I put the wrong sort of gasoline in my gas tank and I need a quick and easy
way to get it out again.
I was thinking of trying to stick a length of garden hose into the tank and
siphoning the gas out, but I am afraid that garden hose will be too bulky
and unweildy. Are there hoses available that are less conspicuous?
What is the best sort of container for carrying gasoline? The bright red
gas cans won't do, and I need something larger than a gallon, preferably
something that is easily portable.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
if its a late model vehicle you cant easily get the fuel out. they are
designed to be anti siphon
you will have to drop the tank and clean it out.........
what did you put in by mistake? if its say the wrong grade fill the
tank with normnal fuel, sometimes the solution to pollution is
or disconnect the gas line near the engine and have the fuel pump
likely in tank empty it out
I'd bet that if you disconnect the gas line going to the fuel pump that
gas will then flow out of that line. You don't say how big your gas tank is
but 5 gal. gas cans are sold in most auto parts stores.
Take the car to any well equipped repair shop and have the techs do
the job. They will use an appliance called a 'Gas Buggy' which has its
own pump,and storage. Bring a container if you want to keep the fuel.
Otherwise, let the techs have it as a tip.
Happened to a friend of mine. He lent a car to his son (not a teen). His
son while returning it stopped a couple of blocke from my friend's house and
filled the tank. With Diesal. My friend had to tow the car to a mechanic who
worked on it for about 1/2 hr. before he noticed that the "gas" did not
in that case,not only the tank must be emptied,but the fuel filter(s)
replaced,lines,injectors and rail emptied and cleaned.It also may have
damaged the fuel gauge sending unit in the tank.(Shell Oil had to pay out
for replacing a lot of those because they put diesel into several gas
stations underground fuel tanks.
A job for a mechanic.
That was probably many years ago. The filler nozzle of a diesel pump will
not fit into the neck of a gas car today.
Early 1950's my father used to get his gas from the company tank. One day a
delivering driver dumped a tanker of diesel into the gas tank. He was able
to keep going with only two filter cleanings (bronze filters back then) and
diluting with more gas.
I forget if it was during the depression or around WWII, but my dad told
me that when gasoline was rationed, he would run a 50/50
gasoline/kerosene mix in his car. Didn't run too, too bad, but smoked
like all hell and the spark plugs tended to get fouled fast.
Yes and those Fordson tractors. Started on gasoline; engine warmed up
then changed changed over to kerosene.
Tractor had a double tank above the engine with a changeover valve.
Also one time ran out of gas mowing the lawn with a 3.5HP Briggs and
Stratton; ran out of gas, grabbed the nearest can which happened to
have kerosene in it and refilled mower tank. Mower restarted no
problem, being warm, I guess, and while it smoked a bit engine ran
fine to finish mowing.
IIRC never bothered to drain out any remaining kerosene; just filled
up with new gas and next time mower ran fine.
That mower lasted for many, many years after that.
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