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    Water in gas tank...

    I recently purchased a 2002 Camaro SS. Finding cob webs and rust under the car, it appears it sat somewhere for a long time at one point or another. I'm concerned about water condensation in the gas tank.

    Does anyone have an idea how to check this out, and if there is water in the tank, how to get rid of it?

    Thanks guys!

    Steve Nix

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    How much fuel was in the tank? More fuel the better. I would run a bottle of dry gas through it and put in a new fuel filter and call it good.

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    If the car started fine I wouldnt trip off it too much. Do what the last guy said it should be fine. It dont take long for cob webs and stuff to show up I left a car sitting for two weeks and it looked like it had sat for months one time.

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    I actually got it from a dealer, and it was just about dry. They did fill it up before I left. Also, I did put a new fuel filter on it already.

    No way to check it then?

    No way to drain the bottom of the tank?

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    not really unless you drain the tank and drop it,

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    As already stated -- run some dry gas through the tank. Rust under the car does not necessarily mean rust in the tank. Another product that actually works is Chevron's Techron Fuel System cleaner. With the tank near empty add the Techron and enough fuel to get you to about 12 gallons. You can also change your fuel filter again in a few weeks if you are still concerned.

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    Look how rusty brand new cars are underneath at the dealer, you will be suprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    As already stated -- run some dry gas through the tank. Rust under the car does not necessarily mean rust in the tank.
    my fuel tank in the 01 z is plastic or kevlar or some composite I'm sure a 2002 is also

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