the gas-tank on my windstar van has bad gas and water in it. I need to
empty it. The only way to do it without takeing it off is to put a
drain hole in it then after it is empty put a plug init. Any idels or
Your going to want to kick yourself!
This is such an easy fix I can't believe you couldn't think of it. Get a
long siphon hose push into the tank until you are sure its coiled up or
resting on the bottom, then suck for all your worth, don't swallow please,
keep this opening below the tank and let it flow until only gas is coming
out and your done. Gas and water don't mix, and water has a higher specific
gravity than gas so it goes to the bottom and gas sits on top.
done it many times it works well. completely fill up tank after this
procedure, do it again if vehicle does not run normally.
you can also throw in a can of "HEET" or equivalent water aborbing chemical.
only problem is getting the hose in. Seems Ford likes to put a plastic
ball looking thing in there. (I don't know if its to stop siphoning or
blow-back while filling) Running it out the pressure line will pull it
off the bottom too. Either way a good idea, gas does float on water. We
used to use alcohol to absorb a small amount of water to get cars
running that sat a long time and got condensation in the tank. Maybe
thats whats in the "heet" stuff?
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