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Old 06-13-2015, 07:28 PM   #15
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Sea Foam is a good product. I have used it several times both in a car and motorcycle. I do agree that you need try to pump out the old fuel as much as possible using either the internal tank pump or an external pump. Then you can dilute what is left in the tank with new fuel.
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Also dump a bottle of octane booster in the tank
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:30 AM   #17
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Been there done this, a few times.I recomend

Go to a few parts stores and find a siphon, they sell plastic units with a little pump you squeeze in the line. Siphon as much as you can. The hose is a plastic tubing, it will push down the filler.

Treat with seafoam.

Add fresh gas, and run it. Change the filters after a few hundred miles.

Keep a eye on the belts, the pulleys have probably got surface rust, they will chew up the old belts. Have replacements ready. Wait till the old belts clean up the pulleys before installing new.

Retreat with seafoam next couple of tanks.

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Find an airport where you can buy 100LL aviation fuel. It has lead in it so be careful. It will cost more then car gas. That little bit of lead in say 20 gals of aviation fuel shouldn't hurt anything. Aviation fuel is more stable then car gas because it has to sit longer then most cars. And there is no place to pull an aircraft over and call a tow truck.

Just a suggestion. A lot of people I know put this in their mowers and such that they store for the winter. Running it through with the stale gas will clean out the varnish.

This is my opinion, try at your own risk.

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Old 06-14-2015, 08:55 PM   #19
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I run 100LL in the Harley once a year and it takes all the carbon off the Pistons and turns the pipe snow white BUT I think it will destroy a catalytic converter. YMMV


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Old 06-16-2015, 08:57 AM   #20
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yes, the lead in the 100LL will cause problems with the oxygen sensor and the cat. The white that you see is the lead by product after combustion.
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Important lessons to learn so far:

1) The electric pump in the tank won't let gas be pumped through by another pump.
2) After 10 years the electric pump in the tank is completely locked up.
3) Dropping the tank wasn't very hard.

draining the gas and replacing the entire pump/gauge assembly today.
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Three years ago, I had a '78 Mobile Traveler C-Class which had set for 12 years with a half a tank of gas. I put in 2 cans of Seafoam, filled it up with 93 octane, took the carb apart to clean it, and drove it 200 miles to the Arkansas border, and my daughter took it to Mississippi. She still uses it. Eddie Elk.
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I can't help in any way but wish to congratulate you on your positive, can-do attitude. Keep us updated on your progress. Best wishes to you, your family and, especially, Grandpa.
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Important lessons to learn so far:

1) The electric pump in the tank won't let gas be pumped through by another pump.
2) After 10 years the electric pump in the tank is completely locked up.
3) Dropping the tank wasn't very hard.

draining the gas and replacing the entire pump/gauge assembly today.
Please update us all, on your progress
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Important lessons to learn so far:

1) The electric pump in the tank won't let gas be pumped through by another pump.
2) After 10 years the electric pump in the tank is completely locked up.
3) Dropping the tank wasn't very hard.

draining the gas and replacing the entire pump/gauge assembly today.
Thanks for the update.
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Moved me to tears, too. I lost my father before he could see our coach. My parents had a 70's era Winnebago. I applaud you and your family.
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