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Express Van/Starwagon Satelite Express SJ 1997 Used ethanol fuel - have since been using unleaded super - have changed fuel filter twice - when tank is 1/4 full starts to loose power and stops - when full works ok.How can I empty remaining fuel and start again?

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What you need to do is buy a syphon hose that you push into fuel tank drain tank out they sell the crank stle based like a fishing rod as for your problem i would check the line from your gas tank to your emmission canister that it is not restricted if okay check fuel pump it could be heating internaly when fuel is lower than the pump housing when fuel is above pump keeps it alot cooler

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