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How to siphon gas?

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by jtozer, September 30, 2004.

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    1. jtozer

      jtozer New Member

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      Hi folks, I'd like to be able to siphon gas from the tank of my Explorer periodically for my gasoline powered toys. When I stick tubing through the filler hole, I reach resistance at about 3 ft I can not get past. Is there something preventing me from reaching the gas? Any idea how to easily access the gas in my tank?

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      -J.R.

      P.S. I don't plan to suck on the tube to get the gas - The tubing I got (at Walmart) has a hand squeeze bulb that will prime the siphon.
       
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    3. dman726749

      dman726749 Well-Known Member

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      there is a screen at teh end of the filler neck to prevent you from siphoning gas out...just buy a lettle red gas can and use that to put gas in for your toys.
       
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      I would assume its to prevent theft of gasoline.
       
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      Get a squeeze bulb (like on dads 15 hp johnson tiller outboard) That's how the punks stole my gas :mad:

      Yeah, if you can't get in there you can hook up a hose to the shrader valve on the fuel rail. It will take some time but the fuel pump does all the work.

      better yet, drive it like you stole it :burnout:
       
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      Mbrooks420 High Voltage.

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      Just buy a gas can, like Dman suggested.
       
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      Charlie's_93EB Cat 3 Hurricane Rated Elite Explorer

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      is the hose just a little bit bigger then a straw? if so i think i have the some one,...........throw it away!!!!! it would take 10mins for i gallon of gas :fire:
       

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