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Cleaning Gas from an Alpine

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Scotty, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Donation Time

    As it turns out, I did have a gas leak and it was from one of the balance hoses. I tightened the clamps and for added measure put some Seal-All around the lip of it and two days now and not a single leak. My problem now is this: I put in six gallons of gas and the leak I had has some gasoline under the tank on the passenger side.

    There's some sort of liner or padding or bedding something, thicker than kitty litter and Pumpkin Seed Shell-ish at the bottom that has soaked up the gas. I have a gas drip out of what I can best describe as a drain hole the size of a pencil eraser. I looked under the car on that side and noticed a layer of gas there with the origin point where the balance hose is, so I'm sure I got it.

    Now I know I'm not the only one whose had a gas leak and I refuse to yank out the tanks, so my question is this: What is the best way to clean the gas off?
     
  2. nsbluenose

    nsbluenose Bronze Level Sponsor

    Evaporation!
     
  3. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    You need to clean any and every thing OUT from underneath the tanks. That is an area that collects foreign matter which leads to rust.
     
  4. Warren

    Warren Donation Time

    Clearly the evaporation method is the way to get rid of it I usually just put it in a plastic bucket in the sun with a crappy towel hanging out of it to wick away the gasoline.
    I hesitate to use the dirty old stuff even in my lawn mower because even when you use a coffee filter and an old screen It's still sort of looks like coffee
     

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