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Water in gas tank

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by twotwo, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. twotwo

    twotwo Senior Member

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    Hey guys i have a problem.....my local gas station somehow got water in there fuel resevior and i pumped a full tank of this stuff.....so my question is how do i get all this gas out of my car???.....and will this harm anything on my motor??....thank you and have a nice day!!!
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yes is can harm the engine depending how much is there

    there is a drain plug on the tank

    go get a few gallons of GOOD gas

    then jack up the car and drain out the shit gas

    put the good gas in then go fill the tank the rest of the way .... maybe trow a little dry gas in there just to make sure its all gone
     
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    Water is heavier than gasoline. If you have a drain, that would be perfect, as most of the water would be removed first. If you pump/siphen it out, do so completely. Gas Dryer is an option, but like E said, it depends on the amount of water.

    Edit: If you don't wanna get :owned: then please use a non-electrical approved fuel transfer pump. Most of these are air powered diaphragm pumps.
     
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