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Old 03-22-09, 05:54 PM
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fuel drain

I own a 1988 18 foot VIP fish and ski with a outboard motor and i need to drain out the old fuel from the tank, how do i do that.
It has a tank mounted under the rear deck but i don't see any drain valves.
 
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Old 03-23-09, 08:55 PM
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Its a slow process but what I do to be safe is remove the fuel line at the outlet of the primer bulb then attatch a hose to it with the other end of a hose in a fuel can on the ground. Prime the bulb then once it starts flowing it will siphon by itself.
 
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Old 04-16-09, 03:05 PM
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I tried that today and when i remove the line from the engine it has a check valve in the line near the bulb and it won't let fuel flow out when i prime to bulb and the lines are crimped on and i can't bypass the fitting , any more ideas,anyone?
 
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Old 04-16-09, 06:20 PM
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You can remove the criped on clamps and replace them with a small hose clamp. This is the easiest way I've tried to snake a hose down the filler tube but haven't had any luck.
 
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Old 04-16-09, 06:39 PM
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thanks, there might not be as much fuel left in the tank as i thought , i may just put fresh gas in it and try to run it all out at the lake.
 
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