MercuryMarauder.net Forums    

Go Back   MercuryMarauder.net Forums > The Garage > Shop Talk

Shop Talk Visit Shop Talk for all your general technical discussions regarding the Marauder!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-11-2017, 04:43 PM
Geo's Avatar
Geo Geo is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 328
Trader: (0)
tiny amount of grit in gerry can

so I've noticed a tiny bit of, what seems like, some dark grit, on the very bottom of my fuel gerry can.

Often I bring fuel to the car when it's stored off the road.

Is it advisable to ever put pressurized water in such a jerry can to attampt to dislodge such grit or is that a big no no.

I've never put water in a gerry can and something tells me not to even though it would dry out. I don't even know if that would remove the grit.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-11-2017, 04:53 PM
RF Overlord's Avatar
RF Overlord RF Overlord is offline
73 is the best number.
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 13,304
Trader: (2)
Steam-cleaner. I've watched the techs at my favourite radiator shop steam clean a car's gas tank (out of the car, of course) prior to brazing holes.
__________________
The Blackbird
Trilogy #61
Driveway Queen

The Velvet Fog
2000 Grand Marquis GS
Daily Driver

No name yet
2004 Grand Marquis LS Limited Edition
Work In Progress
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-11-2017, 08:31 PM
sailsmen's Avatar
sailsmen sailsmen is offline
Supporting Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 8,011
Trader: (1)
Urine is an excellent cleaner for fuel tanks.
__________________
1/4 Mile Time 11.542 @ 121.19 MPH
195,000 Miles & 275+ Runs Down the 1,320
541.57 RWHP & 476.64 RWTQ on DynoJet
Tuned by Aric at Injected Engineering
Vortech Super Charger V-2 T Trim, 19 PSI
8 Rib Belt, Innovators West 10% Overdrive Dampner
Air to Air Intercooler, Mini-race Bypass
Ford Cobra Remanufactured Long Block
Snow Performance Water-Methanol Injection
Kooks Headers & X Pipe
GT MAF, 60lb injectors, Dash 8, Aero Rails, Twin Ford GT Pumps,
Kinsler Fuel Filter, Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump
Monroe Sensatrac, Metco Control Arms, Addco Rear Sway Bar
31 Ford Spline Axles & Detroit Truetrac, 4:10 Ford Racing Gears
Dynotech MMC Driveshaft
A-1 Performance Trans, Forced Tailshaft Lube, Carbon Clutches
3,500 RPM Stall Precision Industries Torque Converter
B&M Deep Finned Trans Pan
AeroForce Scan Gauges , Auto Meter Oil, Fuel & Boost Gauges
Kenny Brown Dead Pedal, 35% Tint, Silver Star Head Lights
AutoPage Alarm RS-727LCD, Boston Acoustic NX87
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-11-2017, 10:55 PM
Svashtar's Avatar
Svashtar Svashtar is online now
Trying to get it right...
 

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Mexican Gang Infested Salinas, CA
Age: 61
Posts: 1,099
Trader: (0)
tiny amount of grit in gerry can

Sure, just use very hot water. That will clean then evaporate quickly. Turn it upside down and let it drain and air out for a day and you'll be good to go. Even cold water will work, just takes longer to dry out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2003 black pre-decontented 300B #5886 of 7838; Born on 10/31/02
MartyO tune, 4:10's, T/A stud & girdle, MMX shaft+DS loop, Metco control arms, Quickor RSB, Addco FSB, Megs delete tips, Granatelli solid coil connectors, NGK plugs & LP 170 stat, DR rear engine cooling mod, PI 3000 TC, Level II tranny, Art Carr deep pan, Steeda pullies/billet caps, billet door locks, Ford Racing oil cap / polished coil covers, PHP CAK & Metco carbon fiber intake, DG Motorsports CF radiator cover, Fumoto oil drain valve, oil deflector, real Autometer gauges, ScanGauge II, Weatherflectors, underbody lighting kit, Zack chrome grill, OEM spoiler & door edge guards, KB dead pedal, Dynopro aluminum sills & pedals, Viper alarm w/ remote start, MM fender badges, red painted calipers, SS inserts, Silverstar Ultras, hood bumpers, 35% tints, Gorilla lug nuts, MM valve caps, Pro-Guard, DD trunk lid liner, CM UHI kit, CM Godshead rear & steering wheel badges, S-55 badge, FilterMag, MM trunk bib, ported sub-woofer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2017, 02:05 AM
Marauderjack's Avatar
Marauderjack Marauderjack is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 7,331
Trader: (13)
Rinse with 90% IPA after pressure washing with water!!
__________________
Member #1368
2004 Silver Birch...300A
#948 of 3213/#8787 of 11052
FIT "ProCharger" #0010
Real AutoMeter Oil Pressure Gauge
Addco Anti-Sway Bars
ScanGauge II In Dash
Nitto 295's On Widened Rears
Mach I Air Dam
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2017, 03:57 PM
Geo's Avatar
Geo Geo is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 328
Trader: (0)
What exactly is IPA?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2017, 03:59 PM
Geo's Avatar
Geo Geo is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 328
Trader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Svashtar View Post
Sure, just use very hot water. That will clean then evaporate quickly. Turn it upside down and let it drain and air out for a day and you'll be good to go. Even cold water will work, just takes longer to dry out.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thank You. Will do.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2017, 04:05 PM
jaywish's Avatar
jaywish jaywish is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Yonkers NY
Posts: 740
Trader: (0)
India Pale Ale
__________________
03 MM, DPB, Charcoal, 6disk, HS, organizer, spoiler, Z&M arms, silverstars, oil deflector, U-Hall Tranny pan.

89 GM LS Colony Park, Mods-> HO, ss duals, HPP 16" rims, 225-60-16, hella H4 & H1 headlights, large frame 3g alt, rear auto air shocks, hd springs, rear police sway, alum driveshaft, 99 front and 03+ rear brake upgrade, tranny cooler, posi, winter boots= Town Car rims, 215-65-16 Goodyear Ultra GW3 Snows, Kenwood speakers, 93CV stereo.

02 SL500 Silver Arrow - first aid kit delete, maybe for sale
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:27 PM
Mr. Man's Avatar
Mr. Man Mr. Man is offline
GAME OVER, YOU LOSE!
 

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Moreau Island
Posts: 10,967
Trader: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marauderjack View Post
Rinse with 90% IPA after pressure washing with water!!
He said Jerry can not Jerry's can.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-12-2017, 07:52 PM
MyBlackBeasts's Avatar
MyBlackBeasts MyBlackBeasts is offline
T242 - Ricer ricer
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,997
Trader: (7)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geo View Post
What exactly is IPA?
Isopropyl alcohol

Will eliminate water from the tank/can.
__________________

WLB
BB#1) 1996 ImpalaSS - 16,500 miles - 100% stock
______________________________ ___________

BB#2) 2003 Marauder (300a) - 34k miles - Daily Driver
#2912 of 7093
Conceived 8/6/2002
Delivered 9/19/2002
Adopted 8/2011
Trilogy 242 - Self Installed 9/9/12 (0-60 5.5 sec)
Pioneer 6x8 Front
Legacy 600w 6x9 Rears
JL 6.5 SubWoofer
K&N CAI
Window tint 50% rear/35% front
FBM CHMSL with Strobe mod 7/1/12
DR Deep Aluminum Trans Pan
Sparta FOMOCO Racing 8.8 Girdle
Mo's Dyno Tune
Gorilla Nuts - The System
Ford Racing 4.10s, 31 spline Cobra carrier & axles 7/1/12
Powder Coat Axle Housing 7/1/12
CME HP Rear Control Arms & Watts Link 7/1/12
______________________________ ________________

Rex "SC Cheesehead" Weinbender 11-14-13
Ed "Baaad GN" Linthicum 8-6-2014
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-13-2017, 07:27 AM
1Marauder's Avatar
1Marauder 1Marauder is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 2,879
Trader: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Man View Post
He said Jerry can not Jerry's can.


I see what you did there... very nice.
__________________


2003 300A Black, #4918 of 7838, 17,400 Miles
Tune, KYB's, JLT, FlowMaster 42441, Res Delete, New BFG's, 8 coats of zymoil Titanium

2003 300B Silver Birch, #21 of 419, 29,800 miles
Tune, JLT, FlowMaster 42441 Res Delete, New Nitto 235/255 Bigcarsforever dead peddle & custom SRP peddles, 5 coats Zymoil Titanium, Addco front and rear sway bars, KYBs, 1/2 inch coil cut, Sparts Watts link and Control Arms, Car fixer alignment.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-14-2017, 10:23 PM
Geo's Avatar
Geo Geo is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 328
Trader: (0)
looks like I will be blasting it with water and airing it out

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-15-2017, 02:04 AM
Marauderjack's Avatar
Marauderjack Marauderjack is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Beaufort, SC
Posts: 7,331
Trader: (13)
Rinsing with IPA will speed the airing out process....a quart 90% IPA is pretty cheap!!
__________________
Member #1368
2004 Silver Birch...300A
#948 of 3213/#8787 of 11052
FIT "ProCharger" #0010
Real AutoMeter Oil Pressure Gauge
Addco Anti-Sway Bars
ScanGauge II In Dash
Nitto 295's On Widened Rears
Mach I Air Dam
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-15-2017, 09:07 AM
ByronRACE ByronRACE is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Age: 48
Posts: 166
Trader: (1)
If you get it really clean with water and soap (no oils remaining) and air it out, it will flash rust if the inside coating is not intact. I would blast/clean it with water, but after that I'd drain it well, pour in 16oz of WD-40, slosh it around, and drain it back into my WD40 can to use later and remove water with a pipette or eye dropper. This is what WD40 was designed for; water displacement.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-21-2017, 02:04 PM
Geo's Avatar
Geo Geo is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 328
Trader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ByronRACE View Post
If you get it really clean with water and soap (no oils remaining) and air it out, it will flash rust if the inside coating is not intact. I would blast/clean it with water, but after that I'd drain it well, pour in 16oz of WD-40, slosh it around, and drain it back into my WD40 can to use later and remove water with a pipette or eye dropper. This is what WD40 was designed for; water displacement.
my gerry can is made of plastic not metal though
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tiny pimples on my hood jimreed2160 Shop Talk 14 03-30-2016 04:06 AM
Gerry Goffin - R.I.P. fastblackmerc The Lounge 3 06-20-2014 07:10 AM
Tiny 2" mid pipes?? drhill Exhaust 14 02-08-2013 04:24 PM
Super Bee SRT-8 tiny morsel Bradley G The Lounge 22 11-28-2006 01:01 AM
Tiny Girlie Mercurys? Bobby Clobber Community Discussion 27 01-14-2006 06:11 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:13 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2017 - MercuryMarauder.net