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Draining gas from tank

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rampage, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. rampage

    rampage 1/2 ton status

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    I need to drain a few gallons of gas out of my tank so I can use it elsewhere. I don't have any way to carry gas outside my K5 and carrying it inside is definitely out of the question. So I was wondering how safe it would be to disconnect the fuel line at the filter, connect a hose to the line and feed that into a can. Then, using the electric fuel pump, turn the ignition to auxilary and let the fuel pump fill the can. Is there any reason why this wouldn't work or might be dangerous?
     
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    just my 2 cents go to parts store and get a hand pump and stick it in the tank thru the cap and pump out what you need
     
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    I once added a "T" fitting with a valve to my fuel line so I could easily pump fuel out into anything. I never had a problem but I was always worried about it leaking. It did help out on several occasions when 3-wheeling and when I found people out of gas. Everyone thought it was really cool to just pull up there, drop a piece of 3/8" hose into their vehicle, and pump over a few gallons to get them going.

    Your suggestion should be ok, I can't think of why not. It's just going to be messy.

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  4. rampage

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    I thought about that, but I think there is a screen or some other device in the filler tube to prevent theives from siphoning gas out of the tanks.
     
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    Now there's a thought! That would be handy since I might be doing this more than once. I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip [​IMG]
     
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    See I learn evey time I open my mouth can someone tell me if that it true (if there is a screen in the filler tube ) I was going to get a hand pump and keep it in my goddie box for that reason thanks for the info in advance...
     

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