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    Emptying petrol tank on mk3 Astra

    Sorry I didn't know which forum this would belong in. Anyone know how you do it?

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    Take of the feed to the filter, put 12v direct to the pump, then it pumps it out.

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    or, if your petrol tank is FUBAR as mine is today, Chris says he's just going to punch a hole in it to drain out my full tank of petrol so he can replace the tank

    Thankfully his supplier just happened to have a mk3 petrol tank in stock thank god, so she should be ready for Billing

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    Mine doesn't leak but the car is getting weighed in and there is 3/4 tank of fuel left in it.

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    Will the car start?


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    Yes it still runs.

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    woohoo, mine is fixed now Shame I lost half a tank of petrol in the process of waiting for the repair and during the change At least I have a nice shiny new petrol tank again. < / hijack >

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    I'd do as lee said above, remove a pipe from the filter and power the pump up (red/blue which will be under the rear seat I think)
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    yes it is under the rear seat, access through a circular plastic cap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    I'd do as lee said above, remove a pipe from the filter and power the pump up (red/blue which will be under the rear seat I think)
    yep this is how I drained mine after it was written off.

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