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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:44 pm 
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Because I'm a poor petrol sniffer...

Not really. My EA died with a tank full of petrol. Considering I'm already in debt from buying the new car, I'm trying to get the most out of the EA before it gets scrapped. What would the best method to getting the petrol out be? I don't care what damage is done to the car, so would just ramming a hose down the filler and syphoning it out with some sort of pump, then feeding it straight into the AU be the best way? Keep in mind, I don't have a 70 litre container to hold it all. I can't do anything surrounding under the hood either, since the exhaust is off. Would make it a million times more dangerous!


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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:50 pm 
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best way would be to attach a pipe to the pressure line, give the pump some grunt and pump away!

 

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:23 pm 
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Sure is. My EF donor car had a full to the brim tank when i bought it, i just got the return line from the rail off, attached a hose to it, dropped it into my EB's tank, and bridged the relay for the pump.

Half hour later the EB was full, the EF was empty.

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:41 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
best way would be to attach a pipe to the pressure line, give the pump some grunt and pump away!


I agree, best way since the petrol is being filtered as well :D

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 5:54 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I agree, best way since the petrol is being filtered as well :D

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I was going to say that, But i figured they'll end up using a garden hose and will end up being dirty again!

You could always attach a Z14K fuel filter to it!

 

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:25 pm 
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It's probably got a bung at the lowest point.

 

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Tanks are designed to be anti-syphon these days.

Removing the return line, and sending fuel to new car with the fuel pump is much nice.
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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:07 pm 
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Ask the local non reflective :P

 

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:10 pm 
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i sifened my mates car using a hose and my mouth it took me about to hours lol and it was pain full i had to open up the petrol tank to get it because it had a protector thing in the cap
when your sifering make sure you house end in th ebucket is lower than the petrol tank

 

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Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:17 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
phongus wrote:
I agree, best way since the petrol is being filtered as well :D

phong =P~



I was going to say that, But i figured they'll end up using a garden hose and will end up being dirty again!

You could always attach a Z14K fuel filter to it!


I was thinking they'd syphon it into a jerry can and then pour it into the other car...not efficient, but does the job. *shrugs*

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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:09 am 
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fnp you kill me man,that's the s**t.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:10 am 
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shoot a hole in the bottom of the lowest section of the tank... :lol: kidding!.. if its going to be scrapped.. drilla lil hole in the bottom of it.. will almost garrauntee every drop..

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:14 am 
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fnp wrote:
Ask the local non reflective :P


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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:00 am 
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As many of the others have said, use the fuel pump and lines, quicker, cleaner and safer.
Makes a lot of sense to use a high pressure pump that's all plumbed in and ready to go. Either remove the hose from the fuel rail and either lengthen it by joining another to it or remove it from the main fuel pipe and add a suitable length of fuel hose to it.
We use a shorter hose and fill an outboard fuel tank, then with the normal o/b hand [bubble] pump to start the siphon for the transfer into the next car.
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Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:03 am 
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so (as i understand) i attach a hose to the fuel pump or fuel return and fire her up? Might be a problem seeing as i don't have a battery in her right now.

Would drilling a hole in it work? Sounds like the easiest way to go and the car is definitely scrapped anyway.

 

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