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What is the best way to empty the gas tank?

What is the best way to empty the gas tank

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Is there a drain plug?Pull the fuel pump out from the left side frame rail.,

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What do you do if you put 6 litres of petrol into a deisel tank

you have to empty the tank as much as possible ( empty is best) and refill with diesel.
Depending on the quantity of diesel in the tank when the error occurred you may get a dilution to a point where it will not noticeably affect the engine, but totally empty the tank is the best option ,especially if the vehicle is still under warranty

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The gas filter is clogged up.
It's in the gas tank. You should buy a new gas pump and it comes with a new filter. This will kill two birds with one stone.

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do you know how much ? you can sometimes get away with it in the fuel system if you add some additives or higher grade fuel. but if your not to sure how much was put in its best to empty the tank. sugar in the fuel can block the fuel lines and injectors before even hitting the plugs so would go with emptying the tank but it is up to you. somtimes the filter can deal with the sugar but to muck it will just cut througe the filter.

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My gas gauge don't work. how do you fix that problem?

Hi, 1st , of course, check for a blown fuse for your instrument panel.
If your gas gauge is reading empty then it could be that the float in the gas tank has a leak and doesn't float anymore. It has sunk. This will cause a working gauge to show empty all of the time. The float that goes into the gas tank is about 1.5 inches long by about an inch wide. It should be a hollow brass cylinder.
this cylinder attaches to a swinging arm that when it moves in the tank, it shows a different resistance depending on where the float is. In other words the height of the float connected to the arm shows the different reading. Note: if you are going to replace the float, or the fuel tank sending unit, make sure the gasoline tank is as empty as possible.
Photo below of what a float looks like (this is probably not the exact one). You may only be able to purchase a complete "fuel sending unit", which includes the float. Probably the best way to get one is from a junk yard.

Hope this helps,
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The mower is leaking gas badly right under the gas tank. would it be the acatual gas tank or the hoses or how is it best to locate the problem.

Take off the gas tank, empty it and with an air compresser, blow the air through where the hose was on, while covering the other hole with the palm of your hand. If it "pops out" theres no crack in the tank. Try replacing the hose. If you hear air blowing, replace gas tank.

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How do you drain the gas tank on a 94 Z28 camaro

You don't. There is no drain plug. If you are pulling it out to replace a fuel pump you just drop it with the fuel in it.

If you have to empty the tank you have to **** the gas out. Best to pick up a cheap hose that has a siphon built in it. make sure the tank you are putting the gas into is below the tank on the car. Start the fuel flowing and let gravity take over.

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Calibrate a fuel gage (gas)

Assuming you don't have some kind of Space Shuttle technology to work with, the best thing to start with is an empty gas tank. When you install the sending unit the little float will be hanging down and the gauge should read empty. You can do some minor adjustments to the float while you are monkeying around with it so that, for example, "Empty" is not empty. This way even if the gauge is reading empty you will know that you have a few gallons left in there as a back up reserve so even if you are reading in the reserve range that you know you will still have a couple gallons left in the tank when you hit the big "E".

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