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How to Handle Water Getting Into Your Gas Tank

How to Handle Water Getting Into Your Gas Tank

An annoying problem many people face, whether with their personal vehicles or their vehicles for work, is getting water into the vehicle’s gas tank.

An annoying problem many people face, whether with their personal vehicles or their vehicles for work, is getting water into the vehicle’s gas tank. This is an often-unexpected issue that can completely alter the course of your day, complicating plans and slowing you down. Identifying the problem is difficult enough, too, but finding the right solution to help get your engine in a healthy place again can be a true struggle. Thankfully, we have some solutions for whenever you find that you have water in your gas tank.

Use Fuel Additives

Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank can help disperse the water and is a proactive method of dealing with any water buildup. That’s because the additives help break down water particles into smaller sizes, which stops them from forming larger droplets that will do even more damage to your vehicle. Fuel additives can help neutralize that water and stop any water-related issues from worsening.

Drain and Replace Fuel

One of the first things you should try is draining your tank. This requires you to act fast, but if you’re able to drain it and then clean it to remove water, sediment, and other contaminants, you may be able to get the tank back into working condition. After cleaning, slowly pour new fuel into your tank, start the engine, and keep an eye on its performance in case further action is required.

Clean Your System

In order to guarantee success, the best path forward is to do a thorough cleaning of your entire fuel system. This is difficult to do, but it can help ensure that your system is free of contaminants. Typically, this is where a professional will use something like fuel system flushing. This is a process wherein water, dirt, and debris are removed from your tank, plus fuel polishing which can help remove impurities from the tank.

Try Water Removal Products

To combat rust and corrosion, you may want to consider water removal products. Not only that, they can also prevent fuel lines from freezing and remove water or other contaminants. Just be sure you choose a suitable product for your situation and follow all of the instructions provided.

Bring in a Pro

If you’re struggling to get any DIY solutions to work for you, it might just be time to seek professional help. An expert is going to know how to accurately diagnose the severity of the problem and figure out a solution that will effectively handle it. This means a thorough restoration of your vehicle’s fuel system so you can get up and running again in no time.

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