82 Interstate fuel tank question


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82 Interstate fuel tank question

Postby freefall58 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:43 pm



Hi folks can anyone tell me if there is a drain plug in the fuel tank on the 82 1100 Interstate? I'm hoping to avoid pulling the tank to clean out whatever it is that keeps plugging my pickup tubes. I have gone thru 5 filters and it has improved taking a lot longer to mess up but mess up again it does. I can blow out the fuel pickup tubes at the petcock and its great for a good while this last time. I just honestly don't feel I have the strength in me to tackle removing the tank. But I cant pay to have it done either so this is my last hope that it has a drain plug in the bottom of the tank I can get to without pulling the tank.

Thanks for any help guys
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Re: 82 Interstate fuel tank question

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:15 pm

Sorry to say but there is NO drain plug on the fuel tank. You can pull the sending unit out and use a shop vac to clean out the debris once you have removed the fuel. You cause a caustic soda solution loosen the crud, then rinse with water and vacuum it out again. Get creative with various scrub brushes with bent handles to reach in and scrub the nooks and crannies. Otherwise you can pull the tank and have it hot tanked at you favorite automotive shop. 8-)
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Re: 82 Interstate fuel tank question

Postby freefall58 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:14 am

Okay well that's not what I wanted to hear but thank you I'll try vacumn thru the sending. unit and white vinegar Does nicely on fuel tanks

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Re: 82 Interstate fuel tank question

Postby f1xrupr » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:45 pm

Please be advised-do not use a shop vac for gas of any amount!!! Wingadmin posted a vedio of people trying to do that, and the shopvacs were BLOWING UP BIGTIME!!!!!
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Re: 82 Interstate fuel tank question

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:12 pm

f1xrupr wrote:Please be advised-do not use a shop vac for gas of any amount!!! Wingadmin posted a vedio of people trying to do that, and the shopvacs were BLOWING UP BIGTIME!!!!!

That is why I said after all the fuel was removed, I never saw the video but I would think that a shop vac would at least make an impressive flame thrower. 8-)
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Re: 82 Interstate fuel tank question

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:27 pm

Here's the message with the videos in question:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=31334#p183122




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