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Old 03-20-2007, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rrgrassi View Post
Losing someone else's tools rates a 12 on the 1-10 scale...
I have yet to lose one of his tools, and I'm glad it stayed that way, but not by much. Yikes.

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Old 03-20-2007, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by cavaliers16 View Post
OK, I have a booming fungus population. It's really ugly....................

The whole bottom of the tank is just covered with fungus. This car sat for the last 8 years (owned by an old guy who never drove it) so I'm not surprised it is so bad.
Did you take pictures of the work. Would be helpful for the rest of us to see this fungus problem.....
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:13 AM
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I think my car may have the same problem. It had been sitting for at least 2 years until a week ago when I replaced the motor.

Now it is really slow and smokes up a storm so bad I cant drive it intraffic because people behing me get lost in the smoke

I plan to use up all the fuell that in there right now and use some of that stuff before refilling.

I even think I'll keep the car running until it runs out of fuel and then refuel.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:09 AM
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You gotta respect a person who can own up to a bonehead mistake and shake it off like you apparently can. Thanks for sharing so we can all learn something from it. I was wondering how to plug off my line and now I know!

Your merit points just went way up!

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Old 03-21-2007, 02:38 PM
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WOW! That would do it...

Sounds like you have it all under control now, though.

Thanks for the laugh. I laughed so hard I choked. What got me was that I can soooo see myself doing just that!

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Old 03-22-2007, 05:02 PM
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Sorry Tobybul- no pictures of the fungus that ran out of the tank. The Startron stuff dissolved it all. I can probably take the tank sender out and see how that looks.

Jfman- you may just want to drain that fuel out as the other guys suggested. It is not worth getting stuck somewhere because the strainer decides to clog. Just drain it, bring it to a self-serve car wash and use the pressure washer attachment to blast the junk off the sides of the tank. You'll need a shop vac on blower mode or a hair dryer taped to the filler neck to dry the tank out.

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