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Offline Park Ridge Phil

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Draining Fuel Tank
« on: April 01, 2016, 12:02:35 PM »
 Looking for suggestions in draing  the fuel tank on 2000 Jackal without making a mess if possible. Riding it untill empty is not an option. Just need to remove the tank but would rather do it when empty or just a little bit of fuel in it.

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Re: Draining Fuel Tank
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 12:16:47 PM »
I use the cheap plastic siphon rigs they sell for kerosene heaters. Most hardware stores will have them. Their intake tube fits nicely into small tank openings and they have a squeeze bulb to start the siphon, or you can just keep on squeezing and pump out everything. Last one I bought was around twelve bucks. 

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Re: Draining Fuel Tank
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 12:48:26 PM »

Run a line from the petcock to a gas can.  Open the petcock and let the tank drain. 

If you still have an electric petcock, turning the key to the on position will open it...

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Re: Draining Fuel Tank
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 02:22:24 PM »
I use the cheap plastic siphon rigs they sell for kerosene heaters. Most hardware stores will have them. Their intake tube fits nicely into small tank openings and they have a squeeze bulb to start the siphon, or you can just keep on squeezing and pump out everything. Last one I bought was around twelve bucks.

I use the kero siphon to get the bulk of the fuel out and then drain the remaining from the petcock.

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