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MustangRdr68
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posted 01-24-2002 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangRdr68   Click Here to Email MustangRdr68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone know an easy way?

Thx Mike

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-24-2002 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best way is to disconnect both ends and blow it out backwards with compressed air and mineral spirits. {cheap and safe} Collect it at the rear in a can.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 01-24-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
little nana probes and a little brush lol

Sorry
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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 01-24-2002 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just disconnect the fuel line at the engine and use compressed air to blow the line out into the tank. I don't bother disconnecting it at the tank... with a carb anyway. Many cars, including old mustangs have a filter stuck onto the end of the fuel pickup in the tank. Sometimes they get clogged up, and the air will blow them off. (which can be a good thing) Fuel injected engines with fuel pumps in the tank are a different story.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-24-2002 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by n2oMike:
Sometimes they get clogged up, and the air will blow them off. (which can be a good thing)

...and you want that floating around in the tank?

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n2oMike
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posted 01-24-2002 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, if it's clogged it's not doing any good being attached.... and it's not going to do any harm floating around.

If it's not clogged, the air will just go right through it and not affect a thing.

Whatever...

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
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steve'66
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posted 01-24-2002 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Mike on this one. It cleans the pick-up screen too, then you can drain the tank and start fresh. If the fuel line is that 'dirty' it's time to change it.

SteveW

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