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Old 09-30-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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How to siphon gas?

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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Old 09-30-2004, 09:43 PM   #2
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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?

Thanks,
-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.
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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Old 09-30-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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I would assume its to prevent theft of gasoline.




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Old 10-01-2004, 01:12 AM   #4
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Get a squeeze bulb (like on dads 15 hp johnson tiller outboard) That's how the punks stole my gas

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




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Old 10-01-2004, 05:00 AM   #5
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Just buy a gas can, like Dman suggested.




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Old 10-01-2004, 11:42 AM   #6
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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.
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




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