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How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby madasamonkey » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:38 pm

Hi I've just blown the engine up on my MK7 and am having to scrap the van, How can I get the diesel easily out of the tank as its 3/4 full. Tried syphoning no joy even with a 45 deg cut on the pipe that someone told me to try.

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PS anyone got a MK7 MWB High Roof for sale? I'm based in Hull
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby ned » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:32 pm

Crawl underneath and pull the rubber fuel pipe off from the filler and drain it into a container. N
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby v8dave » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:28 pm

Use a pump to Syphon it out through the fuel filter or get under ether and drill a hole in the tank.
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby Altransit » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:36 pm

v8dave wrote:Use a pump to Syphon it out through the fuel filter

x2, that's the easiest and cleanest way to do it :)
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby ned » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:54 pm

Altransit wrote:
v8dave wrote:Use a pump to Syphon it out through the fuel filter

x2, that's the easiest and cleanest way to do it :)


Where's the fun in that :lol: N
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby garnhamr » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:04 pm

i use thin tube, about 1/3 of the size of hose pipe through the filler cap
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby ned » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:12 pm

Or why not just remove the tank from the van :D N
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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby knobby1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:48 am

This should work. :mrgreen: .:

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Re: How to syphon get diesel out of tank

Postby madasamonkey » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:01 am

Many thanks will try again this evening
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