I've been reading and reading through threads, and can't find (except for a brief mention of a pressure washer and vacuum) the actual *how* one cleans out their fuel tank
I am fortunate (well, in one way) that the sailboat I own only has a 25 gallon tank. I can remove a 6" plate right in the top, and reseal it with the fuel
. I can look down in there and see some gunk and some particulates despite the fact that we have used biocide since purchasing
the boat a year ago. We have had no problems at all with anything clogging, and I've changed the external and two engine
filters regularly and they always look clean. Replaced fuel
lines have looked clean as well (we put in a better primary filter).
How do I clean the gunk out? Bail out the tank as low as I can get, physically scrape and wipe until most of the stuff is off and then......sop it up with rags into a bag and just keep wiping until it is clean? Put some kind of a solvent in there to cut the gunk? (what won't cause engine
damage down the line.....?)
Anyone have a slick and good answer to this? THANKS.