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Draining Petrol Tank

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Old Yesterday, 11:16   #1
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Default Draining Petrol Tank

Hi All,

Looks like my V40 is heading for the scrap yard. Do you know of a easy way to drain the petrol tank? Just so I can make use of the fuel in it?

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Some suggest letting the fuel pump do the job for you by disconnecting one of the fuel pipes near the fuel filter assuming your battery has some life. Personally I found it easy enough to pop/break open the top of the fuel tank and syphon -if its going to the dump it doesn't matter what you rip/break to gain access. I could not get in via the filler cap though...
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Should think the easiest would be using the fuel pump to do it.I'd think there should be some kind of syphoning device[along the lines of those used to suck engine oil out on some modern cars.having said that it'd not be the first time I've hammered a screwdriver through the bottom of a fuel tank before weighing a car in!!
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All I did was leave the car overnight so everything is depressurised, disconnected the fuel hose in the engine bay and slipped a longer length of larger hose over the end of it so it would reach to a can, and removed the fuel pump relay, if you bridge 2 of the connections where the relay normally is the fuel pump runs all the time the ignition is on, not just a few seconds like it does normally, I can't remember which 2 connectors it is though, I put a switch on mine with spade connectors on the end so I could turn it on and off as and when.
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