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snoe2006@yahoo.com

Oct 18, 2008, 8:29 AM

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Hi all, This car was in an accident and totaled out. Two days prior to this accident, I filled it up completely. I bought a transfer pump and tried to syphon, but it doesn't work. Could somebody help me with this? if there is an anti-syphoning device then I'm just wasting my time Right? Thanks


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 18, 2008, 11:18 AM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

There are baffles in the tank to prevent "sloshing" that make siphoning difficult to impossible. Try taking fuel filter off and forcing fuel pump instead,

T



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Oct 18, 2008, 12:01 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Thanks for the help, but what do you mean by forcing the fuel pump-what is the procedure?


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Oct 18, 2008, 1:17 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

It's an electric fuel pump. Car is totalled as you said so jumper it make it run to pump itself out. You should be able to do this at the relay for it if you can get at it. Use all caution of course as you are dealing with fuel ,

T



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Oct 19, 2008, 2:24 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Or remove the filler neck and insert hose directly into the tank.



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Oct 19, 2008, 2:40 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Thank you- I assume the filler neck detaches from the tank so that I can do this?


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Oct 19, 2008, 5:16 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Yep. There is a small screw that holds a ring that holds the filler to othe tank. Remove it, (I think it is an 8mm head). Then remove the screws that hold the top of the filler neck to the fuel door area. You meed to wiggle and speak the exact words, but it will come out. Have fun.



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Oct 19, 2008, 6:17 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Thank you sir, I will try this!


Jeff Norfolk
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Oct 19, 2008, 6:39 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Since the car is crashed anyway you could jack it up and punch a hole in the bottom of the tank and drain it into a bucket. Thats the way the thieves in Texas do it.
Jeff


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Oct 20, 2008, 2:54 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Thanks for the advice, but I think I will try to remove the filler neck so that I can siphon off about 5 gallons at a time!


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Oct 23, 2008, 3:33 AM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

I did get the filler neck off, just as you said. Thanks very much for the help!


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Oct 23, 2008, 6:09 AM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Glad it came out for you. Keep us in mind for future references. There is a good core group here. Thanks for reply.



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Oct 23, 2008, 12:36 PM

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Nicely Done W20....This is for you!Tongue




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Oct 23, 2008, 3:21 PM

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Where is the Guido and Luigi award?AngelicBlush



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Oct 24, 2008, 10:14 AM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Hey Nunzio,

Thats an "Italian Gold" Star!

Man,This is going to be harder that I thought! (Making you an honorary Not ornery Italian!)

We'll start > S> L > O > W > !




(This post was edited by JIM N on Oct 24, 2008, 11:44 AM)


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Mar 16, 2009, 10:22 AM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

any chance you still have the neck and want to sell it?


Loren Champlain Sr
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Mar 16, 2009, 5:43 PM

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Re: 97 GrandMarquis-need to syphon gas out of Sign In

Hey, Clarke; Save the neck for me!
Loren
SW Washington






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