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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject:  Siphon gas Reply with quote

Before I give up the car to the junk yard, is there a way to get all the gas out of the tank (besides letting the engine burn it all, lol)?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:09 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You could drop the tank..

Or you could remove the fuel lines at the tank and drain it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've drained my tank once or twice by disconnecting the fuel line at the filter (the quick disconnect, not the threads), slipping a clear vinyl hose over the end of the fuel filter, and using a jumper pack on the wiring harness to the fuel pump by pulling the access panel in the trunk.

Of course, I have an extra harness plug and about six inches of wiring that I picked up at the auto parts store specifically for this reason, but seeing how you don't want to spend any money on the car, I'm sure you could accomplish the same thing by cutting the actual harness and then hooking it up to something.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:05 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you're not too worried about a litlle spillage just put the car on axle stands, get enough containers and use the old screwdiver method. Punch a hole in the tank and let it drain into the containers, just be careful with any open flames or sparks in the area. I recently drained an old K-car by putting a long hose on the fuel line and sending power to the fuel pump directly from the battery, took about 15 - 20 min. to completly drain! filled 2 25 litre containers.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

True, the first thing the junkyard would do when it gets there is tear the tank off of it anyway. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

you can do what my dad does and get a tube, suck the gas till it starts to flow and then let it gravity drain into fuel containers.

I did this with my snowmobile once and got a little fuel in my mouth but eh nothing a toothbrush and some listerine afterward couldn't fix LOL

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think the Imps have an anti-siphoning device in the fuel fill line.

If the car is going to the scrapyard, screwdriver or just remove the tank/lines.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Lingenfelter wrote:
I think the Imps have an anti-siphoning device in the fuel fill line.

true. i just popped down the rear seat, pulled the carpet up in the trunk right at the back seat. and removed the access panel to the tank/pump think its like 10 bolts, and pumped it all out

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

dont mean to jack the thread, but on the topic of siphoning, my 2002 base impala was actually siphoned about a week ago not too much, but enough to piss me off with the price of gas here in SoCal, anyway,is there a way to put a locking mechanism on the door or some other preventative measure....yes i know if they really wanted my gas they can just drill a hole in my gas tank, but id rather have them go through trouble than just opening the hatch and taking off the cap
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

brich wrote:
dont mean to jack the thread, but on the topic of siphoning, my 2002 base impala was actually siphoned about a week ago not too much, but enough to piss me off with the price of gas here in SoCal, anyway,is there a way to put a locking mechanism on the door or some other preventative measure....yes i know if they really wanted my gas they can just drill a hole in my gas tank, but id rather have them go through trouble than just opening the hatch and taking off the cap


You can buy lockable gas caps.

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