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    How to syphon Fuel from my 2000 Mk4 Astra Envoy?

    Hi

    (hopefully this is an o.k place to post)

    Put my car though MOT, *gutted* 2 minutes after leaving the centre the car stalled and wouldn't restart.

    AA bloke thought it was a fuel pump problem, garage have just said it has packed in, and it isn't worth repairing.

    It's got a full tank of Diesel - £60s worth

    How can I get it out? I remember my old Astra which packed in with a faulty ECU, I tried and failed putting a hose pipe into the tank.

    Thanks for any help...

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    Different car same principle

    I took the pipe leading to the fuel filter off popped it into a jerry can and kept priming the pump it takes a while but you will get it all eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattjk View Post
    Different car same principle

    I took the pipe leading to the fuel filter off popped it into a jerry can and kept priming the pump it takes a while but you will get it all eventually.
    Thanks for the quick reply - but if the fuel pump has had it, would this not work?

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    put a hose pipe down the filler hole and suck it out, u just wont be able to get the hose out after cos it traps it, ir jsut drill a hole in the fuel tank lol


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    anti syphon on the tank the best way i would say is to jack up the car remove the filler neck from the tank and syphon it out that way i used a drill powered put a couple of quid from most places you could do it old skool but the taste makes me heave

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    Can u not just get a 2nd hand pump from ebay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by f4af100uk View Post
    Can u not just get a 2nd hand pump from ebay?
    I'm going to the garage tomorrow to get the details / part numbers etc, but the guy said on the phone a 2nd hand one costs a few hundred, labour fitting, then the edu (or ecu i forget) would need recoding, it probably wasn't worth it (car cost £1250 a year ago).

    Preparing for the worst, rather sell it as a non runner (£500-£600) and get another car than spend say £500+ on parts and labour trying to get it fixed

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    Someone's taking the piss. You'll pick up a pump for a lot less than that and can fit it yourself within an hour.

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    didnt know ypu pump had just broken easy fix that one and cheao you mite even be able to pick a 2nd hand one up for 20 notes

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    Fuel pump will cost you no more than 50 quid and can be fitted in 30 mins max. Sounds like you need to take your car elsewhere.

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