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I have a 3 HP Eska that I bought new in about 1975. It gave me 100's of hours of trouble-free service but I stopped using it about 6 years ago because it was developing rust in the integral gas tank. I put in an in-line a fuel filter and used it that way a few times but then stored it away. Later I got a 2 HP Johnson and just never started up the Eska again.

 

I'd like to get it running again because I now use 2 boats interchangeably and would like a kicker on each, without having to move the 2 HP all the time.

 

Question --- anybody know what I can do about the rust problem in the gas tank? It flakes off and gets into the gasoline. There must be a better solution than just a fuel filter.

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I have a 3 HP Eska that I bought new in about 1975. It gave me 100's of hours of trouble-free service but I stopped using it about 6 years ago because it was developing rust in the integral gas tank. I put in an in-line a fuel filter and used it that way a few times but then stored it away. Later I got a 2 HP Johnson and just never started up the Eska again.

 

I'd like to get it running again because I now use 2 boats interchangeably and would like a kicker on each, without having to move the 2 HP all the time.

 

Question --- anybody know what I can do about the rust problem in the gas tank? It flakes off and gets into the gasoline. There must be a better solution that just a fuel filter.

 

 

I have the same sorta problem with a 2 evenrude about the same age. It hasn't been used in years.

If I can't find a new tank. I'm going to try to adapt a plastic gas can to it. It will look goofy.

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I'm still hoping for an idea or two about what to do re: this problem.

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Remove the tank..drain it..then take to a car repair shop & ask the mechanic to blast it with an air hose.

Shake it all out & go home.

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