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Old 12-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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Draining fuel tank

Need to get the fuel out of the tank for a new build, any good way without dropping it?

Can I siphon it out one of the lines under the car through the pump?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:32 AM   #2
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Flip it upside down and shake. Lol. I dunno. I would be interested in hearing how its done. How full is it? Dropping it with a quarter tank shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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It's full for storage, that's why I need to drain it. Too heavy for this old man to drop it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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Could probably use a might vac pump to get it out.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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Scanner software can run the pump with the engine off.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #7
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I would say the best way is to remove the fuel pump and then suck it out, but it looks like the fuel tank must be removed. Can you access the filler tube where it meets the tank? I'd disconnect there and start the siphon process.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #8
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Can you just drive it?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:44 AM   #9
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I would say the best way is to remove the fuel pump and then suck it out, but it looks like the fuel tank must be removed. Can you access the filler tube where it meets the tank? I'd disconnect there and start the siphon process.
Might be an option, I'll have to crawl under and check it out.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #10
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Can you just drive it?
Too much crud on the roads. It's a garage queen. lol.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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Scanner software can run the pump with the engine off.
I forgot about that, prob the best option. I have HPT Pro so it should be in there. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #12
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I wouldn't drain it by using the fuel pump, just this risk of sucking up any sediment at the bottom of the tank could damage the pump itself. You never know what's in that tank, even on a vehicle that new.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #13
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Holds 19 gal, I'll take out 17 or so, it'll be close enough to empty for my purpose.. I can stop when the Low Fuel light pops on. Pump pickup has a sock on it and with 3k miles total on it running an ethanol blend, it should be pretty clean anyway. Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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After removing more gas tanks than I want to recall, even when I was 26, and I could pick up my 455 engine block, a gas tank with a couple gallons in it was very hard to handle
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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Yeah that would get heavy real fast, a full tank would be a bitch. Tuner seems like the best option
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HPT has the fuel pump control. Perfectly safe to do, no need to run it dry as you said, just stop it with a couple of gallons left, low fuel light on, and the tank will be manageable. Gasoline is about 6.3 pounds per gallon.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #17
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Thanks all, as soon as I find the fuel connection tool I'll give it a shot with hpt.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #18
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Rev your engine until it burns through all the gas?
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Rev your engine until it burns through all the gas?
Idle might take some days, we need a brick.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #20
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Idle might take some days, we need a brick.
lol. HPT Scanner is working ok, 8 gals out so far. Have to stop to let the tank sock fill back up every few mins.

Once I get 10 gals out that's all the cans I have tonight. I'll burn it up in the DD then continue in a few days.
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