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Old 04-19-2007, 05:21 PM
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ok so i need some help fast if any of you can. my finaces 96 cavalier broke down and it has 3/4 of a tank of gas in it. my truck runs great but is almost of out gas.

no i'm out of money till i get my check tomorrow afternoon and need to get to work in the moring. how do i siphon the gas out of her car? i think it has one of those anti siphon things cuz when i put the hose in i'm not touching gas, but it is hitting something. any ideas?

i think i'm gonna have to ask someone for a couple bucks but i really hate doin that. can someone help me please??
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Disconnect a fuel line, (at the fuel filter for example) put a bucket under the line, and turn the key so the fuel pump engages. Seems to me this would work (in theory). SOmeone correct me if Im wrong.
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the battery and alternator are absolutely no good at all, when i tryed turnin the car over nothing came on at all, so i don't think the fuel pump would kick on either
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park your truck in front of the car. Jump her battery, not to start it but to just get the fuel pump to come on. Pump the fuel into a suitable gas container and then into your truck.
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Try cutting the siphon hose at an angle; sometimes that works.

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try using a 5' 1/4" vac line works for me not fast but if u are not stealing it you should be fine at about 5gal in 30min
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Never siphon gas with your mouth, if that's what you were trying to do. I'm sure a lot of people have done it, but they shouldn't.
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Never siphon gas with your mouth, if that's what you were trying to do. I'm sure a lot of people have done it, but they shouldn't.
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If you use clear tubing, there's less chance of getting a mouthful of gas.

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My father in law always used an ice pick or small screw driver to poke a hole in the thing and pull her out always worked for us
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the gas is not the prob it is the vapors from the gas. but in the small amount u get you would have to do it 5-10 times a day my father is a doctor and that is what he told me and some guys from his work were saying so i would have to take there word on it.
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Save the mint for after you start your siphon.
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