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markdearing
Wed Aug 03 2011, 04:25PM
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hey guys I have cleaned my share and know the best way is a radiator shop boiling them out. around here they are picky about the smell. any ideas on getting it out, we have tried bleach, water , and cleaners. looking for some startron tank cleaner now. next might be muric acid later md

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busesofthecorn
Wed Aug 03 2011, 04:28PM
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Try putting an aromatherapy candle inside for a while.

After that the smell won't bother anybody.
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I cleaned my tank with muratic acid. Definitly kills the smell.
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I am still waiting for someone to suggest patchouli lol later md

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Mark, you really ought to try the cement mixer thing, works like a champ.

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I thought muratic acid was the only way to clean the tank, that is how I do them, never have a smell problem. who cares if the tank smells, it is going into the engine anyway, don't stick your nose into the tank and you wont smell it.

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bear wrote ...

I thought muratic acid was the only way to clean the tank, that is how I do them, never have a smell problem. who cares if the tank smells, it is going into the engine anyway, don't stick your nose into the tank and you wont smell it.


the radiatror shops do care bear. they have to recycle their water here now. It is very important to get the smell out. JT I do not have a cememnt mixer . Radaitor boiling does the best job anyway later md

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At my last motor pool we had to get rid of the fuel smell from our fuel tanks before we turned them in, we just stuck a hose from an air compressor in it and let it go for a whole day. It passed the fire departments “sniff test gun”. Also I’m not sure if this would work for a gas tank but I use baking soda to get rid of the bleach smell from when I have to sterilize things I don’t know how well it would work but it’s cheap enough to try I you probable have some laying around.
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markdearing wrote ...

I am still waiting for someone to suggest patchouli lol later md

That will kill anything! HAhahaha I put some of that stuff on and you could still smell it a month later.
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i know this will sound insane, if you filled the tank with an acid-water mix and set it on a grate above a bed of coals, it might be possible to get a low boil as long as flame is not in contact with the tank, it might do it. too high a boil and the fire goes out. muriatic moonie council.

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I think Oatmeal is trying to get me killed or bubbaised . I think that is what they huff over in harlen Ky later md

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