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how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Hiya guys just a quick one for you

Last week I managed to write off my other halfs punto in the ice I've smashed the ecu to pieces along with the battery and the gearbox

Unfortunatly a few hours before I put half a tank of petrol in, I want to empty the tank without drilling the tank, preferably by putting a set of jump leads to the battery terminals and maybe a positive wire to the pump itself ???

Does anyone have any better ideas or can anyone point me in the right direction to which wires on the pump to put the positive to

Cheers guys any other ideas would be great

I'm breaking the rest of the car also its in the classifieds gimme a pm if need be

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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Ouch. Where you do that

The pump prime still when the ignition is turned on

If so the injector rail has a quick release pipe entering it, disconnect that and bung a hose onto it and into a bucket / Gerry can
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Sorry has to be done :P
hope ur ok though


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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Lmao cheers jamie @ most easterly pandas the battery was smashed to pieces on the rocker cover along with the ecu so there is no power to anything anywhere

Would the old syphon trick work without any power ?? I was thinking ease of removal so a direct +tive to the seemed a good idea obviously connected at the fuel pump before the live is connected


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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

You planning on removing the tank anyway if stripping the car? If so I'd drop the tank and just poor it into a can. Done that with a Panda before now
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Yea I am thinking of stripping it if there's enough interest but its not very stable on a jack and stands as I found out the other day when cutting the cat out, also its sat on the side of the road half on a path half on a road so didn't really want to be crawling around under it, I need to get it empty as I plan on weighing it in on monday

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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

I'd just siphon it. If it makes it easier, pull out the fuel pump and siphon from there.
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

That sounds like a plan
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Syphin is easiest way mate....or borrow a gearbox oil pump from a garage and suck it all out
Then fill the tank with water and weigh it in and hope you don't get shot hahaha
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Lol scrap is 180 a tonne at the moment here so even if I get that its something towards her next car they take all your details aswell now so water in that tank (although I've filled a boot up with rubble before )would get me in a whole load of hassle lol

Hopefully ill. Some bits but if not at least ill have some nice new front seats for my sei and a full tank of petrol lol

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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

safest way is to remove fuel pump from under the seats
wire up a proper long lead to the pump side cables using the cut lead with connector on
get the front to back petrol pipe off the car underneath by vandalism
put this into donor car
put pump back into smashed car loosely
with long lead connected to a battery so no sparks
just let it pump
will take about 10 minutes tops

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ps an old pump off something like a escort xr3i is better and safer (ive had mine donkey years)
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

what i used to do to empty fuel tanks is get a faccet fuel pump (carburettor) or injection it dosent really matter as long as its a external fuel pump

connect one pipe to the fuel feed on the pump and another pipe to the pump and then to a gerry can then used a battery charger to pump it out (my boss put diesel in a petrol freelander) lol
you dont need to remove the pump in the tank if you got a external pump
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

When ever I scrap a car that still has fuel in it I jack the back end up, hit the tank with a sharp pickaxe (plastic tank only!) and put a bucket under. Simples.
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Re: how to empty a crashed mk2a fuel tank ??

Well I done I done it the hard way lmao two big mouthfuls of petrol and a few gerry cans later and its empty lol pump is stil in gd condition and I didn't blow myself away lol anyone need a fuel pump??? Lol cheers for the replys guys car is goin to the metal yard monday (if all goes well) let me know if you need any parts my mobile number is in the classified add all parts open to offers and going for pennys

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