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Someone said that mayb with the rain we had recently water got in and I would need to take petrol out from tank and dry it iut and put new fuel in .thing is how do I do that can anyone help me please

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What is your car doing?? Not sure what you are asking..but if you say rain got into your gas tank?????? Rain woukd not hurt but FLOOD HIGH ENOUGH YES..but one thing I will say if you got water in your gas high enough to get into you filling tube..you will have far more trouble then just water in the gas tank..Need more information..please..

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I had similar problem some months ago it turned out to be the pipe under wheel arch (corroded) where cap filler is.
my problem was solved by replacing pipe which is connected to rubber pipe fixed to tank and filler hose from filler cap.
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possibly some new pipe clips as others may be corroded.
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I would start by looking for the valve on the fuel rail (or at the filter housing), if you disconnected the fuel pipe from the filter feed you will have a lot of air in the system (and diesels do not like air in the feul system) you will need to have someone crank the motor over while you push in on the schrader valve to release the air out of the system until you get fuel to flow steady out of that port (this may take a short period of time), then you should be able to start the vehicle... would also recommend replacing the fuel filter as well. Hope this helps.

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could it be water in the gas? vent a little gas( threw the Schrader valve on the fuel distribution rail to the injectors) into a clear glass plastic jar or something and see if it looks like water instead of gas or some water mixed with gas. if it is, then separate the water from the gas and pour the gas back into the tank and keep venting gas till it's mostly clear... should run almost normal.. and you could try "heat" fuel additive , or some low cost product in the fuel additive section at walmart or any place,, designed to remove water from your fuel. but if it's a lot of water, i would empty the tank . maybe if you carefully remove the fuel line with a fuel line coupling removal tool and then turn the key on and off and on and off over and over till all the water is gone or even the entire contents of the fuel tank.. did you(or someone) put some gas in the car from a gas can that was for your mower that would have been rained in?

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No need to worry unduly. It is an expensive nuisance but probably not terminal.



The filter gauze protecting the fuel pump inlet (if fitted) is so fine water will not readily pass through it so hopefully little water will have entered the fuel injection system. Checking the fuel filter will confirm this or indicate the entire fuel system needs drying out. This would be a process of dismantling and drying with compressed air and applied warmth and at the worst the injectors might (only might) need specialist attention but hopefully the water is confined to the fuel tank.



The tank will need draining and drying and the pump removing from it's housing to be thoroughly dried before refilling with fresh fuel. In case of lingering droplets of water adding an emulsifier such as Wynns drifuel is advisable.



I expect the kids thought they were helping so please don't be too hard on them...

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