I had that much I would be doing the old fashioned siphoning of the tank until all or most of that water is gone.
Or better yet do what Deekster_Caddy did, he had the same problem with his car and had more than a gallon of water mixed in, IIRC, and he just used the car's fuel pump to pump it out the rail into a container by bypassing the circuit breaker and running the cars pump.
Then change the fuel filter after your done getting all the bad stuff out.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:39 pm

I had 6 yr old junk /sludge in my tank, all I did was get the level low and mop out the rest with a clean rag and bucket thru the fuel pump hole.

It helps to remove the "carpet" and to have plenty of rags to mop any mess it makes, wear gloves.

Sloppy, YES, effective YES.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:49 pm

98inSFl wrote:
I had 6 yr old junk /sludge in my tank, all I did was get the level low and mop out the rest with a clean rag and bucket thru the fuel pump hole.

It helps to remove the "carpet" and to have plenty of rags to mop any mess it makes, wear gloves.

Sloppy, YES, effective YES.
Yeh, I forgot about the handy access panel as a clean-out port.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Rickw wrote:
Or better yet do what Deekster_Caddy did, he had the same problem with his car and had more than a gallon of water mixed in, IIRC, and he just used the car's fuel pump to pump it out the rail into a container by bypassing the circuit breaker and running the cars pump.
Then change the fuel filter after your done getting all the bad stuff out.
Thats what was done to get it running right again
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:30 pm

Well I found out what was the causing the water to get in my tank.....the fuel tank filler neck is rotted out. Anybody know were I can find a replacement?
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:38 pm

Do a search on Fuel Tank Filler Neck.

Someones been there and done that, Recently.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 n/a riv that will not stay running   Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:32 pm

Rickw wrote:
Do a search on Fuel Tank Filler Neck.

Someones been there and done that, Recently.

Yeah.. Me.

Basically if you can find one you can get a "new old stock" (NOS) replacement. I think thru Monsterpartsonline.com. From a GM dealer you can get a new filler for say a 2004 or 2005 Park Avenue and trim it to fit; you'll also need a new filler cap (the new cap has different closure than the old cap -- oddly enough, the new caps fit the old necks but I don't think it works vice versa).

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