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richardm posted 06-24-2002 12:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for richardm   Send Email to richardm  
what is best way to get water out of gas tank? I have two 10-12 gal tempo's mounted under center line bench seat
OutrageMan posted 06-24-2002 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
Empty the tanks and properly dispose of the gas. Fill with new gas, and add a little Heat or similar product according to the directions.


richardm posted 06-25-2002 11:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for richardm  Send Email to richardm     
Thanks brian, I did try to get all the gas out before starting by using a sipon. The boat/motor had not been used in a year,i just bought it,1976 pre-smirk montouck with a 1997 90 hp tohatsu for 1500 from my brother who moved to eastern oregon. Before I went out for 1st time ran motor in driveway with earmuffs on water intake. Had to use starter fluid to get it to crank. Went out got one mile motor quit. Got boat home and drained a lot of water from float valve? gas filter on side of motor. Went out second time motor ran great but afterwards still am getting some water in float valve. Am draining it out. Thanks for mention of Heat. We had a good time on local lake here in Virginia with wife and three kids.
Bigshot posted 06-25-2002 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Try some dry-gas and keep checking the drain. You might want to put a new filter on once clean. The alcohol in the dry-gas will not hurt unless used constantly.
crashq posted 06-25-2002 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for crashq  Send Email to crashq     
If the gas is a year old, get rid of it. Gasoline breaks down over time. Even with stabilizers, it has gone bad after a year.

As the others mentioned try a gasloine water remover product like HEET. You can find them at an auto parts store (or maybe a boating store like West Marine). Also add gasoline stabilizer/storage treatment if the boat will be stored over the winter. This prevents corrosion and slows down the deterioration of the gas.

richardm posted 06-26-2002 10:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for richardm  Send Email to richardm     
got some heet yesterday. Hope to see the end of this problem now. Have gotten allthe old gas out I think. Thanks RM

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