I have a 2000 Chevy Astro van and I am getting rid of it because it
has become unsafe to drive. However I had just put a full tank of gas
into it ($50). I'd like to be able to get it out somehow but I've
heard that siphoning it out is not a viable option because modern cars
have anti-siphon filters on them.
Is there any other way to get the gas out? I know very little about
cars and I'm not very good with mechanical stuff so please dumb it
down for me. ;-)
Are they towing the van away? If so, you could just punch a hole in
the bottom of the tank and let it drain out into a container. Or you
could disconnect a fuel line and hot wire the fuel pump and pump the
tank dry. I alos suspect you can siphon the fuel out - just use one of
the kits available at a parts store - don't suck the gas out with your
mouth to get ti started.
If you are selling it, then make the gas part of the deal....
I haven't decided if I want to sell it, give it away, or just junk it.
I don't want to damage anything in case someone wants to try to fix
the thing themselves. I definitely don't want to punch a hole in the
tank because I don't have anywhere to store all that gasoline.
I've heard of the fuel pump option. Is that a fairly simple thing to
do? Is there anywhere online that has step-by-step instructions on how
to do that? Do I have to hotwire it or can I start the engine and let
it pump the fuel out?
I'll also have to look into a siphoning kit, but I've heard people
have difficulty with those because of the anti-siphoning filters on
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