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How do i get fuel out of nissan x trail fuel tank

I want to syphon fuel out of nissan x trail

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If you have the fuel tank lowered from the vehicle most cars have a brass or gold colored ring its about 4-6 inches across and is around the fuel lines going inside the tank (usually on top). (not the fill tubes though usually on corner or edge) it will have 5-8 small tabs sticking up about 3/16 of an inch. The ring spins by being tapped carefully with hammer and screwdriver so the ring rotates until the tabs are in the open cut outs and then the ring and fuel assembly lifts out of the tank. Do it slowly and carefully because you will have to lean it forward and backward to get it all out.

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SOURCE: Is there an easy way to drain an X trail fuel tank

No easy way really, the best way is to get hold of an external electric petrol pump, put this inline before the diesel lift pump (With plunger on top in engine bay) and run a hose from this into a container, you then supply power to the pump and wait for it to drain, Make sure you tow the truck to a gas station and fill it completely with diesel to dilute any remaining residue of petrol to avoid engine damage and make sure you don't rev the vehicle as soon as you start it, leave it to idle for ten mins or so to avoid injector damage.

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