Originally Posted by Heath
As a fellow Canadian (and Albertan to boot!
) and a Pontiac partsman, I thought I'd ask you this question.
I'm not sure if you've seen my previous posts about the trouble I've been having with my car.......anyway, it turns out that it IS water in my gas tank. And quite a bit too it seems. :(
Do you know of any chemical sold in Canada that will absorb water from the gas tank? I found this stuff on the net called Gas Zorb....but I don't think it'* sold here. I've tried Rubbing Alcohol (95% ethanol) and it works for awhile....Or am I just going to have to bite the bullet and have my tank dropped and emptied?
Since the varied temperature changes lately this IS getting more & more common!
You've got a couple of choices here!
1. Buy a "Water Remover" from PartSource, Cdn Tire, NAPA, etc
2. Drive it (if possible) and keep "diluting" the water in the tank with "fresh" gasoline!
*By this I mean, fill up with fresh gas, drive it too 3/4'* full then fill it up again!...Repeat as nessecary!*
3.Remove the water by "draining" the tank via a syphon hose. You'll have to get a long hose hose as gasoline "floats" on top of the water!
4.After all this ia all dealt with get a locking gas cap!
NOTE! I would do #1 & 2 FIRST before attempting #3!