Fuel Tank Removal
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explo-
sive under certain conditions, creating the potential
for serious burns. Make sure the area is well venti-
lated 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. Disconnect the
battery (–) terminal. To avoid fuel spills, draw it from
the 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).
Fuel Tank Covers (see Fuel Tank Cover Removal in the
Open the fuel tank cap [A] to lower the pressure in the
During tank removal, keep the tank cap open to release
pressure in the tank. This makes fuel spillage less.
Draw the fuel out from the fuel tank with a commercially
available pump [A].
Use a soft plastic hose [B] as a pump intake hose in order
to insert the hose smoothly.
Put the hose through the fill opening [C] into the tank and
draw the fuel out.
Spilled fuel is flammable and can be explosive un-
der certain conditions. The fuel can not be removed
completely from the fuel tank. Be careful for re-
mained fuel spillage.
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