Syphoning Gas From 08 'Burb?

Got almost a half tank of gas.
Went out to try to syphon 5 gallons out of the tank and it doesn't look to me like it's going to happen.
No matter how much I wiggle the syphon tube, I can't seem to get into
gas. Even tried parking the vehicle on an angle.
Looking at the underside, I'm starting to think it's not possible to syphon from this thing.
Am I right? Or am I missing something?
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Oops.... SHB "1998 'Burb".
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(PeteCresswell) wrote:

Good luck. That vehicle has an anti-roll over valve that is basically a floating ball in the fill tube. There is about 1/4" of room around the ball.
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I was wondering if I could get gas from my 07 lanch. Small tube... Have to try.
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I dunno if my 95 2dr has a ball, but I need to turn the hose in like a screw to get it down into the tank.
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wrote:

Some time ago I put a "T" fitting on the gas line of my truck for just this purpose. If getting gas is going to be something you need to do you might consider that.
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Per Rick:

No need.
It's just that this thing is going to be sold soon and the tank if nearly full - and I'm so cheap that I didn't want to give away $120 worth of gas to some guy who low-balled me in to letting it go for $1,500 or so...
Best thing that could happen right now is that somebody steals it.
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(PeteCresswell) wrote:

This is a 98 correct? If so there should be a shrader valve under the hood on the fuel rail. If you have a fuel pressure gauge you could attach the line to that valve, pull the gauge off and use a jumper to the fuel pump test line to pump the gas out of the tank.
OR if you don't mind a bit more work, pull the fuel line off at the filter and stick a hose on the line. Then hook the jumper up and pump out the fuel.
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