How to clean a tank on Citroen C4 Cactus?
You want to keep your Citroen C4 Cactus on the long term and therefore you wonder about the fact of clean the tank of your vehicle? Especially you would like to find out about advantages to do it but also on the way to do it. Indeed the tank is the first element of the injection system of your car which allows supply it with gasoline. It is therefore very important that the interior of your Citroen C4 Cactus remains in good condition. This is the reason why in this article we will show you how maintain your tank to properly preserve the injection system of your Citroen C4 Cactus and therefore its engine. We will start by explaining to you the importance of cleaning the tank of your Citroen C4 Cactus but also the technique to do it and finally we will give you advice on how to maintain it.
Why clean the tank of your Citroen C4 Cactus?
With the time of water will penetrate inside the tank of your Citroen C4 Cactus, and this causes the appearance of rouille and corrosion . Indeed, even being careful, when you refuel your Citroen C4 Cactus, air enters the interior of the tank. However, this air is more or less humid depending on the environment in which you are, in all cases, because of temperature variations, especially between night and day, this will create condensation inside the tank. This small amount of water will gradually stagnate at the bottom of the tank and cause corrosion and residues. Know especially that this process will be favored, when you drive with the tank almost empty.
So concerning the maintenance of your Citroen C4 Cactus it is important not to let this problem last too long because it could inject particles inside the injection system. And even if there is a oil filter devoted to filtering these impurities and water, the more damaged the tank the more it could butcher quickly filter. Therefore, in the event that the latter is no longer efficient enough then the injection system will deteriorate more quickly. In addition, in cold weather, water inside the system could freeze et plug the filter but also the fuel pump therefore the fuel will not reach the engine properly.
to summarize cleaning the tank will allow you to extract the water, remove corrosion, rust et the impurities that have formed over time. This will allow you to preserve the injection system but also your engine. If this is not done, the injection system will no longer be efficient enough and your car risk of grazing, avoir power losses and then do not start again. If you want more information you can consult the following tutorial: power loss problem Citroen C4 Cactus.
How to clean the tank of your Citroen C4 Cactus?
Be aware that these repairs could be dangerous because you will be handling a flammable liquid. We advise you to do this kind of procedure only in case you have mechanical skills and tools required. Then you will need to be well equipped with protective gloves, of eyeglasses so as to prevent gasoline projections and especially that you keep away from all sources of heat.
After that, the tank is located on the back of your car, so in order to access it you will need to remove the back seat of your Citroen C4 Cactus.
Clean the tank without removing it on Citroen C4 Cactus:
As soon as you have access to the tank, you will be able to see the fuel pump which is mounted on the tank. It will first be necessary unscrew so as to access the tank. Once this is done, it will be necessary to pump fuel inside the tank with a pump. Then clean the bottom of the tank with a clean cloth to remove debris. To finish when you have cleaned everything you will have to add clean fuel, reposition the fuel pump and replace the rear seat.
Clean the tank by removing it on Citroen C4 Cactus:
Beforehand, you will need to access the tank through the rear seat to siphon gasoline and so lighten the tank. So do the same technique stated above.
Then it is necessary that you park your car on a flat surface and you elevate. To do this, equip yourself with a jack et a candle so as to make the heightening more reliable. When this is done, stand under the car and locate the screws that hold The reservoir. Also don’t forget to spot the fuel filter hose that we will have to unplug. Then as soon as you have examined everything and when the tank is almost empty, equip yourself with protective glasses, your toolbox and start to remove the tank from its support.
Then, when the tank is removed, start with empty leftover gasoline. Apply degreasing inside the tank, or even maintenance products intended for this in order to remove rust and debris. Wait for the recommended time, in general 24 hours. After that it will be necessary clean with a high pressure water jet. When you have rubbed everything well you will have to wait again for the tank to be very dry before refueling.
Finally as soon as you have degreased, rinsed and dried the tank you can put it back. Think upstream of clean the joints, you can also take the opportunity to change the fuel filter of your car. For more details on the fuel filter we advise you to read the following tutorial: When to change the fuel filter on Citroen C4 Cactus? but also Where is the Citroen C4 Cactus fuel filter? Finally add clean and quality fuel.
How to maintain the tank of your Citroen C4 Cactus?
In the future you can plan a maintenance of the injection system at a garage, this will cost you between 40 and 80 euros. This is to put additives through a machine inside the system to preserve it.
Otherwise it is also possible to insert additives yourself inside the tank to preserve it from water, rust and corrosion. However be careful to choose compatible products. Before doing this kind of manipulation we suggest that you inform yourself in particular by reading the maintenance booklet for your Citroen C4 Cactus.
To conclude: The maintenance of the fuel tank on a Citroen C4 Cactus will be essential since it will allow keep the injection system in good condition and therefore this will allow you to consume less gasoline and of course preserve your engine.
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