[T3] Update with a Bowl Full of Rust Flakes
adriel_rowley at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 23 17:15:32 PDT 2011
> From: jadney at vwtype3.org
> To: type3 at vwtype3.org
> Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:19:43 -0500
> Subject: Re: [T3] Update with a Bowl Full of Rust Flakes
> On 23 Jul 2011 at 12:58, Adriel Rowley wrote:
> > I read the Bentley, and do not understand the chemicals they are using. Can I
> > safely use one part Phosphoric Acid to 10 parts water and not damage the sock?
> > Can it be left per the prescribed eight hour time? What is machine coolant oil:
> > cutting oil? What be a good substitute?
> Just take the sock out. That's the prudent thing to do anyway, since
> it lets you actually inspect and clean it.
I took the leap, and did. It was really in there. What is the best
way to clean it, as it is really dirty.
> You can use any oil, but "soluble" oil, used as a cutting fluid, is
> perhaps the best choice, because it will mix with both the acid/water
> that's already in there and the gas which you will add later. The
> point is to put something in there that will keep the steel from
> rusting, which it will do VERY quickly once it has been freshly
I got it sitting now. Only thing was could not fully seal it, so only
used a small amount of acid and letting it drain on a large pile of
cardboard. If I had been less of a hurry, would have asked how to seal
it. Now I know what will not work. ;)
So soon as the solution is out, will get the oil in. How much oil?
> Once you have put the tank back in service, with gas in it, the gas
> will keep it from rusting, assuming you have the overflow hose (or
> repair kit) installed, so that water doesn't get thrown into the
Been thinking of storing it with oil added to the gasoline, which figure
would not harm anything, right? Ethanol really absorbs water, and she
is on the coast.
I have a standard bit of fuel hose installed about ten years ago. Guess
when I replace the fender Winter Break need to install the Notch1500
repoped overflow hose. Want to see how long it lasts, as not thrilled
with removing my evaporation system. I think I found new metal hose and
charcoal, but low on priories right now. ;/
> The impression I got from your first post was that you didn't have
> all that much rust in there, so I wonder if you're overthinking this.
> Bob got the opposite impression, so I guess it's up to you to decide.
I feel I am not, as it has been a problem since I have owned her. Sat
for over three years with a partial tank so like to solve it now while I
can, plus, in the end, think a half clogged filter is evidence that I was
not over thinking it. ;)
Thank you so very much!
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