Jerry cans

Submitted: Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 19:39
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Hi folks
About to take off into the wild blue yonder. I will be carrying 2 metal jerrys full of petrol which I haven't used for over 2 years. They have been stored empty and only ever used for carrying petrol. Should I attempt to clean them before filling, and if so, how?
Thanx in anticipation.
Tessa
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Reply By: Ian Bee - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 19:59

Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 19:59
Just make sure you flush out any welding flux...........

Ian
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 20:48

Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 20:48
Tessa_51,
If I was you I would pour a small amount of petrol into the jerry give it a bit of a shake and pour the small amount of flushed fuel it out into an old tin and dispose of the flushings sensibly. This should do, have a look in and see if there is any evidence of rusting, you don't get this with diesel it leaves an oily film. If the lid has been closed there shouldn't be any rusting due to the lack of oxygen. Others may have other ideas this is what I would do.
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Reply By: ross - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 22:05

Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 22:05
Also use a funnel with fine filter as a precaution when filling your tank from the cans.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 12:03

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 12:03
You can say that again
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Reply By: ross - Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 22:05

Saturday, May 08, 2004 at 22:05
Also use a funnel with fine filter as a precaution when filling your tank from the cans.
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