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    Drain fuel from mk3 golf help..

    Can anyone advise me how to drain the fuel from my mk3? It's got well over half a tank in it so I want to drain it down to quarter as its going to be sitting over winter doing nothing, can I just syphon it out of the filler cap?

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    Drain fuel from mk3 golf help..

    I recently tried to siphon diesel out of fathers 56 plate Leon TDI. Fuck knows how pikeys do it in the middle of the night in the street - gave up after about 1/3 of a tank
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    Drain fuel from mk3 golf help..

    20 mins ago I stupidly tried to syphon it with a hose like I syphon water tanks at work, I'm as high a fooking kite now, not kidding either lol, won't be taking that approach again

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    Didn't even get a drop out either lol

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    Drain fuel from mk3 golf help..



    I got a few mouthfuls of derv before I gave up

    When I say siphon, I actually used a small 12v pump designed for moving diesel between bulk tanks (the in laws have a garage). Can't do that with petrol though because of ATEX.

    Take off the supply pipe to the fuel rail, pop it into a hose pipe and run 12v to the lift pump that sits on top of the tank in the boot? (did in my old mk2 anyway - think they're pretty similar).
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    Re: Drain fuel from mk3 golf help..

    Quote Originally Posted by cforehead View Post




    When I say siphon, I actually used a small 12v pump
    Only pump ive got is my lungs and my gob

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