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#1 Old 07-01-2010, 09:01 PM
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What's the best way to drain the gas tank?

Finally found out what was wrong with my truck, someone put sugar in my gas tank. Unfortunately, the tank is full. Should I hand-pump a hose through the filler neck or use the fuel pump to pump out most of it?
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#2 Old 07-02-2010, 05:58 AM
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By no means would I pump that shit through a pump, if it was me and I was sure that I had sugar in there I would drop the tank and thouroughly clean it out. Just my 2 cents.
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Honestly, once you get it down, a radiator shop will flush the tank for you but seriously. I took a hose at the filler neck to drain mine. I would take an extra electric pump and push the fuel from the front to the back in the lines. Just put a gas can in the front and flush it to the back so the junk in the lines will come out the back. I had someone do that before so thats why I know to do that. I hate those guys! They are just jealous that you have a nicer vehicle than them! Good luck!
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Honestly, once you get it down, a radiator shop will flush the tank for you but seriously. I took a hose at the filler neck to drain mine. I would take an extra electric pump and push the fuel from the front to the back in the lines. Just put a gas can in the front and flush it to the back so the junk in the lines will come out the back. I had someone do that before so thats why I know to do that. I hate those guys! They are just jealous that you have a nicer vehicle than them! Good luck!
this is where a locking fuel cap would come in to play

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Thank you for making up my mind about buying a non-locking fuel cap.
I'll stick with what I've got
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i would remove the tank to make sure it's really clean. then i'd buy a locking cap. then i'd give somebody an ass kicking they will remember
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