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Old 04-02-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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Anyone do this occationally? I'm a bit anal about keeping the internals of my engine clean so I figured cleaning out the fuel bottle before using it again would be a good idea. Now, if anyone does do this how do you do it? I guess water is bad, but if it's 100% dry it shouldn't be a problem right?
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Yeah once dry its fine. I normally will wipe the tip of my fuel bottle because that usually gets sandy. Other than that it shouldnt have anything inside. I have used some simple green and dawn soap and water on the outside of my bottle though because it tends to get oily.
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Yeah once dry its fine. I normally will wipe the tip of my fuel bottle because that usually gets sandy. Other than that it shouldnt have anything inside. I have used some simple green and dawn soap and water on the outside of my bottle though because it tends to get oily.
Reason for this is actually because I'm using up the last bit of my Byron's Fuel before I open up my brand new gallon of Maxy's. So I figured clean out the old and in with the new. Maybe it doesn't even matter.
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Reason for this is actually because I'm using up the last bit of my Byron's Fuel before I open up my brand new gallon of Maxy's. So I figured clean out the old and in with the new. Maybe it doesn't even matter.
If the bottle is clear , just look at the bottom for sediments. Otherwise if you got time , it cant hurt if you make sure its dry afterwards completely. As well you dont use anything weird to clean it that might leave a residue. Even when fully washing something out several times certain residues from chemicals can stay so. Stick with flushing it with water and letting dry.
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I clean mine out by pouring in about a 1/4 cup of denatured alcohol put the spout back on and shake it around for a min or so then pour it all out and give it a blast at 20 psi with the air compressor cleans out any and all left over oil residue and only takes a min to dry out afterwards.
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Before I start the day, I always put a little fuel in the bottle and car tank, shake it and dump it to remove old crap and moisture.
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What grey said
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like above and,
at the end of the day make sure to empty the bottle and cap it off for storage.
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