Fuel tank draining!!

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Fuel tank draining!!

Post by ed4ferrets » Thu May 11, 2006 6:53 pm

Any pointers please on effectively draining fuel from BX tanks (my own naturally :shock:) prior to disposal, 1xpetrol & 1x diesel?
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Post by Kitch » Thu May 11, 2006 7:00 pm

If it has an electric in-line pump, hook a 12v battery up and take the injector rail pipe of and let it hang into a bucket!

Worked for me!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu May 11, 2006 7:12 pm

similar, remove fuel return line under bonnet, plug in little tyre compressor using airbed adaptor, remove fuel feed line, extend to fit in can, switch on (make sure filler cap is closed)
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Post by DavidRutherford » Thu May 11, 2006 7:40 pm

But.

Pumping the tank out will leave about 10 litres that you can't get at. I've removed a fair number of fuel tanks now, having first pumped them out, and there's always around 10 litres left in them.

If you're going to scrap the car, then I would say it's worth the effort to remove the tank and pour it out. After all, that's £20 worth of fuel in both cars.
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Post by ed4ferrets » Thu May 11, 2006 7:51 pm

Actually considering the escalating price of fuel perhaps I should just leave them be to increase in value ....... I'm off to convince 'er indoors of my wise decision :lol:
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by Kitch » Thu May 11, 2006 9:57 pm

DavidRutherford wrote:But.

Pumping the tank out will leave about 10 litres that you can't get at. I've removed a fair number of fuel tanks now, having first pumped them out, and there's always around 10 litres left in them.

If you're going to scrap the car, then I would say it's worth the effort to remove the tank and pour it out. After all, that's £20 worth of fuel in both cars.
I forgot to mention to pull the filler neck pipe off and claim the rest! :P

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Post by Vanny » Thu May 11, 2006 10:55 pm

big nail, bigger hammer?

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu May 11, 2006 10:59 pm

Yeah,Whack it,as my daughter says :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by richard » Fri May 12, 2006 11:36 am

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Post by cavmad » Fri May 12, 2006 12:40 pm

I just get the car on the back of the truck, pull off the fuel line retaining clips then when I have a nice long piece of pipe to play with I snip it and have empty fuel cans at the ready.
I also believe that by removing the bung under the rear seat (as someone has suggested) and using a windscreen washer pump wired up to a battery can do the job.
I`m always a bit wary of things like this though where petrol is concerned: I`m not overly happy with having a spark inducing device (battery) close to an open fuel source and also as running liquid can cause static unless earthed I`m not convinced it`s entirely safe. Is it worth risking life or limb for a couple of quids worth of fuel?
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Post by richard » Fri May 12, 2006 1:25 pm

No way would I use something like a washer pump! That is almost suicidal!!!!

I got a hand pump designed for the purpose.

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Post by DavidRutherford » Fri May 12, 2006 2:15 pm

Indeed. A washer pump is asking for trouble.

A fuel pump from a petrol injection car on the other hand works very well indeed.
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Post by ed4ferrets » Fri May 12, 2006 8:05 pm

Thanks for all the info lads, one way or another I should get all the juice out :lol:
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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