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Gas Tank Removal

Old 01-04-2004, 07:07 PM
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I need to remove the gas tank on my parts car. I've siphoned all of the gas out and have dropped the rear subframe from the car. What other things should I be aware of or do before I remove the tank?



Also, what type of place would I take it to to have it cleaned and sealed?
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:10 PM
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siphoned?



why didnt you use the drain plug?
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:11 PM
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by the way, take it to a radiator shop to be cleaned and what not
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Old 01-04-2004, 07:19 PM
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A lot of ppl do not know about the drain plug. Its pretty straight forward job.
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:46 PM
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ya...the drain plug is like rite there..haha...i forgot to retightend mine..so when i got gas it leaked haha i was like damn
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I didn't have a funnel handy. Just pulled the fuel pump out and siphoned it right into the gas cans. No spills, no mess.
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Originally Posted by Nemesis' date='Jan 5 2004, 08:10 AM
I didn't have a funnel handy. Just pulled the fuel pump out and siphoned it right into the gas cans. No spills, no mess.
ah, that explains it, I think we siphoned mine right into a old 5 gallon

thinners bucket, it had a lid and the opening was larger then the

drain plug.
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I know this is going to sound stupid, but don't use a grinder to cut anything off like of seen before.

This guy was stripping a car at the local wrecking yard and he was trying to take the fuel tank out and the bracket bolts were rusted on, so he decided to use a grinder. Well things got ugly quickly. Then after they put the fire out, he said that he had siphoned the fuel out and didn't understand why it's burning.



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Originally Posted by Girlpowerrx7' date='Jan 5 2004, 07:01 AM
I know this is going to sound stupid, but don't use a grinder to cut anything off like of seen before.

This guy was stripping a car at the local wrecking yard and he was trying to take the fuel tank out and the bracket bolts were rusted on, so he decided to use a grinder. Well things got ugly quickly. Then after they put the fire out, he said that he had siphoned the fuel out and didn't understand why it's burning.



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haha no way not offtopic, smart and safe.
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Remember, its not the fluid that is flamable, its the vapors. If you have to do any type of Grinding, cutting or sparking near the tank during removal it is best to drain the tank of fuel and fill with water.



You drain the water after the stubborn bolt, clamp or other obstruction is removed.
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