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Author Subject: Draining fuel tank - old/bad fuel
rallyestyle

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Post #1
How do most go about doing this?

Simply pull off the tank side connection to the fuel filter and drain it into some sort of tank? Im gonna need a pretty big tank i think...

Fuel has been sat in my tank for way too long so really i would like to drain it and get some fresh stuff in there.

The car runs on the old stuff but it is a little bit groggy so id like to rule the fuel out of the equation. If i did leave it in there and just run it through is it likely to cause many issues? Maybe i can just add some additive and cleaner?

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Posted 21st May 2019 at 19:57
pug_306

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Post #2
I would undo the fuel feed pipe and extend it into a container then bridge pin 5 and 8 on the fuel relay that will pump nearly all the fuel out :-)

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Posted 21st May 2019 at 20:12
rallyestyle

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pug_306 wrote:
I would undo the fuel feed pipe and extend it into a container then bridge pin 5 and 8 on the fuel relay that will pump nearly all the fuel out :-)


That sir is a smart idea, save me having to get all technical with gravity and all that Thumbs up

Any idea on what to pump the fuel into and how to dispose of it? Hmm

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Posted 21st May 2019 at 20:14
mocinim

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Post #4
Coke bottles
The tip will take it in the oil waste disposal

Of you can start a massive fire
If you have a bow you can start a small fire under the bottle (put the bottle on a stand in front of the fire
Shoot it with the bow and watch it explode
A good air rifle will do the same
Or you can use it to clean parts

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Posted 22nd May 2019 at 19:52
rallyestyle

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Post #5
mocinim wrote:
Coke bottles
The tip will take it in the oil waste disposal

Of you can start a massive fire
If you have a bow you can start a small fire under the bottle (put the bottle on a stand in front of the fire
Shoot it with the bow and watch it explode
A good air rifle will do the same
Or you can use it to clean parts


LOL Someone has done this before i see! Thanks for the tip with the coke bottles, i think i might be needing a few.

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Posted 22nd May 2019 at 19:55
cully

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Post #6
go down your local garage ask if they have some empty 20ltr oil drums
advertise it on Facebook as misfuel some diesel head will buy it and run it with veg oil
Posted 22nd May 2019 at 23:59
Cjwatson27

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Post #7
Give it to someone with a petrol mower

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Posted 23rd May 2019 at 08:38
rallyestyle

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Thanks guys. I think my dad has a petrol mower, will keep him happy Smile

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Posted 23rd May 2019 at 09:59

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