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Old 03-30-2017, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question Emptying Gas Tank

I have a 1974 Scout II on which I'm planning to do some body work, so I'd like to disconnect and drop the fuel tank. To do that, I'd like to first drain the tank. This seems like a simple task, but I'm a bit stuck.

is there a 101-level set of instructions somewhere or video on how to safely drain a Scout II fuel tank?

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Old 03-30-2017, 10:16 AM   #2
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The second time I had to drain mine, I bought a cheapo inline electric fuel pump and just stuck a small hose down in from the filler neck.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:05 PM   #3
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I did about the same thing to, cheep fuel pump, power off the battery, and I hooked in to the fuel line at the carb and pumped it about dry
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the second time I had to drain mine, I bought a cheapo inline electric fuel pump and just stuck a small hose down in from the filler neck.
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I did about the same thing to, cheep fuel pump, power off the battery, and I hooked in to the fuel line at the carb and pumped it about dry
I was going to reply with the same advice. A cheap electric fuel pump works great and afterwards you won't have dragon breath from sucking on a fuel hose.
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:24 AM   #5
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As a firefighter who has personally had static electricity ignite fuel while being pumped, I'd suggest just leaving it in the tank and raising and lowering the tank with a floor jack. Grounding and conductive hoses is a big deal when pumping fuel.

However if you do choose to siphon the gas a good trick is to use a second short fat hose (1/2 or 5/8ths). Insert both hoses in the tank and seal the neck with a rag. Then blow in the short hose to pressurize the tank and start the siphon.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:18 AM   #6
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I was going to reply with the same advice. A cheap electric fuel pump works great and afterwards you won't have dragon breath from sucking on a fuel hose.
Lol, thats a good 1 Jeff !
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:20 AM   #7
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as a firefighter who has personally had static electricity ignite fuel while being pumped, I'd suggest just leaving it in the tank and raising and lowering the tank with a floor jack. Grounding and conductive hoses is a big deal when pumping fuel.

However if you do choose to siphon the gas a good trick is to use a second short fat hose (1/2 or 5/8ths). Insert both hoses in the tank and seal the neck with a rag. Then blow in the short hose to pressurize the tank and start the siphon.
Yup it works to ! If you get the neck sealed.gorilla tape !
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Thanks all!
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