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    How To Drain Fuel Tank On Astra MK4?

    Hi guys.

    As some of you may know i wrote my car off on tuesday night.. However it has £50 of diesel in the tank as i only just filled it up
    It seems like the MK4's have an anti-syphoning device down through the filler cap, is there any other way to get the fuel out??

    PM me with a suggestion as i dont think it would be good for public view! Dont want everyone going out stealing fuel from MK4's especially with the fuel prices so high at the mo!

    Thanks in advance
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    Had the same problem with my corsa i scrapped, i tred to syphon it out by feeding a hose down from the filler cap, but found there was a pipe reducer as it entered the tank so getting a hose pipe into he hole was a 1-in-a-million chance. so i cut the pipe at the fuel tank, jacked the car up a bit so it all ran to one end and sy[honed it out that way.

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    (using a hand-drill rather than a powered one) drill a hole in the bottom of the tank - make sure you have a big enough container to catch the fuel in though
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