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Old 05-28-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
Is there an easy way to Syphon Gas ??  
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I just put my Shadow out to pasture today and it had nearly a full tank of gas in it. I got to thinking a little while ago and said that there isn't any point in leaving the tank nearly full. So is there an easy way to get the gas out of the tank without punching a hole in it? would like to know before tomorrow morning so i can get it done.



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tube down the gas tank fill and a hand pump to get the siphon started
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if its injected and still has a good fuel pump. take off the fuel line (not the return line) at the rail and jump the fuel pump relay.
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or just drain it from the drain tube on the tank. There should be a black cap on a very short tube on the sending unit (right side as you're looking from the rear of the car). Just place a large enough container under it and pull the cap. Remove the refill cap. then it should just drain out of the tube. No power needed. Just let gravity do it's job.

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Thanks For the info guys, i'll give it a try tomorrow if the rain lets up
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the fuel pump method is the BEST. all you need to do is provide 12v to the correct terminal of the ASD relay. My students just did this on an Acclaim that they are dismantling in the shop. takes about 30 min to drain 16 gal of gas. If you decide to use the syphon method DO NOT suck on a hose. that is a horrible thing to do that can cause serious health problems. I demonstrate to my students 2 SAFE ways to remove gas (the fuel pump method and the syphon method using compressed air) here's what you do. Put your hose down into the tank, take a blow gun and blow air perpendicular to the syphon hose that you will put into your catch can. this creates the same effect as how a paint gun or sand blaster works. Make sure there is no open flames or heat near by... when the gas pulls toward the fast moving air, you will get a spray of fuel. stop the air and put hose into catch can. you now have the syphoning up and running.
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yeah fuel pumps are great for flushing the trans too - thats what use my stocker for since I put in the 255
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Dude, clear tubing. I think it's 3/4" id that fits the unleaded filler neck restriction. That way you can see the gas before you swallow it.
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Try this: Blow (don't suck) into the drain tube. The tank fills with pressure, then when you stop blowing, it forces fuel out the tube. You put the tube lower than the tank and the siphon action does the rest.

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i siphoned gas from my dad's car for my three-wheeler once, and i ended up swallowing a mouthful of gas. really sucked pretty bad. but oh yeah, i didn't inhale.
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