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08-29-2019 03:07 PM
doctorb I started cleaning the inside of the tank. Once clean, I'll take care of the exterior.

My process, so far:
1. Dove and hose blast, twice to get rid of loose crap. Dump and dry.
2. 1 gallon vinegar and lots of swishing. I put a scotch brite pad on the end of a stick and spent a few hours scrubbing all areas I could reach. This scrubbing with the one gallon vinegar puddle was very effective, I thought. Not all areas could be reached, of course. Let vinegar sit for a day. Dump.
3. Then the big guns: Muriatic Acid approx 15% concentration, one gallon. Swish around. (Tip: I used rubber expandable plugs that are used to pressure test plumbing to minimize splashing. I left the small vapor and return barbs open to allow the whole tank to vent.) I let it sit for no more than an hour, turning and swishing every few minutes, until everything was squeaky clean.
4. Dump the acid in a bucket and funnel it back into a storage container for reuse.
5. Hose out the tank, dump the water in a bucket, neutralize the bucket water (not much baking soda was needed), and while the tank was still dripping wet inside, added half gallon of phosphoric acid. Let it sit for an hour, swishing occasionally.
6. Dump, dilute the remaining acid with water, add baking soda until fizzing stops. Swish and dump.
7. Hair dryer on high heat and air until bone dry, maybe an hour. (It was too hot to pick up with bare hands.)

There is some flash rust, and I'll probably do another round of phosphoric acid tomorrow. I'm happy with the results - a lot better than "as received".
08-22-2019 06:20 PM
doctorb Watching videos from when I got the car running, and considering the crap in the tank and the test data from Cruzin, I'm kind of amazed it actually ran. I'm really looking forward to refreshing the fuel system
08-22-2019 01:06 PM
SkiBum
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I few have used my list. It is posted somewhere on a thread, for the life of me I cant remember what I named that thread... if I dont remember by tomorrow I will send you the list by PM.....
Is this the thread you are trying to remember SkiBum? "L-Jet Silicone hose kit"

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...-hose-kit.html
just saw this post... I reposted the original post a week or 2 ago!
08-22-2019 12:40 PM
doctorb Before and after Cruzin Performance servicing. One thing's for sure: There's no way I'm letting that filthy tank load up these injectors.
New upper and lower seals, pintle caps, hose, and ferrules, to boot!
08-19-2019 06:32 PM
niebor
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I few have used my list. It is posted somewhere on a thread, for the life of me I cant remember what I named that thread... if I dont remember by tomorrow I will send you the list by PM.....
Is this the thread you are trying to remember SkiBum? "L-Jet Silicone hose kit"

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...-hose-kit.html
08-19-2019 06:29 PM
doctorb While I'm at it syndrome:
08-19-2019 06:00 PM
Don Jamieson I've the same car.
Intermittent and starter doesn't issues.
In the trunk, the battery connector on the long + cable up to the starter, was internally corroded at the connection.
It was impossible to see or inspect.
After trying everything else, and baffling my mechanic; he cut off, stripped back, and upgraded both battery terminals.
Fixed all my starter troubles.
;-D o n
08-19-2019 04:41 PM
SkiBum Looks familiar.... my spider sat for 17 years before I bought it.
08-19-2019 04:38 PM
doctorb A nice juicy close up
08-19-2019 04:34 PM
doctorb Beginning to think this was a problem...
I think I'll take care of it before reinstalling my serviced injectors.
08-17-2019 12:37 AM
SkiBum
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you can buy the silicone tubing for a fraction of what HPSI sells it for and you can actually have enough to do more hoses...... around 30 bucks. If you like I will find my hose list and link...
SkiBum, I didn't see where anyone jumped on your offer, I'm definitely interested if you have a hose list. I was contemplating this today.

Thanks!
I few have used my list. It is posted somewhere on a thread, for the life of me I cant remember what I named that thread... if I dont remember by tomorrow I will send you the list by PM.....
08-16-2019 06:16 PM
abeasley
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you can buy the silicone tubing for a fraction of what HPSI sells it for and you can actually have enough to do more hoses...... around 30 bucks. If you like I will find my hose list and link...
SkiBum, I didn't see where anyone jumped on your offer, I'm definitely interested if you have a hose list. I was contemplating this today.

Thanks!
08-16-2019 05:00 PM
doctorb Sorry, I meant tolerances. I've thought a 5% rule of thumb is good, but figure I'd ask if there's something more definitive.
08-16-2019 04:34 PM
SkiBum What specs are you referring to?
08-16-2019 04:11 PM
doctorb Tell me about it. I have to believe it'll run a little...better. BTW, where are the specs?
Just calculated - pulsed test w/i 6%, continuous w/i 2%. It's a whole lot better than when I pulled them.
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