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Old 08-01-2005, 07:27 PM
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fuel in fresh water system

We just purchased a 2001 282 Cruiser and it seems that the previous owner put gas in the fresh water system. The 2 fills are very close. It has a bad petroleum smell when the tank is low and the taps start to sputter. Any ideas on how to clean the system? Thanks for any help..Billy Austin Texas
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:20 AM
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Fuel in freshwater system

Yes...I've had this one too. (a) learn to live with it. (Counteract the taste by adding evaporated milk to your tea/coffee) or (b) remove tank and plumbing and replace with new...or (c) remove tank and plumbing and flush with hot water and detergent, and then flush again with a commercial 'kettle scale remover'; flush again and leave tank full of fresh water over night - then replumb the whole system. But still use evaporated milkl for a few days. - Oh and make sure when you refit you give the fuel and water fillers distinctive colours - or a wide seperation.
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