When antifreeze is poured into the gas tank, it can cause damage to the vehicle.The vehicle may not start or it will begin to sputter if it is drivable. If the driver continues to operate the vehicle, the antifreeze could possibly ruin the engine.Continue Reading
Antifreeze is a yellow or green liquid that circulates through a car's radiator and draws heat from the engine. If antifreeze has been placed in the gas tank by mistake, the vehicle should be towed to the nearest mechanic to prevent further damage. The mechanic will drain the antifreeze from the gas tank.
There is, however, a type of gas-line antifreeze that is made to keep water out of your engine and gas tank.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
A rusty gas tank is repaired by draining the gas and removing the tank from the engine, and eliminating the rust with either abrasives or acids. The cleaned tank is coated with a commercial product made to protect the inside of the tank. Some coating kits are complete with the chemicals needed to clean the tank of rust.Full Answer >
To clean a gas tank, set an approved gas container on the ground, assemble a siphon, insert one end of the hose into the gas tank and one in the gas container, pump the siphon handle, and withdraw the hose. This 10-minute procedure requires a gas container, a screwdriver and a manual siphon.Full Answer >
To repair a leak in the fuel tank of a vehicle, drain the fuel from the tank, and seal the hole with a gas tank repair epoxy. Repairs typically require about an hour to complete, but the epoxy should be allowed to dry according to the instructions before filling the tank with fuel.Full Answer >
Varnished gas can be removed from a car's fuel line by using a fuel system cleaning additive. Pour the additive into the gas tank in accordance with the additive's directions and top off with new fuel. Drive the vehicle and accelerate using full throttle under standard driving conditions. If there is no improvement with the vehicle, it should be taken to a mechanic.Full Answer >