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    Tried to go for a drive today but about 10 minutes in the engine stopped. For some reason I had low to no fuel pressure but was able to limp it home. Disassembled the fuel filter and found a mess inside, no idea what it is, kind of looks like peeled paint.

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    Let that be a lesson to all of us. Never put latex house paint in the gas tank.

    Seriously, thank God for the filter. It looks like it did its job. Might want to scope the tank and/or run a couple tanks of fuel system cleaner.

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    Maybe it is coating used to seal rusty tanks, if so it might be time for a new tank.
    2006 Caterham 7 SVT(sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy7 View Post
    Maybe it is coating used to seal rusty tanks, if so it might be time for a new tank.
    That's what I was thinking, will have to check it out.

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    I bet someone used a product called Kreem which is used to seal motorcycle/atv etc. gas tanks from rust, corrosion and leaking. It is a lousy product with a checkered history. I suspect that may be your culprit? With the possibility of a total tank failure, might be cheaper and less frightful to get a new gas tank?

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    i'd say it's definitely new fuel tank time.

    my car had a fuel cell in it at one point and i was pulling foam out of my fuel filter until quite recently.
    '87 Caterham Cosworth BDR 1700 "HPC Spec"

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