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So I have almost a full tank in my dead mercury sable (1996) and I would like to drain it out. I don't think you can syphon the gas, how about a drain plug on the bottom of the gas tank? Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks.
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Unhook the fuel line off the fuel rail, jump the fuel pump and get some buckets ready.

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QUOTE (dark_fire @ Oct 6 2009, 11:07 AM)
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Unhook the fuel line off the fuel rail, jump the fuel pump and get some buckets ready.[/b]
Just turn the key to "ON" and it'll all pump out at the rail. IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA!


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QUOTE (drh1957 @ Oct 6 2009, 10:21 AM)
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Unhook the fuel line off the fuel rail, jump the fuel pump and get some buckets ready.[/b]
Just turn the key to "ON" and it'll all pump out at the rail. IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA!
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The pump only runs for 3 seconds to prime the line. That would be a LOT of key turning.

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Get a piece of 3/8" hose about 8' long. Jack up the car so you can get to the fuel filter. Take the engine side hose off and attach the hose to the filter, use a clamp to secure it.

Then find the inertia switch, pull off the power wire for the fuel pump and hot wire it to a 12V battery. If using a battery in the trunk be sure to remember to ground it.

Then pump away.

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ok, enough with all the hard and time consuming ways, i have a simple 3 step solution

1. Get a bucket
2. Get a gun
3. Shoot the tank
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QUOTE (Leadfoot_88 @ Oct 6 2009, 03:11 PM)
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ok, enough with all the hard and time consuming ways, i have a simple 3 step solution

1. Get a bucket
2. Get a gun
3. Shoot the tank[/b]
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Just wondering...could you use a siphon? If so, how much would it remove?

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I ended up dropping my tank.... Need To Hotwire The Fuel Pump To Get Some Crap Out Of My Tank.

Look at the pics, you'll see why... and folks here have already answered your question in that thread.

If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand...


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QUOTE (Leadfoot_88 @ Oct 6 2009, 03:11 PM)
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ok, enough with all the hard and time consuming ways, i have a simple 3 step solution

1. Get a bucket
2. Get a gun
3. Shoot the tank[/b]
I was going to suggest something similar, albeit a more civilized way of piercing the tank (hammer and screwdriver/nail/etc.)

Using the pump to get it out is the better way, but this is the quick-and-dirty junkyard way.

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