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#1400545 - 02/18/08 02:51 PM best way to remove fuel from tank?
modified93tc Offline
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I'm getting ready to junk my 93tc but would like to remove the aprox. 15gal of gas in the tank. Any suggestions? The battery is not hooked up and no battery terminals so would like to do without power. If I have to I can hook battery up temp. Thanks
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#1400678 - 02/18/08 05:29 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: modified93tc]
Sonders Offline
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Drill a hole in the gas tank?
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#1400679 - 02/18/08 05:31 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: Sonders]
Bobert2647 Offline
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Put a clean catch can of some sorts, large enough to hold the fuel in the tank and punch a whole in the tank with a phillips head screw driver.
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#1400720 - 02/18/08 06:22 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: Bobert2647]
99_03PantherS Offline
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I was going to say just drive,,,
but yeah, gorge it.
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#1400813 - 02/18/08 08:04 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: 99_03PantherS]
DodgeRider Offline
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You can also remove the fuel filler neck (by cutting it off right at the tank) and then siphon it out with a pipe. You can also remove the pump and siphon from there too.
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#1400958 - 02/18/08 09:40 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: BigNSlow]
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 Originally Posted By: Bluemobile
Why not just disconnect the fuel line under the car and stick it in a can, then turn on the ignition a several times? Let the pump do all the work.


or rather than turn on the ignition several times, simply plug a jumper wire into the fuel pump relay socket.

When junking old vics, I usually disconnect the pressure line at the fuel rail and connect a hose to it and into a gas can.


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#1401017 - 02/18/08 10:38 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: BMFer]
kustomizingkid Offline
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How long does it take for the pump to drain the tank?
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#1401020 - 02/18/08 10:40 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: Bobert2647]
dRock96Marquis Offline

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 Originally Posted By: Bobert2647
Put a clean catch can of some sorts, large enough to hold the fuel in the tank and punch a whole in the tank with a phillips head screw driver.


And if the metal screwdriver sparks against the steel fuel tank?






Serge and BMFer's ideas sound the best to me. You could probably unhook it right at the fuel filter inlet if you wanted as well.
The fuel pump relay is in the relay bank by the cruise servo, attached to the vacuum reservoir
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#1401043 - 02/18/08 11:01 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: dRock96Marquis]
kustomizingkid Offline
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At the junkyard they punch every single tank with an air chisel, been doin that for as long as the yard has been around, haven't ever had an issue.
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#1460724 - 04/27/08 06:32 PM Re: best way to remove fuel from tank? [Re: kustomizingkid]
modified93tc Offline
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Tomorrow is doomsday for my 93tc so I decided to try a $3 Siphon from Walmart and it worked great. It comes with a 6 foot hose which you will need to get all the way into the tank. Pumped out about 8gal.

Someone posted that our Panthers have an anti siphon valve but that is not the case. The only thing I had to do was prop open the flapper at the gas nozzle with a screwdriver and insert siphon hose. I guess from now on I will be more wary of gas thieves. Thanks for all the suggestions

BTW--someone is coming to pick up the TC for scrap and giving me $200.


Edited by modified93tc (04/27/08 06:32 PM)
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