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I got 5 gallons of this...






judging from this, do i need to take the tank out and clean it? still a newbie and in the first stages of my restoration.
any help is appreciated.

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I cant view the pics here at work, but I got a bunch of crap in my car too, I'm doing the same thing as you to my 1986 560SL. How long has your car been sitting? (I'm assuming it was sitting)
 

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I got 5 gallons of this...






judging from this, do i need to take the tank out and clean it? still a newbie and in the first stages of my restoration.
any help is appreciated.

87 560 sl.
Well, if you take the tank strainer out you get a finger in there or an inspection mirror and take a look.
You might get away with flushing it yourself.
I would be more concerned with the rest of the fuel system ie. fuel lines, pump, filter , injectors etc.
 

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im working on the fuel filter and the pumps working my way up. this may sound stupid, but how do I flush the tank? I mean is there as certain way, chemicals to use? I did a search but not much turned up.

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im working on the fuel filter and the pumps working my way up. this may sound stupid, but how do I flush the tank? I mean is there as certain way, chemicals to use? I did a search but not much turned up.

thanks
First you got to determine how dirty it actually is. If it is really gunged up, you might need to remove it.
 
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