Fuel Tank Removal
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explo-
sive under certain conditions. Make sure the area
is well-ventilated and free from any source of flame
or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot
light. Do not smoke. Turn the ignition switch OFF
and disconnect the battery (–) terminal.
To avoid fire, do not remove the fuel tank when the
engine is still hot. Wait until it cools down.
To make fuel spillage minimum, draw the fuel out
from the fuel tank when the engine is cold.
Be prepared for fuel spillage; any spilled fuel must
be completely wiped up immediately.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
Wait until the engine cools down.
Disconnect the battery (–) terminal (see Battery Removal
in the Electrical System chapter).
Draw the fuel out from the fuel tank with a commercially
available pump [A].
Use a soft plastic hose [B] as a pump inlet hose in order
to insert the hose smoothly.
Put the hose through the filler opening [C] into the tank
and draw the fuel out.
The fuel could not be removed completely from the
fuel tank. Be careful for remained fuel spillage.
Ignition Switch Cover [A]
Nut [A] and Washer
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