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How to drain a fuel tank?

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So what's the best way to drain a fuel tank prior to dropping it to swap out a fuel pump?

Fortunately I never had to do that, but I'm thinking that if I had to, I would siphon it into a 2 1/2 gallon gas can, and pour it into my other cars, or neighbor's cars, until I couldn't siphon any more out.

I have a siphon like this.

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Once I got the siphon going, I wouldn't want to break it until finished, so I guess it would be a two person job, One to plug the siphon, while the other emptied the gas can into other cars.
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I don't think you can get a tube into the newer tanks because of the rollover ball in the filler neck.

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