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How do i flush out my fuel tank and get all the trash out the bottom

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You will have to unplug fuel line and unplug power lines,hoses, drop tank and you will have to remove the sending unit/Fuel pump assembly.
dump it and rag wash trash out or take to a car wash after removeing all the fuel and allow to dry before putting it back tegether be very careful removing and installing sending unit. The float is part of it and if you bend it it will make your gauge be inacurrate.

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