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Old 11-24-2002, 05:28 PM
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Default Draining fuel tank

Hi guys

I know i saw this post b4 but i cant seem to find it. So i had to asked this question again, hope its not a bother. After i finish with my car, do i have to completely drain my car of the fuel from the fuel tank. How do i go about doing that?

Any advice. Thanks a lot

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Old 11-24-2002, 05:52 PM
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Default Fuel tank draining

Just turn the Car/Truck upside down and drain out the remaining fuel. (in an enviromentaly safe location) I wouldn't return the fuel from the tank to the main container as you risk contaminating the fresh fuel. Pull the fuel pressure line from the pipe and stick inside the tank to let the tank dry out.

Don't forget to put after run oil in the engine when your done draining the fuel.
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Old 11-24-2002, 07:10 PM
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Thanks for the info, after i put the run in oil do i have to start the engine to let the run-in oil into engine?

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Old 11-24-2002, 11:01 PM
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Default After run oil

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No, just turn the engine over several times with the pullstart or a few seconds with a starter box, whichever you have.

The BEST place to put the oil is in the carb opening. Clean around the base of the filter and carb BEFORE removing the filter to keep any dirt from falling inside the engine. Put 5-8 drops in the carb and 2-3 drops into the glow plug hole. If you have a starter box you can skip the oil in the glow plug hole. The starter box will spin the engine over fast enough to bring the oil into the cylinder.
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You r an ace popracer

Thanks for those valuable information

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if u have a fuel bottle u could also squeeze it and let it suck all the fuel out of the tank
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Old 12-02-2002, 10:29 AM
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Default Saving old fuel.

If you want/need to save the old fuel this is fine. But still dump the excess out of the tank after drawing out the remaining fuel in the tank. DO NOT return any fuel from the tank to your main fuel jug. This can ruin your entire jug of fuel over time.
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