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Removing Water from Gas Tank in Cold Temp.

Iím in process of fixing the carb on my (new to me) Ariens 926 LE. I decided to replace the fuel line and empty the gas tank at the same time.

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When I went to empty the gas tank I noticed water bubbles, which I had expected. After draining the tank, it occurred to me that the water wouldnít evaporate in this cold weather (Metro Detroit is in single digits now). I donít have anywhere warm that I can take the tank to dry off.


I would hate to do all the work of fixing fixing carb and replacing lines to reintroduce water into the system from the gas tank.

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Sorry if I am misunderstanding, where did the water coming from? How much water is there?

Maybe you can slosh around some fresh gas, then dump it out. The ethanol in the gas (assuming it's E10) should absorb some of the water, if it isn't frozen.

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If it's just some droplets in the tank, Just put some treated gas and fill it all the way up, That amount won't do anything to the carb, Just think how much snow gets pulled through the carb when in use.

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Sorry if I am misunderstanding, where did the water coming from? How much water is there?

Maybe you can slosh around some fresh gas, then dump it out. The ethanol in the gas (assuming it's E10) should absorb some of the water, if it isn't frozen.

Before I emptied the gas out I could only see small bubble at the bottom of the tank. Itís nothing extreme.

I just bought this machine from a guy that had hardly used it for the past 5 yrs. I assume it picked up some water along the way.

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If it's just some droplets in the tank, Just put some treated gas and fill it all the way up, That amount won't do anything to the carb, Just think how much snow gets pulled through the carb when in use.


Thanks. Yeah itís just a few droplets that I could see when I looked in the tank. I guess Iím being too cautious.

Would sea foam do it? I was planning to use ethanol free gas when I fill it up.


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Seafoam good......dri-gas better ...use both...just for one time.....
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dry gas? seafoam?

hair dryer? haha

just like someone else mentioned , fill the tank with treated gas and you'll probably be ok.

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Actually I usually just drop the bowl and wipe it out as the water has a tendency to find it's way there and stay....then let the gas flow into a can for a few seconds then button it up. when I'm lazy I put a few ounces of Methanol based dri gas.I know for certain that the ethanol in gas doesn't take out all the water....I'm always fixing tractors that stall from it and won't restart.
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k100 treatment should do it if you can find some near you. it removes the water from the gas

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Actually I usually just drop the bowl and wipe it out as the water has a tendency to find it's way there and stay....then let the gas flow into a can for a few seconds then button it up. when I'm lazy I put a few ounces of Methanol based dri gas.I know for certain that the ethanol in gas doesn't take out all the water....I'm always fixing tractors that stall from it and won't restart.


Thanks for your feedback. I think Iím going to flush it a bit and use dry gas.


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