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By now I had hoped to be driving the Q, but no such luck.

We got a new fuel pump into it and that helped. My mechanic has driven it some.

But today when diagnosing a power loss he found sand in the gas tank. How much? I don't know yet.

So now I think we need to drop the tank and get the darned thing cleaned.

Plus, not sure the extent of damage/issues in the fuel system as a whole.

Argh.

Seattle guys - where to take the tank for cleaning? Or where to find a replacement? (locally)
 

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Sand in the tank? Jeez, sabotage?

While the tank indeed must be cleaned, the system down stream of the inline fuel filter should be OK because of the filter. Your power loss might be due to a very dirty filter, ie, low fuel pressure at the injectors. Hopefully the new pump didn't suffer any damage.

Unless the tank is corroded, I would imagine you should be able to clean the tank yourself by rinsing it out a few times. I'd be tempted to probably just use a lot of water (with pump and sender removed), then final rinsing with a qt or two of alcohol to take out any left over water (water and alcohol mix).
 
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