Erik Weber yoober at
Mon Sep 19 13:01:20 PDT 2011


On 9/19/11, Jim Stewart <js at> wrote:
> On 9/19/2011 12:10 PM, Erik Weber wrote:
>> I am forced to put my SV into storage. The place is climate
>> controlled, so I don't have to worry about freezing. But the manager
>> agreed to let me store it there on the condition that I empty the gas
>> tank. I've always heard to leave gas in the tank to prevent rust. Any
>> suggestions are appreciated.
>> Erik
> A dry tank in dry air won't rust. Even if there's a bit of moisture in
> the air the rust will only be a thin surface coating.
> But you can protect against that easily. Just drain and dry the inside
> of the tank, then pour a few ounces of motor oil into it and coat the
> inside thoroughly, then pour out the excess.
> WD-40 should work for this application - after all, "WD" stands for
> water displacement, the intended use of the product.
> -js

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