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Old gas smell #704959
Tue Feb 20 2018 07:52 AM
Tue Feb 20 2018 07:52 AM
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I have a Tokheim 36B pump I am going to restore. I have decided not to gut it. So I taken it apart not to bad off a smell, but moved it approximately 1000 miles in pieces. The pump it self is in three pieces including the motor, pump, and domed part. The old gas smell is worse now from all the agitation. I will sandblast it and paint it in the future. I believe that some will spray expandable foam insulation in the in and out of each peice. Is this the way to go, or should I use a different method?

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Re: Old gas smell [Re: shavron] #704960
Tue Feb 20 2018 07:59 AM
Tue Feb 20 2018 07:59 AM
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That or oven cleaner.I took mine all apart,then sprayed every component with oven cleaner.
Let it sit overnight then rinse off.Takes the smell away & varnish off too but leaves the original paint alone.

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Re: Old gas smell [Re: Cold Pizza] #704974
Tue Feb 20 2018 02:44 PM
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That looks like the inside of a wayne 511 blender pump. Its sad that I know that if im correct.


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Re: Old gas smell [Re: shavron] #704975
Tue Feb 20 2018 03:22 PM
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Yes it is,why are you sad about knowing that?


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Re: Old gas smell [Re: shavron] #705013
Tue Feb 20 2018 08:15 PM
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I’d be cautious with the oven cleaner as I’ve used Easy Off to strip paint off of old automotive parts.

Re: Old gas smell [Re: shavron] #705029
Wed Feb 21 2018 08:02 AM
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If you’re going to leave the guts in, take those components apart and clean the insides and/or soak the insides. I use simple green. It’s not too hard to get most pump parts apart to clean the inside. After all they had to go together at one point. You’ll be surprised how much gas can still be in some of the parts.

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Re: Old gas smell [Re: shavron] #705071
Wed Feb 21 2018 07:08 PM
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Pump guts will pocket fuel. The ONLY way to get it out is disassemble EVERYTHING and clean it all. This is why I always gut my pumps.


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