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BOB KEMMLER JR posted 02-01-2002 10:17 AM ET (US)   Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR  
What is the best way to empty a built in gas tank completely? Is there a drain plug you can take out? I just bought a boat that has been sitting for 2 seasons with the same gas.Before startup this spring i want to get as much of the old gas out as possible.
where2 posted 02-01-2002 12:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Best way is to drop a manual pump hose down the filler neck, and pump it out. If you use the right pump, you can get it to siphon once you get the outlet below the level of the fuel (get extra hose). This also presumes it's on a trailer.

As for getting every drop, you never will. Tanks DO NOT have drains because that would just be another place to leak. But if you get MOST of it, and drop in some fuel conditioner and a new fuel filter (it does have an external filter/water separator right?) on the way to the engine, you should be good to go.

Most challenging thing is now how to get rid of many gallons of old gasoline w/o polluting the environment. I run mine through the lawn mower mixed with some good fuel. It's a Briggs & Stratton, it'll burn anything!

Whaler15 posted 02-02-2002 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler15  Send Email to Whaler15     
After you pump it out, you may want to put in some fresh gas, pump it out, put in some more fresh gas, pump it out, ....

Hopefully that will help to remove any loose particles remaining at the bottom.

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