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post #1 of 5 Old 27th February 2017, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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What would be the best way to remove old fuel from your tank? Would it be by removing the fuel pump and pumping it our from there? Or is there a better option?
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My guess would be to pull off the quick disconnect where the fuel rail meets the fuel line coming from the tank. Its in the engine bay on the driver side back of the motor. This would require you to have the fuel pump push the fuel out which would be at 80+ psi so not sure how you would go about "catching" it safely.

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My guess would be to pull off the quick disconnect where the fuel rail meets the fuel line coming from the tank. Its in the engine bay on the driver side back of the motor. This would require you to have the fuel pump push the fuel out which would be at 80+ psi so not sure how you would go about "catching" it safely.
Sounds easier than removing the fuel pump. I don't how I would catch the fuel safely either. Wish I could figure it out though, because I don't want to try to remove the fuel pump if I don't have to.
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Like I said, you should go ahead and do the fuel filter (opposite side of fuel pump), which gives you access to the tank and takes care of a maintenance item at the same time. There's a good DIY thread on it. I wouldn't risk pushing 3 year old fuel through anything other than a hose out of my tank.

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Like I said, you should go ahead and do the fuel filter (opposite side of fuel pump), which gives you access to the tank and takes care of a maintenance item at the same time. There's a good DIY thread on it.
I will go read through the thread and start with the fuel filter. Do you know if going through the fuel fliter hole if it will give me access to both sides of the tank?
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