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Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 00:10:30 -0700
Subject: Re: Gas tank question

Sir, put the paranoia behind you. You will only feel silly later about it. Count on about 14 Gallons (Imp) total. Probably more like 13.7 Gal. Regarding the switch/valve, I may be wrong but it's the fuel sending unit? (Help me out here people.) Regarding Marvel Mystery...including but not limited to: Marvel + Sea Foam. You wouldn't add caffeine to your Decaf Coffee, would you. Go with the Stabil (or suitable sub.) Regarding Sea Foam. My friends Father was a Salesman for Sea Foam. He convinced one of my other friends and I that "It'll clean your Carb, fuel system and the carbon from the motor". "Okay" Here's the scenario. A little off-topic but informative nonetheless. Me=1986 Chev Monte SS-Purchased from same friend who drove a 1967 Chrysler New Yorker. We let him go through the motions. "A little in the Tank, a little in the Oil. A little in the Carb. Fair enough. Chad's New Yorker was the trial "victim." Starting, idling for one minute, then a ten minute drive. Folks, I have never seen so much white smoke in my life. You couldn't even see the car as he & the salesman drove off. Ten minutes later when they returned, the ole' Chrysler was still a-smokin'. Next victim, the Monte. Everything seemed okay, seemed to start and run a little better........'til two months later in the dead of January in Minnesota when the fuel pump went out suddenly. It was leaking like a 1975 AMF Harley on the showfloor. My Uncle repaired it. I told him 'bout the Sea Foam. He started chuckling and shaking his head. I knew what this meant and excused myself from his shop, with a new fuel pump. And not to mention, the same stench of Gasoline that was present ever since the Sea Foaming. Of note, The Chrysler suffered the same fate. Including a new intake seal. The Monte smelled of gas since and following the Sea Foam. Moral of the story. Use a 3/8" wrench on a 3/8" carb nut, and use Gasoline stabilizer for Gas stabilization. Good luck to the New Year Sir! Richard U wrote: > I decided to have an emergency gas stash for y2k or > whatever. So I picked up a SAAB gas tank at a scrap yard, knowing what > quality & safety to expect because I had a '78 99L when I lived at a ski > area in W. Colorodo. > It is plastic, and was molded in Nov.'84 in Norway. > I was wondering what the switch/valve? is/does that is wired > in parallel with the pump and is on the pump inside the tank. > Also, what the tank capacity is.(gallons please, I hate converting) > Another thing.....I've heard that Marvel Mistry Oil works > well as a gas preservative ( like "Sta-bil")....if so, how much > do you use ? > Thanks, Richard U

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