fuel syphoning how to

8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #39915 by MGF MARK
ok as this has never been covered as far as i know here is 2 simple ways of removing all of the fuel from an F or TF
you could try to do through the fuel filler but with the spring loaded cap and then the bends in the metal pipe etc it will prove hard to get to the bottom of the tank so here are 2 alternatives

1st use the fuel pump to empty the fuel tank

if you disconnect the outlet of the fuel filter and connect a hose to it and then the other end of the pipe into the fuel container

this is the fuel filter



once you have made sure that the pipe is secured go to the ignition switch and switch on the ignition the pump will start pumping the petrol out , sometimes the system will cut the pump if the pressure is insufficient so you will need to disconnect the puel pump supply cables and connect direct to the battery (follow the photos later for a better idea) this will get the pump to run all the time. To stop pumping switch off the ignition or disconnect the battery

alternative by using pipe and sucking the fuel out

remove the parcel shelf carpet and you will see the engine inspection hatch and also a round metal disc that covers the fuel tank connections




remove the cover and you will see this



now you see the clapsing ring has been removed, now disconnect all pipes then lift the sender and fuel pump up

insert the syphoning pipe and drain fuel into a suitable fuel container

once done refit all the pipes ensuring that there is no fuel leaks
Note - some times the seal ring is worn so best to get a new one if the car is to be used again

as the fuel tank is of an odd shape make sure you get to the deepest part to remove all the fuel





please note this is a guide and i take no responsability if any problems or damage occurs

regards mark

mad about cars and bikes :)
if it aint broke dont fix it :)
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8 years 9 months ago #39923 by Leigh Ping
Great guide Mark. Added to the 'how to guides section'.

Some might ask "Why would we ever need to do this?"

There may be several genuine reasons that you would need to do this that I can think of -

1. You write off your car which has a full tank of expensive petrol that you might want to transfer to a second car.

2. You sell your car which has a full tank of expensive petrol that you might want to transfer to a second car.

3. You're a kleptomaniac.

4. You're an arsonist.

5. You're a pyromaniac.

6. You hear voices telling you to do bad things.

Best just to crash it or sell it really. :lol:

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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #39946 by cjj
7. You need to replace your fuel tank as you have just drilled through it. ;)

8. You are storing or transporting your car overseas by container.

9. You are bored.
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8 years 9 months ago #39992 by mowog73
Very fitting thread since this past weekend I needed to siphon a couple litres out of the F to put into the snowblower.

Mark
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8 years 9 months ago #39994 by bensewell
Wow! Wish I'd have had this on Saturday night would have saved me spewing three times. :broon:
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8 years 9 months ago #39997 by MGF MARK

bensewell wrote: Wow! Wish I'd have had this on Saturday night would have saved me spewing three times. :broon:


sorry mate but read your thread and thought we needed one lol :yesnod: :broon:

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8 years 9 months ago #39998 by bensewell
I resorted to the criminal way of doing it with 2m of hosepipe and lots of laughs with my mate watching each other be sick... Investing in a £4.25 siphoning kit from fleabay for this kind of occasion in future.
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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #40071 by Leigh Ping

mowog73 wrote: Very fitting thread since this past weekend I needed to siphon a couple litres out of the F to put into the snowblower.

It's difficult to come up with new 'how to guides'. Some we find, that haven't been done over the years, are obscure but interesting. Nicely done MGF Mark. :broon:
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