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Discovery in gas tank

Hi. . .Just bought a new Ariens Deluxe 24 from my local dealer who delivered it greased and with a little TruFuel in it. I pulled the strainer from the gas tank to check how much fuel was there and noticed a fine grey-black particulate sitting on the bottom of the tank. The dealer said he'd had several Ariens blowers with this issue and suggested I run the machine until it runs out of gas, add fresh gas and then, if there's a problem restarting, they'll look at it. Ariens suggested I have the dealer look at it first since the particulate might be harmful to the engine. Has anyone else had this problem, if it is a problem? Thanks, MS
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Personally, I'd fish around in the tank with a magnet on a stick. If you're lucky, the particulate is metal from tank production and metallic, in which case the magnet should pick it up and remove it from the tank.
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I don't think I'd run that gas in it. I'd do whatever to get it out. Siphon then try to clean with compressed air, with a clean rag.etc..

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Hi. . .Just bought a new Ariens Deluxe 24 from my local dealer who delivered it greased and with a little TruFuel in it. I pulled the strainer from the gas tank to check how much fuel was there and noticed a fine grey-black particulate sitting on the bottom of the tank. The dealer said he'd had several Ariens blowers with this issue and suggested I run the machine until it runs out of gas, add fresh gas and then, if there's a problem restarting, they'll look at it. Ariens suggested I have the dealer look at it first since the particulate might be harmful to the engine. Has anyone else had this problem, if it is a problem? Thanks, MS

There were threads on this earlier this year. My Plat 24sho had the same crap in the tank.


I used a hard drive magnet on a stick to fish it all out. (if you have old Hard drive, there are 1 or 2 Neodymium magnets in there. You need a torx t8 to dissassemble.)



When I was done, I put the magnet on the outside of the tank.


When I contacted Ariens about it, they mentioned a filter that will collect anything that comes out of the tank, preventing damage to the carburetor.
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Thanks for the responses and help. The magnet is a great idea that I'll try first.
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you know the dealer already fired it up with that fuel in it
real good advise run it through the carb boneheads

another strike for the dealer
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I would return the unit. Really, crap in the gas tank and they say run it. And I would find a new dealer, maybe a new manufacturer.

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There is a fuel filter just FYI that will collect and crap in the gas. Run it and replace the fuel filter every year as recommended in the engines maintenance Manuel.
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yep, Michael, the filter will probably catch all the crap. Its the principle of it. Not acceptable on a new machine, and lousy attitude from the dealer.

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If it has a filter you should be OK. If not, I'd install one before running it or have the dealer install one.

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