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Where to drain the bad gas from I mixed it with diesel

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There is NO drain on the tank bottom.....Disconnecting fuel line/add extension if/as needed,place hose/extension in aux fuel tank,add 'Modis',request fuel pump 'on' & drain tank.....Add fresh fuel,replace fuel filter & ad fuel injector cleaner (Preferably Lucas #10020) & PROPERLY dispose of waste fuel.

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    No where,unless you can get lucky & are able 'siphon' the fuel out....BE CAREFUL !!!!

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You can try to syphon it out ? use a piece of hose pipe and thread it down the filler hole. suck the end of the pipe untill gas starts to flow then make sure the end of the pipe is lower than the fuel tank and into a bucket. as long as you keep the pipe lower than the tank it will syphon the gas out.

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