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Old 05-03-2004, 09:55 AM
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I want to drain the rest of the tank on the Sonic. Anyone know where I can pick up a relatively inexpensive but worthwhile pump that is safe for pumping fuel?

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I want to drain the rest of the tank on the Sonic.
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The drill pump itself is OK for fuel. It's the sparks generated by the drill you have to worry about. You dont want to make a flame thrower!
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BTW, I've got a $30 carter electric fuel pump for jobs like that. Most auto parts stores will have them.
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For transport... to lighten the load a bit.



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I have used the drill pumps successfully. They do take a while though.
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I wouldn't worry about it.
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ROFLMAO!
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:31 AM
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I bought one of those siphon tubes that has a check ball in it. You shake the tube ( ya, it looks like your wackin it) it it gets the siphon started. I had to drain 100 gallons of old fuel when my boat was in extended storage. I had all the neighbors show up with their lawn mower gas cans and they were all appreciative. Its a good size hose and works well. Nice to have around and you don't need an outlet if you ever need a few gallons out of the tank for your own mower. I pull the sending unit and go straight into the tank.
 
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By the way, at 6 pounds a gallon is it really worth the effort. What are you towing with and how much?
 
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