Fordmods Logo

Someone put water in my petrol tank... 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 23 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Someone put water in my petrol tank...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:47 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 4

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

I have a '99 AU Falcon and some lovely person decided to crack open my petrol flap and poor a little water in. I have no idea how much. What's the best way to avoid even more damage to my car?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:54 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 492

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Wagon, ph34r!

Location: Northam
WA, Australia

Add Ethanol to the fuel. This will allow the water to dissolve in the petrol and be drawn out of the tank. Although this can damage the rubber and plastic components in the fuel system over the long term it shouldn't do too much damage for the short time it would take to break the hopefully small amount of water that was put into your tank.

 

_________________

Team Argon Silver

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:07 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 3772

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 33 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

hmm how about syphon teh tank out
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:10 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 492

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Wagon, ph34r!

Location: Northam
WA, Australia

At $1.30+ per litre I certainly wouldn't be in a hurry to waste whatever fuel was left in the tank...

 

_________________

Team Argon Silver

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:43 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

I've heard Metho works as well

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:01 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

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.. :)

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:00 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 533

Joined: 12th Jan 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

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.. :)


I'm not exactally sure where the pick-up point in the fuel tank is, but it's rarely down the very bottom of the tank so that it doesn't pick up all the crap sitting on the bottom.

That said, all, or some of the water will be sitting below the pick-up. So if you pump the tank as dry as you can with the fuel pump, there's likely to be water left in the tank which will mix itself with the fuel when you drive the car again.

Plus if you pump the fuel out with the fuel pump, you run the risk of running the pump dry and then wasted tank of fuel would have looked cheap in comparison to a new pump. :D
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 6432

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

madmax wrote:
I've heard Metho works as well

This is what I have heard too but I cannot remember the amount of metho to mix for a certain volume of fuel. But yeah, it would help burn off the water.

 

_________________

5.6L of carbon footprint.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 492

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Wagon, ph34r!

Location: Northam
WA, Australia

Methylated spirits is Ethanol ;)

The reason it's called "Methylated" is because they add a small amount of Methanol (which is highly toxic) in an attempt to stop people drinking it.

 

_________________

Team Argon Silver

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 2833

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Lincoln LS, MKII Escort, ED

Location: geelong
VIC, Australia

LSD wrote:
Methylated spirits is Ethanol ;)

The reason it's called "Methylated" is because they add a small amount of Methanol (which is highly toxic) in an attempt to stop people drinking it.


wow, you learn something new every day

 

_________________

Because i can.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 10126

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF Gli Ghia, XP Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

LSD wrote:
At $1.30+ per litre I certainly wouldn't be in a hurry to waste whatever fuel was left in the tank...

personally if I had to dump a tank of fuel to stop any expensive damage to my car in the long term I wouldn't worry about 80 odd bucks in the short term....

 

_________________

Owning 1 of 67612 EF GLi Sedans made
FACT: "Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game Uno."

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 492

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Wagon, ph34r!

Location: Northam
WA, Australia

Certainly if you make a habit of adding ethanol to your fuel then you'll eventually be looking down the barrel of fuel system damage but as a once-off measure it's not going to do any appreciable harm.

 

_________________

Team Argon Silver

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:21 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 10126

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF Gli Ghia, XP Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

yeah but the thing is how do you tell how much water is in there so decide how much ethanol to put in???

 

_________________

Owning 1 of 67612 EF GLi Sedans made
FACT: "Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game Uno."

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 850

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: 03 BA Fairmont

Location: Forest Lake
QLD, Australia

speak to "john" - he knows all about running motors off water :P

 

_________________

Regards,
Punnisher_42
_____________
2003 BA Fairmont - Stock standard
1994 U13 cough Nissan Cough Bluebird

Favorite Quotes:
"Sportwagon = homo-erotic wank-fest." - downingj

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:13 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 3184

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EF Falcon

Location: Townsville
QLD, Australia

LSD wrote:
At $1.30+ per litre I certainly wouldn't be in a hurry to waste whatever fuel was left in the tank...


Bloody tight a***!! As said, $70 / $80 of fuel is nothing compared to a rebuild.

 

_________________

Nicco's M112 Blown, T-56 equipped EF
forums/viewtopic.php?t=68319

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:12 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names