Apr 10, 2013 update to the Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow project car

The Fuel Tank is Here

A replacement tank should surely solve our problem.
This is what we found in the bottom of our old tank: a bunch of dirt and some seriously grungy fuel. We're not sure this tank will ever come satisfactorily clean.

The guys at Flyin’ Miata sent this tank over from their huge salvage department. We’ve been fighting with and scratching our heads over an intermittent stalling, having swapped in known good ignition components with no change in the problem. Something was up with our Sunburst Yellow 1992 Mazda Miata.

This clearly wasn’t an issue with flaky or heat-soaked sensors. Then we found it: Though we’d drained the fuel tank, all the stuff stuck to the walls had come loose. We’re not sure we’ll ever get this tank completely clean, so tonight, we install a replacement.

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noddaz
noddaz Dork
4/11/13 1:48 p.m.

That may be the best thing to do.... here is hoping...

pro7dave22
pro7dave22 None
5/2/13 7:56 p.m.

Ah, I found it. Gotta do a little investigating! "Then we found it: Though we’d drained the fuel tank, all the stuff stuck to the walls had come loose. We’re not sure we’ll ever get this tank completely clean, so tonight, we install a replacement".

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