Is there a way to siphon out the gas vs taking off the tank?

bassett1
0

Asked by bassett1 Jun 29, 2014 at 01:41 PM about the 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've got a tank full of bad gas and would rather siphon it out but cant seem to get hose in far enough to get to the gas. The only option I have left is to take off the tank and drain.

2 Answers

dandyoun
72,925

I use an air compressor hose to do this. It is smaller and stiffer than a regular garden hose. I have also used small vacuum hose before. Takes longer but easier than dropping a tank in my opinion. Also might try rolling the hose as you insert it. This helps to hop over small lips in the filler neck. Have also removed a filler neck before and inserted hose right into top of tank.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Norm Davis
3,075

Lazy way: Disconnect the fuel line at the injector rail, connect a gas hose to the line, drop the other end in a tank. Turn the key on - the pump will empty the tank in about 30 minutes. Faster way is to drop the fuel supply line off the tank, get a siphon going, and the tank should drain in about 3 minutes.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • How to remove gas from 84 fiero? 6 answers

    How do I remove fuel from the tank of an 84 fiero se without dropping the tank? I've heard about connecting a hose near the fuel pump, and I've also heard siphoning, but i can't get a hose deep en...

    1984 Pontiac Fiero SE or Indy

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car doesn't stay running 13 answers

    I have a 4-cyl pontiac fiero se. It's been sitting for about 7 years. when I first started to work on it, it wouldn't run. I took the carb apart, cleaned all the parts, soaked the injector, and pu...

    1984 Pontiac Fiero SE or Indy

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuel pump runs continuos after shutting engine off 1 answer

    Pontiac Fiero

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Flushing and cleaning a tank

    What's the best way to flush and clean a gas tank that's been sitting for 8 years with 5 gallons of gas in it?

    1984 Pontiac Fiero SE or Indy

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to Remove Fuel from Gas Tank 1 answer

    I have a 1999 Trans Am that has been sitting with about an 1/8 of a tank of gas in it for several years. We occasionally start the car and run it in place for a few minutes. What is the best way to ...

    1999 Pontiac Trans Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Fiero Questions

Pontiac Fiero Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 170
#2 Andrew Welsh
Andrew Welsh
Reputation 150
#3 THORNY68
THORNY68
Reputation 130
View All