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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:31 AM
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Why you dont leave your truck sitting for 4+ years

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I feel like a neglectful parent.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:54 AM
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Is that rust on the float? Hopefully the rest of the lines don't look like that. You can thank the bullshit gas we have now for some of that 'help'.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:56 AM
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I like how you put that part on the ground. I am imagining that it was placed with the fury of a thousand busted knuckles and scrapes.

I've been there
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Old April 11th, 2016, 01:00 PM
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Ya it is some kind of rust/corrosion and it definitely doesn't smell like gas anymore. I hope the rest of the lines aren't like that or I am royally screwed. Cleaned the tank out and have a new pump on order. Should be interesting to see if it cranks.

There may have been some anger involved. Also a healthy dose of guilt for ever letting it ever come to this.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 01:52 PM
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While it looks bad(inside), I notice that your supply and return line fittings are surprisingly RUST-FREE!


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Old April 11th, 2016, 02:13 PM
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Change your filter regardless.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Change your filter regardless.
Yep already done. Good advice though, thanks.

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While it looks bad(inside), I notice that your supply and return line fittings are surprisingly RUST-FREE!


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Ya my truck is generally pretty good on rust except the rear crossmember and rear axle housing. It's kind of odd actually. Like all the way up to the rear crossmember itself is fine and then the crossmember itself is a mess.
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I'm afraid the answer might not really matter, but was it stored indoors or out for those four years?
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:34 PM
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I feel like a neglectful parent.
Old gasoline turns to varnish (I bet it smells that too). You need to clean the fuel system and blow the line with compressed air then dissolve the old varnish with seafoam.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:44 PM
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Old gasoline turns to varnish (I bet it smells that too). You need to clean the fuel system and blow the line with compressed air then dissolve the old varnish with seafoam.
Starting with fresh fuel lines looks easier.
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I'm afraid the answer might not really matter, but was it stored indoors or out for those four years?
Indoors.

I believe most of the fuel had drained back into the tank, so it didn't sit in the line.

I basically took the truck down to do a lot of work on it and got side tracked. Most of the work is done and now I am getting back to the point where I can start it again I emptied the tank to get fresh gas in it and that's when I pulled the fuel pump and saw the destruction.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:57 PM
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Starting with fresh fuel lines looks easier.
Depends on their condition, I had a chevy truck left for 7 years, I just put some seafoam and blew it with air and it's still running beautifully. Only changed the pump and filter, old injectors worked fine.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 06:01 PM
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Your rig isn't in Annandale, is it? There's a yellow ST that has been sitting for a long time in my ex-girlfriends neighborhood.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:55 PM
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Your rig isn't in Annandale, is it? There's a yellow ST that has been sitting for a long time in my ex-girlfriends neighborhood.
Fairfax. I am 45 and still have tons of crap at my folks house.
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Fairfax. I am 45 and still have tons of crap at my folks house.
Ha. Same age and same crap at parents house(s).
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Old April 11th, 2016, 09:53 PM
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its funny really....I don't leave my boat for longer than 4 months without putting fuel stabilizer in the gas tank. Weird really that people generally don't do that with cars.
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