water in the gas tanks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olderthandirt, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have some bulk tanks with a couple hundred gal. of gas from last fall. Used it the first time last weak and it has water in it, mower ran like crap till I drained the tank and put fresh in it. I changed the filter on the bulk tank and added 20 bottles of heet, it suppose to suck up the water or something and added a couple cans of octain booster. Well it still has some water in it any suggestions? Hate to dump all that gas at todays prices.
  2. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The water accumulates on the bottom. Can u tilt the tanks and drain some off from the bottom?
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. CuttinUP

    CuttinUP LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you can start a siphon and see in the tank, put the hose on the bottom and get all of the water out like you are vacuuming it out. I had to do this on several car fuel tanks before. And then put in fuel dryer which I believe is isoprophle alcohol and then try to shake the tank some to mix it up. This should take care of it.

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