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[How to:] Siphon fuel using factory fuel pump with no FUSS and no MUSS!

 
Old 03-14-2013, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for info, living in Florida, and when hurricanes hit us, gas is needed to run generators when the power goes out. Now I have extra gas, when needed.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:25 PM
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"Every components has an defined life cycle, thus each time it is energized, it takes that much life out of the component. I would much prefer not having to change out my fuel pump before its time due to unnecessary useage."

What is the difference between using this method which energizes the fuel pump for 2-3 minutes vs a 2-4 minute drive down to the mini-mart? Isn't the fuel pump energized the same amount of time or does this method somehow put more strain on your fuel pump? Any way you look at it, 2 minutes isn't all that long of a time compared to the life cycle of a stock LS3/ LS7 pump.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:54 AM
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[QUOTE=victorf;1583032940]Excellent point HOXXOH on the cautionary measures.

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Motorhead-47 did an excellent write up on tank removal/reinstall in recent pass - which deviated from FSM's lengthy process. I have dropped a few tanks in decades of working on car's fuel system but they were much easier than C6.

Where can I find or how do I get a copy of Motorhead's DIY write up??? I have to pull the passenger side tank from an automatic Grand Sport. Not a lot of room to work with.

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Old 12-19-2013, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for tip!
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Might not be a good idea with the relay in the same compartment with the fuel. If the line comes lose and there is a spark there will be a fire. Do it outside the garage and save the house.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:23 AM
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Thanks, I didnt know how to get around the automatic shut off. I know someone who was badly burned in a crash back before they had them on the cars.
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by 07MontRedcp View Post
I hear what you are saying. I also have my phobias about jamming a round wire into a socket designed for a blade prong. I would be worried about spreading the contacts to much and reducing the tension that is applied to the relay blades. But that's just me and my forty years experience as an electronics tech.

Thanks for the time you spent to put together this DIY.

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Sounds like you took a hole bunch of cars off the street.
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Originally Posted by Joe_G View Post
Tom, that's how I do it, but it's tricky to get the siphon hose past the "anti siphon" device in the tank. I tried to walk Justin through it but his hose was too flexible to get past. My clear hose is older, and stiff enough to get past the restriction with just a little fiddling.

omg that statement, while accurate, is full of innuendo. I can't think of a better way to say it however.
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I have spare relays.. Think I'll crack one open and wire a switch to it.. I need to pump out all the UNKNOWN fuel in my 07.....( Theft Recovery )
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Good info
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Wish I had searched this forum last year. Filled up 3 cars with fuel in anticipation of hurricane Irma. The only one we could siphon from was moms 2000 Mercury Marquis as it was old enough not to have an anti siphoning device in it. Had to run a gas generator for about a week and gas was scarce. I'm going to get the supplies together ahead of time for the next hurricane!
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