Jeep CJ5 Fuel Tank
How to Take Care of Your Jeep CJ5 Fuel Tank
Your Jeep CJ5 has withstood the test of time and countless trails. While it lacks the creature comforts that modern Jeeps have, it gives you and your companions the right raw outdoor experience. You set out again for your next adventure. But before that, you make a quick stop at the gas station to fill your tank and two more jerry cans. As the Jeep CJ5 fuel tank gets filled up to the brim, your grin begins to grow wider and wider. For all these years, it has remained reliable. There must be something you have been doing right all along. Or maybe you just have been lucky. If you are determined in preserving your fuel tank, we can help you. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Jeep CJ5 fuel tank.
- Consult your owner's manual or shop manual for guidelines.
The best source of specific maintenance instructions and details can come from your Jeep CJ5's manual. This can point you to the mounting points, reactive materials, and other information. If you have a clear idea of how to go through maintenance, then proceed by all means.
- Park your Jeep in a safe place and jack it up.
It is important that you park your Jeep CJ5 in safe location before you begin any maintenance procedures to its fuel tank. Make sure that you put on the parking brakes and wheel blocks. Once the Jeep is immobile, you can jack it up to have ample space under for removing your fuel tank.
- Remove any fuel left inside your tank before you dismount it from your Jeep.
Before you do anything with your fuel tank, you have to remove its contents. Dismounting a filled fuel tank will give off extra weight and will be prone to spilling. You can transfer its contents to a jerry can or you can use it all up before starting your maintenance.
- Fill the tank with fuel tank cleaner and let it dry after.
Fill your tank with the right mix of fuel tank cleaner as specified in the manual. Let it sit for several hours to get the active ingredients working. Allow your tank to dry after the treatment.