To drain the tank, utilize the fuel pump. To make the pump run all the time, remove the fuel pump relay and jumper it (bypass). On the 3.5L, the relay is positioned in the battery junction box.
Open the fuel door
This is the most straightforward phase. It’s rather simple to open the fuel door using brute force, even if you don’t know how to pick a lock. A crowbar or the claw on the back of a hammer can be used.
Use screwdriver to push aside flap over filler pipe
Almost all fuel pipes are protected by a little metal flap. The flap allows you to put a hose in, but it will jam if you try to take it out. All you need is a long, slender instrument like a screwdriver to get around this. Push the flap aside with the screwdriver and hold it open.
Siphon the gas
Connect the siphon pipe to the tank and the fuel canister with the other end. Because siphons are one-way systems, be sure the right side of the hose goes into the tank. When you squeeze the valve, the gas will be suctioned from the tank and into your canister.
*Don’t rely on the old approach of sucking gas through your mouth!
The danger of swallowing gasoline is simply too severe.
The job will be much easier if you use a squeeze-bulb type siphon.
But waitthe car has an anti-siphon valve!
Unless you’re trying to siphon gas from an extremely old vehicle, there’s a good probability it’s equipped with an anti-siphon mechanism. If you wish to get petrol out of the tank, you’ll have to skip this step.
On a Ford Transit, where is the funnel?
Registered. The funnel is situated in the “under seat storage compartment,” according to the instructions for my ’17 350HD High Roof Extended.
What does it imply when there’s water in the gasoline drain filter?
Simply simply, a clogged and dirty fuel filter will degrade the performance of your engine. Water builds up in the fuel filter, preventing it from separating the harmful particles in your fuel. These particles will accumulate in your fuel system and engine, causing them to fail.
The easiest method to resolve this issue is to ensure that this part is replaced when needed. Skipping this item’s routine maintenance can result in a lot greater harm to the overall fuel system.
Corrosion of the housing will occur if water in the water separator is not drained. This corrosion will spread throughout your gasoline system, including your engine.
When the “Water in Fuel” light illuminates, drain the water and replace the secondary fuel filter on a regular basis. You can prevent damage to the housing by changing the secondary fuel filter.
Water is now streaming into your fuel system due to a full water separator. Corrosion occurs throughout the system, including the internal transfer pump, as a result of this water. This pump will rust and will no longer be protected by the manufacturer’s warranty.
A rusted transfer pump will not perform as well as it should to keep your gasoline system running smoothly. In the long run, this will result in significant engine failure and a slew of expensive repairs. (Read this blog post to learn more about diesel failures.)
Is it possible to damage your car by siphoning gas?
When I originally started looking into it, I assumed it was about a stolen tank of gas, but it quickly became clear that there was much more at stake.
Gas crimes are occurring around the country.
Thieves have figured out that siphoning gas is profitable. A quick search of local police agencies yielded only a few reports, but one auto mechanic is hearing a lot about it.
“As fuel prices rise, we notice an increase in fuel theft in Danville and around the Contra Costa area,” said “Bear” Matoza, owner of the Danville Automotive and Hardware business.
Customers visit the store in order to purchase locking gas caps. Sales have increased by a factor of two. Locking caps protect the car as well as the gasoline because siphoning can cause serious damage.
“You can’t get the hose out of a car with a hose going into the gasoline tank because of the damage it causes. A one-way valve is present. So, once you’ve pushed it in, you’ll need a mechanic to remove the hose “Matoza said.
Because the outside of the automobile, as well as the inside of the gas tank, might be damaged, body shops are seeing an increase in business.
“I live in the city, so I was walking to my car, putting my laptop in the trunk, and that’s when I observed someone trying to break in,” Kai Kuusik of San Francisco explained.
Kuusik’s car’s gas cap lid won’t stay shut, and there’s a dent from the burglar prying his way in.
“I recently got a $1,600 estimate, which is much more upsetting,” Kuusik added.
It’s a lot of money for such a minor theft, but Alex Astts of Autobahn Collision Center says there’s still a lot of work to be done.
When asked if customers would be surprised to receive a large repair estimate, Astts answered, “Yes, and they become enraged. They believe I’m attempting to take advantage of them, yet the estimate is based on the car’s damage. The estimate isn’t written by me. It is exactly the harm that that individual causes.”
According to Astts, he’s only seen a couple of cars damaged by siphoning so far, but with rising gas prices, he expects to see more in the future, which takes us back to prevention.
“We’ll switch to these locking gas caps as things worsen. They won’t be able to spin this gas cap out once you lock it, because the bottom rotates freely “Matoza said.
A locking gas cap can cost anywhere from $15 to $50, depending on the vehicle.
How can I get rid of the incorrect fuel in my car?
So you’re in luck if you realize you’ve put the wrong fuel in your car before starting it. The following is what you should do:
- Avoid placing your key in the ignition and leave your engine switched off.
- Inform the workers at the gas station of the situation.
- Place the vehicle in neutral.
- Drive the car to a safe location.
- Drain and purge your gasoline system by calling breakdown cover or RAC Fuel Patrol.
- As quickly as possible, contact your insurance carrier.