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Offline rocket man

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oil tank mesh filter
« on: 25.05. 2011 16:13 »
Hi can anyone   tell me what is best to clean mesh filter in oil tank should i use paraffin or something els


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Re: oil tank mesh filter
« Reply #1 on: 25.05. 2011 18:06 »
Hi Dave,
I'm not sure if it's the "approved" method (or even a good idea!) but I put mine in a suitably sized jam-jar with a good tight fitting lid about 1/4 full of petrol & shook it. Repeated until petrol stayed clean..! Allow to dry & replace in tank..
Make sure the jar is not much longer than the filter - stops it moving too far & smashing it's way out!!

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Re: oil tank mesh filter
« Reply #2 on: 25.05. 2011 18:49 »
thanks Adrian for the tip i think i will try that method i have used petrol before so will stay with that


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Re: oil tank mesh filter
« Reply #3 on: 25.05. 2011 19:36 »
White spirit from DIY stores.
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Re: oil tank mesh filter
« Reply #4 on: 26.05. 2011 09:09 »
in my experiance,if you leave anything to soak in white spirit for a length of time,it rusts.parrafin is a cheeper option to petrol.
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