Cleaned tank and now white smoke, hard to start and keep running
So I went ahead and gave the gas tank an acid bath following the muriatic acid and naval jelly instructions. I rinsed everything out, dried it, and put it back together. During this time, I cleaned out the carbs.
Now, when trying to start, I have a lot of white smoke coming out of the exhaust and it dies if I don't continually give it a lot of gas. It sound terrible, and you can definitely tell it's not running right.
When trying to start it the first time, it backfired and sounded like a gunshot twice until I got it to start. Do you think I could have blown a head gasket in doing so? Strange thing is that BOTH exhausts are showing white smoke. I've checked oil levels and coolant levels and nothing looks awry.
Could there have been water left in there? I went to the gas station and grabbed some fresh gas and put in some seafoam and let it run for a good 2 minutes with white smoke billowing out, but no change.
Last edited by mdub23; 09-26-2019 at 10:53 AM.