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I need to drain the tank on a 2001 vw jetta tdi without removing the tank. does it have a anti siphon device and if so how can I drain the fuel?

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Disconnect fuel hose that connects to fuel rail on the motor. Connect that hose to a rubber hose and lead it into a container. Then you have 1 of 2 options. First is just turn the key on for 3 seconds, turn off, then on again, etc etc etc, till tank is empty. This will take a while but easy if tank is almost empty. 2 would be to find the power to the fuel pump. Run a live wire from battery to fuel power wire and pump will run till you disconnect power. It can be a pain in the but to find the power wire though.

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