What are the Most Effective Wrong Fuel Removal Techniques?

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Pumping wrong fuel in a car is a growing problem. It affects hundreds of thousands of cars in the United Kingdom each year. What you must know is that it’s possible to drain the wrong fuel out of your car, motorcycle, and boat or plant machinery. The techniques for doing this are varied. You have the freedom to choose any technique you deem appropriate. However, if you have never done such work before, choosing the right technique might be a bit of a problem. Some of these techniques irrespective of whether you want to drain fuel for any of these reasons:

  1. Wrong fuel that needs removal
  2. You’re ready to sell the car
  3. Draining the fuel to prepare the car for repairs, replacements or regular maintenance

The technique that you choose depends on the type of car and engine that you have. No cars are the same. The gas tank is made in such a way that fuel can’t or shouldn’t be easy to remove once it’s pumped inside. Therefore, this is one of the biggest challenges of wrong fuel removal techniques. You should choose a technique that allows you to remove the fuel – all of it. If you don’t know what to do, stop putting your life at risk by taking a DIY approach. Instead, hire an engineer for the work.

So, what techniques should you attempt?

Siphoning Fuel

Before syphoning the fuel, you have to run the car as close as possible to empty. Normally, you shouldn’t think of attempting this technique when you’re dealing with wrong fuel. For example, it’s the wrong technique when you want to drain petrol out of a diesel car, or diesel from a petrol car. However, feel free to use this technique when you want to drain fuel to create space for repairs or replacements. Use this technique to when you want to sell your car. It’s worth stating that some engineers might use this technique, but only with the right equipment.

Fuel syphon system is a requirement when you opt for this technique. You can buy this system at the local auto stores. The system comes with 3/8 inch hose and a pump. The pump operates manually. A professional engineer who uses this technique will not risk placing a hose in the tank before sucking the fuel out through his mouth. This is dangerous as it could cause an accidental ingestion of fuel, which is unhealthy, hazardous and incredibly dangerous. Furthermore, the engineer might just swallow fuel or cause serious fire hazard by spilling some.

Using a Fuel Pump

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First, you have to appreciate the fact that it’s not possible to drain all fuel tanks directly. It’s advisable to opt for this technique only after determining that it is the right one for your car. The technique tends to work and produce amazing results for most cars. It’s one of the easiest ways of draining wrong fuel from the car. To proceed with this technique, you would need a receptacle or pan, which you must place under the drainage plug. Don’t proceed with this technique until you identify the drainage plug first.

Knowing When to Drain

It’s disastrous trying to drive your car with the wrong type of fuel. The best technique is one that involves flushing the fuel system of all the wrong fuel pumped into it. The fuel tank needs complete draining. The fuel lines need flushing too. The fuel filters need replacing before the car is ready for a fresh pumping of the right kind of fuel. This technique requires the right kind of equipment. Otherwise, some contaminated fuel would remain in the car, and this is likely to present its own set of problems every time you want to drive the car.

Under the last technique, you also need to consider replacing the fuel filters. The filters don’t cost too much. You can get a new filter for between £25 and £50. You don’t need to call an expert engineer to fit the new filters in your engine. You can do this on your own. It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to replace the new filters. However, be cautious if your car is under manufacturer’s warranty. Some mechanics will never agree to change the filters until you tell them your purpose for considering this option. It’s a costly process.

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Therefore, there are many wrong fuel removal techniques. You have the choice of determining the right kind of technique to use. Better yet, you ought to delegate this decision to an engineer or expert in wrong fuel removal. Your car will thank you for leaving this task to the experts. Avoid techniques that can cause more problems. Avoid techniques that expose you to health problems. Avoid techniques that place your car or engine to more risks. Avoid techniques that could lead to serious fire hazards.

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