Water in gas tank, carb. - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2010, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 8
Gallery: 0
DECAY is on a distinguished road
Default Water in gas tank, carb.

Howdy! Well I dumped a couple of gas cans that each had some gas left over from an ATV trip into the Zuk. Low and behold the wife told me that the cork I had in the one spout came out and she put it back in, after it rained/poured. I can get the zuk started and it will run for about 30 seconds and die off after sputtering.
I added dry gas, tried Sea Foam, to no avail. So I guess I will be taking the carb off and dropping the gas tank.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance!
DECAY is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,230
Gallery: 0
Baratacus is on a distinguished road
Default

if you just got some water in your gas you don't need to do all that. The carb should be fine with some fresh gas, and the tank just needs to be drained. You can do that without dropping it. (BTW those gas water removers are just snake oil marketing gimmicks, they don't do crap) To drain the tank, just run a siphon tube down the filler neck and hook a pump up to it, or hook a pump directly up to the supply line coming out of the tank.
Baratacus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2010, 11:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 8
Gallery: 0
DECAY is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks, Baraticus, I'll give that a try. I never had the carb apart and was wondering how much gas could be in the carb. It seems to start and run fine for about 30 sec. and the spits and sputters.
DECAY is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-01-2010, 12:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior
 
grats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Coquitlam B.C.
Posts: 181
Gallery: 3
grats is on a distinguished road
Default

Add a cup of methal hydrate to the tank, it mixes with water and burns.
__________________
82 SJ410
97 Sidekick
08 SX4
grats is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2010, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,230
Gallery: 0
Baratacus is on a distinguished road
Default

adding methyl alcohol may be adequate for removing some water condesation from a tank of gas, but if there was a significant ammount of water (raining into the tank) Methanol can not absorb that ammountof water without diluting the fuel to an unburnable level.

(You can burn high levels of methanol, even pure methenol, but not with the fuel metering system of a stock samurai)
Baratacus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.