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post #1 of 8 Old 06-01-2007, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to drain gas tank

As the title says. I need to drain some gas out of my durango.Took longer to put back together after accident than I wanted -winter sucks.Now it has been sitting with 3/4 tank of gas for 16 months.Other long story is that my son was helping me and we had a falling out.Turns out he did not put stabil in it like he said he did. I got a siphon from the autoparts store but a friend of his tried to do that last fall and could not get it to thread down into the tank. Is there some trick to this? I think by now the gas would be really bad. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Remove the fuel inlet hose from tank and feed in your siphon hose there. If you had help you could remove the bed bolts and slide the bed back. Or you could jump the fuel pump relay and disconect the fuel supply line and lengthen it to reach a container to hold the bad fuel. GOOD LUCK!

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Sorry it is a durango. Should have specified that. I was looking in my fsm and was thinking the same thing. Thanks for the input.
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Is this a common problem in our vehicles?That is, not being able to siphon gas tank from the filler door tube? Byproduct of the earlier gas age when there was an embargo and we all stood in line on our assigned days? Or fuel line not straight enough. Just wondering. Anyone else tried to drain gas from the door tube. would be easier for me. Sorry I am not that car savvy yet.Other than oil changes. But I am learning. Have put the bumpers. lights,radiator,fan shroud,horns and all back together by myself. And by the way, I am a 50 y/o female so please do not flame me yet. All help appreciated.
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There is what is called a "ROLLOVER VALVE" in the inlet hose. It is there to keep the tank from draining in the case of a rollover. All cars have these now.
And I did read this is a Durango you are working on but I have always had Dakotas and now have a Durango! It was a brainfart on my part!

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I found the best way to drain my tank is just drive. LOL But on how do do it anyother way I dunno how.

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Never mind. Boy Am i upset. Went out to the car to look for the hoses. My tank and pump are not even on the car! Body shop ripped me off. I am sooo pissed need to call insurance co. probably too long and late now. I am soo upset.
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Anyone done an aftermarket out of tank fuel pump like on the jeeps?
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