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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:35 am 
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Also as said, a once off introduction of ethanol into the fuel system won't cause any appreciable reduction in the life of the fuel system components. I'd be willing to bet that the abuse copped by a reasonable percentage of the cars owned by readers of this site would do far more damage to the engine than a simple once-off introduction of ethanol into the fuel system.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:38 pm 
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i would think that your best bet is to just empty the tankand get some new fuel and buy an locking fuel cap
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empty the fuel into some gless jars and leave it you will see the water and the fuel and you can save some fuel

i do the seccond one for my boat sometimes just to check the filter is not got any water in to
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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:39 pm 
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i would think that your best bet is to just empty the tankand get some new fuel and buy an locking fuel cap
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empty the fuel into some gless jars and leave it you will see the water and the fuel and you can save some fuel

i do the seccond one for my boat sometimes just to check the filter is not got any water in to
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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:01 pm 
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Dont stuff around with your fuel system. If its got water in there drain the tank. If you cant afford 1 tank of juice how are you going to afford a new pump and a set of injectors. Water is extremely damaging to fuel system components.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:17 pm 
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what happens if you just try to run it with teh water in the fuel tank?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:47 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
just take the fuel line off from under the car and tunr the ign on.. this hould activate the pump and pump the fuel out, into a container of course..

let it sit for while and the water "should" sink to the bottom as it is heavier than petrol, then put the petrol back in.. :)


the fuel pump only works for 2-3sec at that stage. i too was under the impression the it wuld just keep pumping until the neccesary pressure would build up but this just just a welcomed side effect

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:50 am 
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Thank god for running dedicated LPG ... gonna be hard to try and put anying in my filler point ... LOL

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:42 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
just take the fuel line off from under the car and tunr the ign on.. this hould activate the pump and pump the fuel out, into a container of course..

let it sit for while and the water "should" sink to the bottom as it is heavier than petrol, then put the petrol back in.. :)


the fuel pump only works for 2-3sec at that stage. i too was under the impression the it wuld just keep pumping until the neccesary pressure would build up but this just just a welcomed side effect

Yeah, you'll need to pull out a relay and short the correct terminals under the bonnet to get this to work.

 

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