Toyota Pickup Fuel Tank
Cleaning Tips for Your Toyota Pickup Fuel Tank
Regular cleaning of your Toyota Pickup fuel tank is very important to optimize your engine's overall performance. A corroded or contaminated fuel tank is usually the root of numerous engine problems including poor fuel economy and unresponsive acceleration. Prevent these common problems from affecting your Toyota Pickup fuel tank by following these few simple tips:
- Consult your car's manual first.
Reading your car's manual is a beneficial task. Not only will it give you an idea of when to perform routine maintenance on your fuel tank but it will also guide you on the connections of your tank to the other parts of your car. This ensures easier removal and reattachment of parts before and after the cleaning process.
- Use the right cleaning solutions.
There are many cleaning solutions offered in the market today. However, some of these may do more harm than good to your fuel tank. Make sure that the cleaning solution you'll be using is compatible with the type of engine that you have. If you have a diesel engine, use a cleaning solution with ultra-low sulfur content.
Additionally, the process of cleaning your fuel tank may require you to add more cleaning solution as a fill up. So, it's best to splurge on a premium cleaner, which is potent and will also give you more servings.
- Allow the fuel tank to dry.
After you cleaned your fuel tank and made sure that it's free from sludge, rust, and other deposits, let it dry off sufficiently before putting fuel back in. This will usually take you about 24 to 48 hours. It's quite a long wait, but this is a step you must not skip. If you put fuel back in a tank, which hasn't yet completely dried off, it will just mix with excess water. This will botch up all the effort you just exerted in cleaning. Always keep in mind that even the smallest amount of water is damaging to your fuel tank.
Other cleaning reminders
Cleaning up your car's fuel tank could be a harmful job. Make sure that you use basic safety gears like goggles, long rubber gloves, and rubber apron to prevent fuel from getting into your eyes or on your skin.