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Need to drain old gas from tank of 94 Camaro. What's the best way

The car has been garaged for about a year and a half and I need to get the old gas out. I need to know the best way to do this.

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SOURCE: My 1991 Camaro

The backfire is only a symptom and is caused by unburned fuel entering the exhaust system while the engine is misfiring.
When it gets its 'groove' back, the returning spark ignites that fog that has made it into the exhaust system.

You do need to find the source since that backfiring is raising Cain with the catalytic convertor and possibly the muffler too.

Once it 'catches' again, does it seem to accelerate normally?
If not, it could be only a fuel filter that needs replacing.

If you don't have a code reader, it might be a good time to buy one.

The cost is very reasonable at $20 +S&H:

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Garaged for a year, my '94 Cadillac STS won't start. Battery good , won't fire.

A no start condition is usually caused by either no spark at the plugs,or no fuel at the engine,both can be checked for operation.A spark tester can be inserted into the end of a spark plug wire,crank the engine,and if there is available spark,the tester will verify this with light pulses.No light pulses,no spark.Fuel can be tested by installing a fuel pressure gauge on the schrader valve,on the fuel rail,on top of the engine.Again,crank the engine and check for adequate fuel pressure,around 50 psi or more.If a fuel preservative such as Sta Bil wasn't added and mixed into the gasoline before storage,the fuel is likely bad,oxidized,which can cause running problems.If the fuel is bad,it will smell bad,and could be the source of the problems.If this is determined to be the case,the fuel tank should be removed,drained and cleaned,and a new fuel pump and filter installed.Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1994 camaro, no heat, overheating.

replace the thermostat. it's the only way to rule it out.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: how many o2 sensors does the 94 camaro have.

There is two(2) up top.Left-side of top engine.Right under the windshield level.The other one(1) should be on your right side of the engine,on the top.The other two (2) is in the rear,under the vehicle.One on both sides.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I want to drain my gas tank because it has 6 year gas in it.

If you remove the line just prior to the carberator or the fuel injection line then turn the key on you should get a flow of gas.

Any time you are working with open fuel and fumes it is dangerous so make sure the area you are working in is well ventilated.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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