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Need to empty tank of bad gas

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by upgrayedd, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Jan 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    upgrayedd

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    04 tacoma, 5VZ. I was curious if anyone can help me. I was looking for info on how to jumper the fuel tank relay to empty the tank. I have the EWD & FSM books for my year.
    I have the in-line fuel filter removed and one end of a hose connected to the fuel line coming from the in-tank pump, the other end of hose is in a bucket.
    In the FSM is mentions a ten second max test to jumper the pump to check operation. The location is under the rear LH seat.
    I've also heard jumpering of the EFI relay to operate the pump.

    Anyone set me straight on the best way to accomplish this?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 15, 2016 at 8:57 PM
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    Why not just pull the bed off, remove the pump, pump out old gas, reassemble put new gas in and call it good.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    whats wrong with the fuel?
     
  4. Jan 15, 2016 at 9:12 PM
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    How about I just drill a hole in the tank, let it drain and jbweld that sheet back up! Come on dude?! I have a broken tibia atm. I'm not pulling off the bed.

    Welp, it's just rolling around about the two and a half years old mark. I figure it might be bad.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM
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    Well, Dude. Being a ass will get you little help. You didn't mention that little detail in your post. Good luck. Adjust your attitude it you want help.
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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    Just run the engine to burn off the gas, won't hurt anything.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2016 at 9:27 PM
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    Well, we're all smart guys right? "No point throwing away our hammers because there's a few rocks laying around". Sorry bro, didn't mean to offend.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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    Yeah, you can just run the old fuel. put some fresh gas in it with some octane booster for better results

    I was rebuilding a bug that had been sitting for 3 years. Put the gas that was in the tank into a fuel container. My nephew put it all in his 01 taco cause he was short on cash. Drove right off like it was nothing.....
     
  9. Jan 15, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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    You ain't Ben from the Steelers. Broken tibia? Get a job you lamer. Get the woman to make a sammich for you and get to work!!
     
  10. Jan 15, 2016 at 10:51 PM
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    Yes sir
    Toss a match in the tank :bananadead:
     
  11. Jan 15, 2016 at 11:11 PM
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    Well well well. I see the trolls are out. Slow night? Might want to throw out another fly on tinder to suck up your lonely time?

    I know it's probably okay to run the gas. But it's not an option. I'll leave it at that. I'm tracing the ewd. I'll report back to save anyone interested the time.
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2016 at 2:00 AM
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    Myself I have one of those air operated fluid extractors works just fine when I had to use it for this.

    No electric no sparks no mess

    Me Being a Troll you most likely should not think about this idea .
     
  13. Jan 16, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    This method is effective and faster.

    4 out of 5 mechanics recommend using this method.
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    I need to drain the fuel tank (have bad gas)
    is there not an easy way to siphon the gas out? my hose won't go down the filler tube, I unhooked the filler tube to where is connects the flexible hose and I can't get my siphon hose into the tank, it's 'blocked' at the entry to the tank. what up? taking the bed off etc is a massive job, there;'s got to be an easier way
    any ideas?
     
  15. Jul 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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    yep, just top it off with equal amount of premium gas and it will be fine to run just like that and throw in a can of injector cleaner for good measure and peace of mind to remove any minor varnish buildup anywhere.

    if it was like 10 yr old gas then I might agree its worth dumping out somewhere but gas is fine sitting for up to 5 years before you should consider it "stale"
     
  16. Jul 16, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    Oklahoma credit card? Or, break the delivery line loose at the fuel filter and cycle the fuel pump.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    NW just checking your suggestion was for me who wants to drain the gas tank?
    and if so and I've a pretty full tank of gas might i have to be concerned about draining my battery if I'm running the fuel pump off it?
     
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  18. Jul 16, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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