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    Default ALKY and Aluminum tank.

    Need to know what needs to be done to an aluminum fuel tank when running alky?
    I heard anodizing is the answer...?

    I will be running the boat on weekends, does the fuel need to be drained or can it set for the 5 -7 days in an alunimun tank?
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    Hard anodize is the hot ticket. It is a good idea and practice to drain it out after each use and flush the system... but I have gone a couple of days before and not had a problem.
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    Build a stainless tank is the hot ticket. Hard anodize will hold up better than bare but any scratch and the corrosion begins.

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    i know several guys running spun aluminum tanks, they dont drain the tanks, or the lines, everything is fine.
    However, its a gamble, methanol does react to aluminum, (no laboratory scientist) just what I was told.
    I bough a polished stainless tank for a dune buggy, affordable too.

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    Imco marine has several sizes of SS tanks. They will also custom build whatever you want.
    I am one of those not always draining guys. I wish I wasn't. It should be done. But, most of the alcohol fuel addative lubes help greatly with corrosion also.
    Persoanlly I run Pro Blend, or Redline lube. Both 2 thumbs up, in my experience.
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    Alky will turn to jelly. Not sure on how ling it takes but it will turn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roaddogg 4040 View Post
    Alky will turn to jelly. Not sure on how ling it takes but it will turn...

    Steve
    takes a long time to do that. I go for weeks and no problems. seal the tank when not using it . Alky will draw water.
    Last edited by jimclauss; 06-25-2013 at 08:37 PM.

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