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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:35 am 
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Ok, first up, you can still get a spark from plastic, rub your feet on the carpet and put ur arm next to the frame of your LED TV and watch the hairs, it will create a spark. So, screwdriver will do the same possibly. Next up, have you ever tried to stick a screwdriver through one of those tanks? They are designed to stay in one piece in an accident and are about 8-10mm thick. Maybe a cordless drill will do the job. But then theres sparks...
But either way hotshots, the liquid doesnt burn, the vapour does, and 9/10 the vapour is on top...
Either siphon the fuel or pump the fuel. Ignore the f**k who have no clue. A Darwin Award is waiting for them, dont join the queue to get one for yourself, they are awarded posthumously.
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:31 am 
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Ok, first up, you can still get a spark from plastic, rub your feet on the carpet and put ur arm next to the frame of your LED TV and watch the hairs, it will create a spark. So, screwdriver will do the same possibly. Next up, have you ever tried to stick a screwdriver through one of those tanks? They are designed to stay in one piece in an accident and are about 8-10mm thick. Maybe a cordless drill will do the job. But then theres sparks...
But either way hotshots, the liquid doesnt burn, the vapour does, and 9/10 the vapour is on top...
Either siphon the fuel or pump the fuel. Ignore the f**k who have no clue. A Darwin Award is waiting for them, dont join the queue to get one for yourself, they are awarded posthumously.

just so you know, the screwdriver + hammer are to take the cover off the fuel pump in the boot.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:04 am 
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When I wanted to get the fuel from my ef (out of rego) into my new xr6 I took the pump out got the battery and pumped the fuel out I parked my xr6 next to it and pumped it straight into it, worked easy and didn't take long , and I didn't blow the car up lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:07 am 
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chisel + hammer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:13 pm 
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I've used various methods to use the pump to pump it out, and I've also used a trolley jack underneath a screwdriver to punch the tank, hammer is too hard.

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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:18 pm 
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With all these cars going to the wreckers with holes in their tanks, I hope you guys don't need a secondhand tank in the future.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:25 pm 
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With all these cars going to the wreckers with holes in their tanks, I hope you guys don't need a secondhand tank in the future.


A lot of self serve wreckers punch the tanks themselves, they don't want people accidentally blowing themselves up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:49 pm 
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With all these cars going to the wreckers with holes in their tanks, I hope you guys don't need a secondhand tank in the future.


Lol the only time I punched a tank the car had been in a rear ender and the tank was seriously mangled anyway, wouldnt have been any good to anyone
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:23 pm 
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well im sorry i dont know its plastic i assumed it was like dads XC tanks im only 18 m8 i havent yet had to play with a E series fuel tank

idk about u but i dont use 10L drums i use 20L drums and during the switch its as easy as having a catch pan of some sort at the bottom or putting ya finger over the hole if you have someone to pass u the next drum
What the f**k difference does it matter with the size of the drum? clutching at straws much??

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
well im sorry i dont know its plastic i assumed it was like dads XC tanks im only 18 m8 i havent yet had to play with a E series fuel tank

idk about u but i dont use 10L drums i use 20L drums and during the switch its as easy as having a catch pan of some sort at the bottom or putting ya finger over the hole if you have someone to pass u the next drum
What the f**k difference does it matter with the size of the drum? clutching at straws much??


use a 50L drum never have to worry about switching over....see it does matter

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
use a 50L drum never have to worry about switching over....see it does matter


a 60L drum is easier to find
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Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:43 pm 
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poke a whole in it with a screw diver let it draing if you don't really car about it

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:56 pm 
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XRfairmont67 wrote:
Fordsrule174 wrote:
use a 50L drum never have to worry about switching over....see it does matter


a 60L drum is easier to find



60L even better lol

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Hey, I noticed the little metal flappy trap door in the fuel tank is missing. If my black fuel cap works does it matter it's gone or is it letting fuel vapour escape and making fuel stale ???
Also tried to siphon the fuel out to put new stuff in and the hose seems to go in 20 cm then stops and kinks. Is there an anti-siphon thing in the filler tube ???
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
XRfairmont67 wrote:
Fordsrule174 wrote:
use a 50L drum never have to worry about switching over....see it does matter


a 60L drum is easier to find



60L even better lol


just put a spare fuel tank on the ground and pump it into that. even better.. no swapping :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:

 

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