> > Fire. The anti-rollover devices make it difficult to safely remove
> > gasoline from a tank before removal.
Thanks for the explanation, David. I had no trouble sticking a "Kentucky
credit card" down the fill pipe, so I guess my 89 Caravan didn't have the
> I'll be the first to acknowledge that there are some dumb guys
> working in shops, but virtually all tanks these days have drains.
No drain on the Caravan, either. I used a little Facet pump to suck out
most of the fuel, then changed the internal pump with several gallons still
in the tank. But I worked outdoors with a breeze, so no chance of fume
buildup (and no idiot with a grinder working near me, either).
> Drained the tank, caught a quart in mid-stream, and it settled very
> nicely into roughly a third gasoline, a sixth water, a sixth alcohol
> and a third Florida red clay silt.
Good grief ! I wonder who hated him ? Happened to my father-in-law a long
time ago ... somebody dumped a double handful of parking lot dirt into his
tank. We went through a half-dozen fuel filters before it was cleaned up.