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Re: Swilling out petrol tank.
« Reply #15 on: 02.10. 2018 21:59 »
Strangely, thinners is now available at about £5 a gallon - a huge amount less than it used to cost.
Is that White Spirit?
Hi GB.
No it is cellulose thinners or a close approximation.

Cellulose thinners for five quid a gallon!? Please tell me where. I've been buying small tins at Halfords. They are expensive!
I bought mine from Kempton Park about a year ago. I have a small Halfords can which ran out and I now top it up from my gallon can.
I have not checked ebay - perhaps there are some deals there but may not be possible to send it through the post.


PS How about this
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

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Re: Swilling out petrol tank.
« Reply #16 on: 03.10. 2018 03:08 »
If you are pulling all the taps I'd use the garden hose to flush it then rewash with meths then allow to dry somewhere warm. If you use kerro/parafin snd tip it all out before refilling with petrol the dilution will be such as to make no difference to the bike at all. I had a mate who ran his Standard Vanguard on kerro for a bit before changing the the cheaper mineral turps. Smelt lovely running. He just had to get the motor hot on petrol before flicking to the alternative fuel.