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 Post subject: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:25 pm 
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I want to see if I can use take fuel - about $50 worth in car before wrecker takes car as it isnt working
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:00 pm 
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Siphon it out through either the filler or remove the pump and siphon out from there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:17 pm 
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One large srew driver and a hammer.
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:06 pm 
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Connect 12v directly to the fuel pump circuit and pump the fuel out

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:11 pm 
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this is a area were u should be worried as the right amount of oxygen a fuel mixture and a spark and uve got a fire so if the tank has $50 worth of fuel the oxygen levels will be to low to ignite so a screw driver and a hammer is the easiest option for 100% fuel recovery

connecting the fuel pump to 12V is ok but wont get everything out of the tank

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:12 pm 
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If you have the keys, turn the ignition to on, with the feed hose to the rail disconnected and extended to where ever you want to pump the fuel to, it should just pump it all out. As far as I am aware the fuel pump will run untill it gets to pressure, if its open at the squirty end it will just keep chuggen till its dry. I may be wrong though. Safer than dropping 60 kilos of weight onto your head by taking the tank out, safer than a screwdriver, specially seein as you wanna keep the juice, and safer than bodgey wiring jobs.
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Probably simplest to disconnect the fuel line at the filter.
Make sure the car has 12v, earth the top right pin of the diagnosis connector, ign on - pump will run.
As mentioned, be careful, use safety specs, etc.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Sorry I was assuming it wasn't running, that is no battery power either

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:06 pm 
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Thats ok man, we're assuming it does lol.
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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:08 pm 
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madmax wrote:
Siphon it out through either the filler or remove the pump and siphon out from there.


that's what I did...got all of it out until I figured I can just pump it out via the fuel rail line...cleaner, faster and the fuel gets filtered in the process.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How can I drain fuel out of EL 97 (before wrecker takes car)
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:16 pm 
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phongus wrote:
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Siphon it out through either

the filler or remove the pump and siphon out from there.


that's what I did...got all of it out until I figured I can just pump it out via the fuel rail line...cleaner, faster and the fuel gets filtered in the process.



That's good if the pump is running but being a wreck he may need to go back to the old fashioned ways.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
this is a area were u should be worried as the right amount of oxygen a fuel mixture and a spark and uve got a fire so if the tank has $50 worth of fuel the oxygen levels will be to low to ignite so a screw driver and a hammer is the easiest option for 100% fuel recovery

connecting the fuel pump to 12V is ok but wont get everything out of the tank


You are a f**k nuisance.
Its a plastic tank - Where is this deadly spark coming from?
Running the fuel pump will get out pretty much all of the fuel, and has the advantage of being able to stop and start at will, like when you've just filled up the 10L drum and need the next one.

 

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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 12:21 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
Fordsrule174 wrote:
this is a area were u should be worried as the right amount of oxygen a fuel mixture and a spark and uve got a fire so if the tank has $50 worth of fuel the oxygen levels will be to low to ignite so a screw driver and a hammer is the easiest option for 100% fuel recovery

connecting the fuel pump to 12V is ok but wont get everything out of the tank


You are a f**k nuisance.
Its a plastic tank - Where is this deadly spark coming from?
Running the fuel pump will get out pretty much all of the fuel, and has the advantage of being able to stop and start at will, like when you've just filled up the 10L drum and need the next one.



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

 

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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 12:27 am 
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I think you two should meet up. :D

 

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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 3:26 am 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Fordsrule174 wrote:


snap0964 wrote:
I think you two should meet up. :D


With a population of about 18,000. I think they have... Bad break up i think?!?
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