How the heck do you get the gas from a car these days?
Can't siphon, too many restrictions.
Is there a drain plug in the bottom of the gas tank?
If so, how about a valve replacement?
Or, a way to place a 'T' in the gas line and use the fuel pump to pump
Looking for a solution for this vexing problem.
In Florida and hurricane season is not far off.
Have you solved this problem?
The problem these days isn't so much "getting the fuel out of the tank"
as "getting the hose INTO the tank so you *CAN* get the fuel out" - So
many anti-siphoning things are in place nowdays that getting the end of
the hose close enough to the gas in the tank to pump/siphon/otherwise
get it out is close to impossible.
Which, on the one hand, is a good thing, since it keeps the gas-raiders
from emptying your tank on the sly, but on the other hand, is a severe
pain in the backside for anyone who has a legitimate reason to siphon or
otherwise get it out.
Personally, if I needed to get the gas out of my car's tank, I'd pop the
fuel line off the carb - a simple "squeeze ring" type connection on this
car - stick an extension of some sort on it, and turn on the ignition
(without starting the engine) to run the in-tank fuel pump until my
container was full.
Trying to siphon out of the tank would be all but impossible due to the
car having been made at pretty much the absolute peak of the anti-siphon
hardware additions - First the little spring-loaded flap-thingy over the
hole, then further down the pipe, the "anti-hose" spring widget, then at
the bottom of the pipe, a 180 degree bend, and at the bottom of that,
just before the fill-pipe enters the tank, a fairly stout chunk of metal
grill-work that NO hose over 1/8 inch is going to get through.
With all the "fun" in the fill-pipe, I'd call this car PRETTY MUCH
(Which just means that a determined gas thief is going to bring an oil
drain pan and a screwdriver, and punch a hole in the bottom of the gas
Don Bruder - firstname.lastname@example.org - If your "From:" address isn't on my whitelist,
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We went down this topic some time back. A permanently mounted valve
or such is, IMO, not too wise. Yes, it has been done, and can be done,
but in that one in a million chance that you might get a leak and blow
up, it is not a risk I feel like taking.
We get enough advanced warning of storms nowadays that it doesnt take
much planning to fill up an approved gasoline storage can. I know, there
are hazards inherent with this as well.
Since you will need transportation after the storm and gas stations
will likely be closed, draining your car to run a generator seems
rather shortsighted. If fuel is a concern just store 15 or 20 gallons
of gas at the house.
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