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Old 11-23-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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As previously mentioned. In need to remove the 39 gas tank and send out for cleaning. My plan was put car up on lift and attach a 5/16 hose from fuel filter (prior to electric pump) to my 52 pickup gas filler and have gravity do itís thing. The problem is itís just dribbling in (btw gas cap was off car to help).

There is a drain plug under the tank. The problem is, I drain that way Iím sure a lot of crap will come out with the gas.

I have lil over half a tank. So Iím thinking....can I pull drain plug and then use pantyhose and then pour in truck tank? I donít want crap in truck tank.

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Old 11-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #2
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Just install an inline filter to the drain hose that you're using.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:54 PM   #3
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Thanks I have that and it’s just dribbling out. Assume passage way to inline filter blocked prior to filer. There is no fitting to attach at drain plug.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:17 PM   #4
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Why do you care what comes out with the gas? It is easy to filter it before using it for something else.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:28 PM   #5
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Jerry thanks that was my question

Pantyhose in filler of truck? Or?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:06 PM   #6
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I would filter it from one container to another before putting it in the tank. Just be careful with the stuff! The filter material you use would depend on how fine of material you are wanting removed.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:14 PM   #7
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I'm certainly no expert, however if I were in this situation I would let it dribble out through the filter as you are doing now. What's the hurry afterall. I would not use pantyhose as I would be quite concerned the gas would dissolve or otherwise degrade the material leaving contaminates in the fuel. If you are in a hurry then by all means pop the drain plug and empty into a gas can. The worst that can happen is you may waste about $20 worth of gas, or perhaps you could find an appropriate conicle filter and pour the gas from one can to the other thereby inspecting the contents of what's in there as you go.
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I have used cheescloth for filtering. It works very well.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:08 AM   #9
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Thanks all. The dribbling could take hours and I don’t want to leave unattended.
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I have successfully used 2 nested conical paint filters for gas. I am at a loss to understand why you would want to leave junk in your tank. It sounds to me like it needs to be boiled out or replaced as well as the hardline up to the engine.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:56 AM   #11
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I have successfully used 2 nested conical paint filters for gas. I am at a loss to understand why you would want to leave junk in your tank. It sounds to me like it needs to be boiled out or replaced as well as the hardline up to the engine.
Guess you didnít read my first post...
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:44 PM   #12
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Why not simply use drain plug, run into a suitable sized container....then decant into another container/ truck's tank, using a filter medium in a funnel
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why would you not use the electric pump to transfer the fuel using the filter already in place?


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Old 11-24-2019, 02:53 PM   #14
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Good suggestion. Tried the blockage was in the tank. The pump could not pull it through. I got it now pulled plug.

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Siphon out through the filler tube to get the majority out, then remove the plug to get the rest.
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