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Old 08-27-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Whats the best way to drain the gas tank. I dont want to drop the tank if i can keep from it . Tried to just siphon it out but there must b a block in the tank to keep someone from stealin the gas.
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Re: Bad Gas

yes there is a ball like block at the bottom of the filler,,sometimes you can use a small hard plastic line,,about 1/4 in diameter,,might get around the block,,and get to the tank
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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Really? Noone else has ne ideas.

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yes there is a ball like block at the bottom of the filler,,sometimes you can use a small hard plastic line,,about 1/4 in diameter,,might get around the block,,and get to the tank
Yeah i went to the hardware store and bought a smaller stiffer tube but no luck. Thanks though
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Re: Bad Gas

You can disconnect your fuel line using the proper line disconnect tool then manually trigger your fuel pump using jumper wires on the relay.

You can disconnect your fuel lines at the fuel filter and siphon it out that way. I think you'd still need the fuel pump on though.

Whats wrong with the gas?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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You can disconnect your fuel line using the proper line disconnect tool then manually trigger your fuel pump using jumper wires on the relay.

You can disconnect your fuel lines at the fuel filter and siphon it out that way. I think you'd still need the fuel pump on though.

Whats wrong with the gas?
Turning the key on wouldnt start the fuel pump?

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Turning the key on wouldnt start the fuel pump?
Thought about doin that but didnt have the proper tool. Its the same type u use to disconnect the a/c isnt it

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You can disconnect your fuel line using the proper line disconnect tool then manually trigger your fuel pump using jumper wires on the relay.

You can disconnect your fuel lines at the fuel filter and siphon it out that way. I think you'd still need the fuel pump on though.

Whats wrong with the gas?
Im not sure if the gas is the problem, but my car is tuned for 92octane and without thinking and bn told by someone that was good gas, i put 90octane , i cant remember if it contained ethanol.or it didnt but it was a special type.of fuel. The car ran fine until i put that n the tank. Coincidence or not idk. Now it wont hardly idle and has black smoke out the tailpipe
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Re: Bad Gas

well you're running rich big time if it's black smoking...the gas might be part of it, but i'd consider other things as well
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Im not sure if the gas is the problem, but my car is tuned for 92octane and without thinking and bn told by someone that was good gas, i put 90octane , i cant remember if it contained ethanol.or it didnt but it was a special type.of fuel. The car ran fine until i put that n the tank. Coincidence or not idk. Now it wont hardly idle and has black smoke out the tailpipe
well in normal cases a tune with the timing retarded would stop and problems from using a lower octane gas, but i know the supercoupes are suppose to run on 91 or better from the factory so yeah drain it..

the trick with the key only works shortly to trigger the pump to prime the rail until the car is started, but with the regulator constantly reading no pressure it might continue pumping the fuel until it's empty, not sure on that though, worth a shot if not do like mike said and trick it with an alternate power source
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well in normal cases a tune with the timing retarded would stop and problems from using a lower octane gas, but i know the supercoupes are suppose to run on 91 or better from the factory so yeah drain it..

the trick with the key only works shortly to trigger the pump to prime the rail until the car is started, but with the regulator constantly reading no pressure it might continue pumping the fuel until it's empty, not sure on that though, worth a shot if not do like mike said and trick it with an alternate power source
Such as... Not sure how to do that.

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well you're running rich big time if it's black smoking...the gas might be part of it, but i'd consider other things as well
Yeah so far ive changed the camshaft sensor. Made no difference. Do u have suggestions on what i should do next.
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Drop the tank. Its like 3 bolts.
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Drop the tank. Its like 3 bolts.
Thats lookin like my only option. The fan relay is part of the ccrm and looks like trouble if i go missing with that. Think i can loosen straps on the tank enuff so i can get the filler neck out and access the tank that way. Man i hope thats the problem. Ive really had a time with this car.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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Re: Bad Gas

There's another way.
Remove the schrader valve on the fuel rail, hook a hose to it and direct it to a gas jug, then jumper the power wire coming from your inertia switch in the rear of the car to the fuel pump. Just add 12 volts to the proper wire and it'll come on and drain your tank.
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