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Since I spun a rod bearing on my 99 custom I decided to replace the motor. Before I put the new motor in I’m going to replace the oil lines. I know I should clean out the inside of my oil tank but I’m unsure of the correct procedure. The motor with the spun bearing had glitter throughout the oil and I don’t want any to get into the new motor. To those with the knowledge or have been through something like this before, what is the correct procedure for flushing out the oil tank? and anything else I should address before I put the new motor in. Thanks in advance
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Built a fire once. Put on a big menudo pot full of water and simple green and brought to boil.

Threw my parts in there. Broiught it to aboil. Hosed of with air compressor and dried out with Texas Sun at 115F heat outside.

Saying all that. If my bike. I would buy a clean tank. Cuz. I wanna be sure.
Sometimes. Throwing a chain into the tank and swishing around helps cleaning process also.
Maybe the chemists on this forum can offer up a solution that makes metal shavings separate
from a flat surface like chocolate chip cookies from a cookie sheet.

Usually. Compressed air is all one has for this .
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1 quart of diesel fuel, shake well, drain, repeat until clear.
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I have a used shmutzig oil tank myself with glitter. Harbor Freight sells a gallon of water based degreaser. I bought some but haven't used it yet. I've been using mineral spirits for rinsing, and I'm not done yet. That old oil solidifies in the bottom of the tank and it takes some doing to soften it. One thing I don't recommend is galvanized nails in the tank for swirling, as little bits of the zinc comes off. Use shiny nails or screws if going that route.
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Purple Power and sheet rock screws, repeat til clean, HOT soapy water after. Inspect after with bore scope or similar til bare metal. Or have it hot tanked at your local automotive machine shop.
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